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Thread: Need hand quilting ideas

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    Good morning, most of my rows are now pieced, so I am bored and looking ahead to the quilting portion of this quilt. Note: I loved Ranger's avatar quilt and that is what I've copied. It is so geometric that my usual free motion meandering doesn't seem appropriate. I would love suggestions for my machine, but I am not opposed to hand quilting since this is a November gift. Help! Looking for some design ideas.
    Jeannie in GA

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    WOW, it is amazing. I love it. No ideas except wish I could do this. Cool.

    Blessings,
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    What about something with curves or circles?

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    I would stick with the "geometrics" ie...straight lines, triangles, etc.

    But I am still kind of new at this!!! :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    WOW, it is amazing. I love it. No ideas except wish I could do this. Cool.

    Blessings,
    Ruth
    Ruth, this is a print of the EQ5 layout I did for this quilt. I scanned in the fabric, so it really does look like this. This is nothing but 3 fabrics, being sure to have a really good distinction between the light color on the top of the "brick" and a fairly dark color along the side of each brick representing shading. Then it's nothing but half square triangles and squares. Really a simple quilt, but very necessary to have a diagram to follow the layout. I pin it to the wall in front of my ironing board, then layout each row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    What about something with curves or circles?
    uhh, could I SEE an example of what you mean???
    Jeannie in GA

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    My first thought is some type of lightning bolt. This would include the straight lines. Add some stars to go along with the fabric. First thought.

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    How large is your beautiful design? Size of blocks etc.? Looks as if it would be a simple pattern to copy. I can/'t wait to see your finished quilt.Carol

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    This is a beautiful quilt. Stitch on the ditch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    What about something with curves or circles?
    I love that idea. Can't wait to see it, whatever you do!!!

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    I always heard to use curves on an quilt with lots of angles. It softens the effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting.addict
    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    What about something with curves or circles?
    uhh, could I SEE an example of what you mean???
    Jeannie in GA
    Since I can't figure out how to show you this. Here's a link that I have that has all different kinds of stencils to sort of show you. :lol: :lol:

    http://quiltingstencils.com/backgrounds.aspx

    I figured since its geometric adding a different type of quilting would add some movement. :-D

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    I agree with using curved stitching. I think it would be a big plus to the geometrics. I never go with my first ideas anyway.

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    how much quilting do you want to do on the piece

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    If I were handquilting this pattern (which I love btw!) I would stitch one eighth of an inch inside the pinks, making a rectangle, then the star square would get stitched just inside the seams, and the purple... just my two cents.

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    Jeannie! I just saw another post about circles on a geometric quilt. It's called She wants circles.........
    Do a search. I can't figure out how to get the link to you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    how much quilting do you want to do on the piece
    Here is the first six rows spread over the back of my sofa. The star blocks are 5" finished. I have no idea how much quilting to put into this, but I was hoping if y'all could see the actual quilt top, you might come up with a plan for the quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Jeannie! I just saw another post about circles on a geometric quilt. It's called She wants circles.........
    Do a search. I can't figure out how to get the link to you!!
    Susie,
    I went and looked at the She wants circles...wow, that looks great!! I will not be using a LAQ, so I have to do templates (which I have never done!!) and do it by hand or figure out some design I can do on my Viking. Sure appreciate you pointing that one out to me!
    Jeannie

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    What a lovely mix of colors, not to bright but
    just right. I love it. Also, I agree that at least on
    the outside curves or waves would be nice. Can't
    make up my mind on the inside, that is full of
    straight lines.

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    I have a question. Since your a handquilter. If some where to buy you some items for hand qulting what would you like. Im trying to find a gift for some one who hand quilts and Im puzzled.

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    Circles would really make it outstanding. All you need to do is find a bowl or plate the size you decide to make the circles and mark around it. Overlapping the circles would look even better. Cookie cutters with handles work great. Do you have a kitchen cutter that cuts circles for tacos, biscuits or something similiar. Those often have a handle that makes it easy to hold still. Even a pot lid.

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    I'm with most of you-circles or stars or some combination of the two

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