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Thread: Paper pieced quilt

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    Paper pieced quilt

    I have finished a paper pieced quilt. Any suggestions for a quilting pattern? There are so many pieces on each block I don't think anything too complicated would work.

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    Sorry, but my crystal ball must be out of commission because of the heat wave!
    ........ if you'd like suggestions, it's always best to show us a photo of your quilt.

    Without having a clue as to what PP you are working with,
    I am sure that I am no different than many of the others, with no clue as to what to suggest!
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    There is a way to attach photos - maybe someone can post the "how to" for you - or connect you to the link.

    I know they can't be "too big" - meaning too many pixels or something like that -

    Or you could post a link to the pattern you used.?

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    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Sorry, but my crystal ball must be out of commission because of the heat wave!
    ........ if you'd like suggestions, it's always best to show us a photo of your quilt.

    Without having a clue as to what PP you are working with,
    I am sure that I am no different than many of the others, with no clue as to what to suggest!
    I will not say what my crystal ball is telling me but will try and thank you for your kind and courteous response.

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    I do a lot of paper piecing and my choice for quilting really depends on the density of the paper piecing, the pattern and the fabric. A picture of your quilt would be very helpful. In the help center there are several directions on adding pictures depending on your computer's operating system

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/qb-help-center-f27/
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    Since I am not the best fmq'r, I'd probably go for an edge to edge design with swirls and curves in a thread that blends in the best. Most pp'ing is very linear, so curves of your choice can be a generalized design that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggie View Post
    I will not say what my crystal ball is telling me but will try and thank you for your kind and courteous response.
    ...... And I hope that you will share a photo,
    so that you can get some suggestions as to how you might quilt it.
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    Picture

    Trying to upload pic. On mac

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    Depending on how large your blocks are, a good place to start would be to SITD between the blocks. Once that is done, maybe you can stitch in a few of the bigger pp pieces to meet the batting quilting requirements?

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    Voila!!!

    Hope the pic is here. Too funny. Well now I know how to do it on the MAC! Its probably too small now. My daughter has the quilt. These are a few leftover blocks. Each one is different so you can see my dilemma.
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    Maybe just outline the main features of each block/motif and then maybe a meander/stipple type thing in the "backgrounds"?

    I am in the group that thinks (in most cases) that the piecing should get more attention than the quilting.

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    I agree with Bear, a meander or stipple in a color that blends would probably be best.

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    ITA with BearIsGray and Peckish ...
    SITD around the black will help to emphasize your work.

    Stipple or Meander in the background would work, though there is not a lot of background, so it may not be needed, depending on the size of the blocks.

    If the blocks are larger in side, you may want to do something on the coloured fabrics, especially the white/cream one. This could be linear work, or something curvy could be good too.

    I am guessing there is some sort of sashing to join the blocks together.
    Again, probably just a little outline work.

    As already mentioned ... check your batting requirements so you know how min/max for the quilting stitches.

    Some interesting blocks ... would love to see how they come together in a quilt.
    Maybe your daughter would do a photo for you, so you can show us.
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    Since each block is different, this is a good time to try some new designs....I suggest doing on paper or my fav-kids magna-doodle- recycled after gg got bored with it....in common areas do stipple or curls or whatever has already been suggested.

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