Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Need your opinions on quilting options...

  1. #1
    Junior Member Launie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    135

    Question Need your opinions on quilting options...

    Made this top for my cuz who is expecting. Not really sure how to go about quilting. I would like to get it done quickly, so I don't really want to SITD as this is time consuming on this particular top. Fairly competent in stipple and loop-de-loop. Any other ideas?
    TIA!
    IMG_1193

  2. #2
    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    3,604
    How big are the blocks? If they're less than 10 inches, you can SITD with Warm & White batting. However, if you're comfortable doing loops and stipples, why not do one of those? Personally I would probably SITD around the block and do some loope on the border.
    Heather

  3. #3
    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    6,189
    If you could draw out a posy flower from the border fabric & incorporate that into your loops, that would be kind of fun.

  4. #4
    Junior Member Launie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    135
    The blocks aren't very big, about 4.5" square. The white part is a jelly roll and the colored strips are honey buns. Good ideas, keep 'em coming!

  5. #5
    Senior Member stillclock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    766
    oh it's pretty!

    i like quilting shapes inside the blocks. could you design a flower or something circular/round to contrast with the sharp angles of the blocks? then a linked flower for the border?

    whatever you do, it's going to be lovely because it already is!

    aileen

  6. #6
    Super Member nannyrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    5,833
    Love your quilt but will let the experts advise you on the quilting.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

  7. #7
    Senior Member stillclock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    766
    and i might experiment with those cool multicoloured threads or something bright to pop out. there's a lot of white in there and you don't want the quilting to die.

    aileen

  8. #8
    Super Member leatheflea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    martinsville Indiana
    Posts
    4,476
    How about half inch cross hatching in the white areas, or straight lines about half inch or quarter inch apart running the length of the white areas, nothing in the colored areas with either of these that I've mentioned. Stippling in just the white areas.

    Oh I really like the quilt!

  9. #9
    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Knot Merrill, Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,729
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea View Post
    How about half inch cross hatching in the white areas, or straight lines about half inch or quarter inch apart running the length of the white areas, nothing in the colored areas with either of these that I've mentioned. Stippling in just the white areas.

    Oh I really like the quilt!
    that's what I was thinking too, but without quilting over the colored bars - that would be a lot of starts/stops - which is time consuming (especially if she plans on burying threads).

    Babtist Fan comes to mind. Some kind of all over curved treatment.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

  10. #10
    Super Member alfosa421's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    up to my eyeballs in UFOs
    Posts
    2,341
    Blog Entries
    3
    repeat the flowers like the ones in the border? Are the squares meant to be written in? I've always wnated to quilt one of my quilts with song lyrics Perhaps nursery rhymes?

  11. #11
    Junior Member totosmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bedford Co, PA
    Posts
    256
    What a lovely quilt! Good job! It has a lot of eye appeal.

    To get it done quickly, I would SID around the blocks and then do loop-de-loops in the border. But honestly, it's so sweet that whatever you do will be fine.
    Dorothy in PA

  12. #12
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    12,155
    Blog Entries
    1
    I haven't read the other posts, but on a quilt like this what I like to do is a serpentine stitch instead of SID. It is super easy if you simply do the serpentine over the seams, working from one side to the other. Because this stitch takes more thread, I like to use a finer thread -- Aurifil 50wt works really well. To add a little pizzaz, I like to use a variegated Aurifil. (Aurifil 50wt is a 2-ply thread, so it is finer than the more common 50wt 3-ply threads.)

    The serpentine stitch is slower to stitch out than a straight stitch, simply because it is meandering left and right; however, it is super easy to do because it is very forgiving. Small deviations do not show up at all. For this reason, I usually do it at my machine's top speed and just feed the quilt through as fast as it will go. It's pretty mindless too. For me, it's the fastest way to finish a quilt.

    The other thing I like about serpentine stitch is that it gives a very soft look to the finished quilt.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    316
    Sorry, no ideas from me, but I really, really, really like everything about your quilt top. I'm going to try that serpentine stitch with some Superior Masterpiece #50/3 I just got. Thanks Prism99.

  14. #14
    Super Member Farm Quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Odessa, Washington
    Posts
    1,907
    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    If you could draw out a posy flower from the border fabric & incorporate that into your loops, that would be kind of fun.
    I agree. When I quilt, for myself or others, I always look at the fabric in the quilt for inspiration. Flowers and leaves with loops are easy. Flowers are a circle in the middle then bumps around just like the flowers in your border material. To move from flower to flower, put in leaves and loops. That would be a quick and easy E2E pattern.

  15. #15
    Junior Member Launie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    135
    Thanks everyone! I knew my QB peeps would come up with some great ideas! Will head to LQS on Monday to look for backing and thread.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    736
    I don't have any new suggestions but do like the idea of using the flower shapes from your border along with loops. That would be pretty quick & easy. Also like the idea of the variagated thread. Mostly, I just love the colors & fabrics in your quilt. So cheerful!
    http://www.thingsthatarenotperfect.blogspot.com/

  17. #17
    Junior Member Jennifer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    South Dakota
    Posts
    200
    I am still in love with a medium stipple. This is how I have quilted all the quilts I have given away because I think it always the quilt to crinkle perfectly after it's first wash.

  18. #18
    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    6,189
    Here's a nice flower quilting tutorial http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...y-flowers.html

  19. #19
    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    6,189
    Just found this one, you might like http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/201...ng-machine-35/

  20. #20
    Super Member kathdavis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Blue Springs, Missouri
    Posts
    2,484
    Blog Entries
    2
    Loop-de-loop would be a nice contrast to the squares.
    Kathleen

    Remember, people will see your quilts long after you are gone....NOT your housework!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.