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Need Help with Quilting Layout for Courthouse Steps in Log Cabin Fashion

Old 02-19-2015, 08:37 AM
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Hello, when I started this quilt, I really didn't think how I would quilt it but now that I'm starting to search and layout various patterns, I haven't a clue what/how to quilt it. Here's a EQ7 layout showing you what I'm up against. Its only a lap quilt 50 x 70, blocks are 10", border is 5". The middle blocks sort of look like hearts in how they're arranged. The original pattern was for a larger quilt with 5 rows of complete blocks but it would have been too large so decided on 2 color families and then split one color to go to either side of the main color. Thought it gave it more character than just having 2 vertical rows of these blocks.

Would love any suggestions (photos would be helpful) on how to quilt this. I have robotics on my system so can purchase the pattern if I don't already have one similar but as to free motion, no way as I have a bad case of hand tremors. My straight lines look more like meandering than straight. Reason for the robotics.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:11 AM
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I would go for something that is curvy like feathers or swirls personally. I would highlight the hearts and 1/2 hearts...

This website has some great feathering patterns: http://www.forestquilting.com/motifs_free_pg4.html

I do mostly freehand FMQ so I don't have any links to programmed patterns....sorry....
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:15 AM
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Oh and I did just find this website in my search, but not sure if the software is one that works with your machine!

http://stitchhappy.com/Stitch%20Happ...index&cPath=12
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:41 PM
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I have seen log cabin type quilts with circle or baptist fans (?) as the quilting design. Doesn't sound like it would look good, but it does!
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:38 PM
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I would do diagonal straight lines to accent the movement in the quilt.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:44 AM
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Luvspaper, I agree with you about using curves/feathers. I was always given the idea that if the quilt is basically straight lines such as logs to use a curvy/circle type quilt pattern to bring in movement and of course vice-versa. I've been watching videos put out by Ellen Munnich on using ProQ Designer program which I have. Her latest videos were on whole quilt quilting. She took a design, sliced it, diced it and put it back together, adding bits and pieces from other designs. That's what I did yesterday instead of finishing the quilts.............bad girl! So here is what I've come up with so far. Still needs some tweaking though. What do you all think?
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Wow, that quilting is awesome and would look great on that quilt!
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Old 02-20-2015, 06:35 PM
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I think that would be gorgeous.
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:25 PM
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I love it and agree it would be gorgeous!! There are times where I wish my machine was computerized -- this is one!
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Just wanted to say I love the layout of your quilt!
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