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    Barb V's Avatar
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    Good Morning ALL

    I just finished purchasing all my fat quarters for a Queen Yellow Brick road quilt. SOOO I am a long ways from quilting it. but I need your help. I am going to hand quilt . I am looking for ideas on what to do. Has any one hand quilted their own. What did you go around. One idea I was given was do an X from cornor to cornor. I will be doing it in 3 sections, then adding the boarder later Thanks

    Barb in Wis. Cold, but the snow storm missed us all together.

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    What I have seen done many times is quilting in the ditch around each individual block. Then one piece in the middle of the block. Gives you proper stability and creates a pretty picture of thread on the back.

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    I like to stitch in the ditch and then pick a simple design for the centers. Could be a diamond, heart ,circle or any thing else you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb V
    Good Morning ALL

    I just finished purchasing all my fat quarters for a Queen Yellow Brick road quilt. SOOO I am a long ways from quilting it. but I need your help. I am going to hand quilt . I am looking for ideas on what to do. Has any one hand quilted their own. What did you go around. One idea I was given was do an X from cornor to cornor. I will be doing it in 3 sections, then adding the boarder later Thanks

    Barb in Wis. Cold, but the snow storm missed us all together.
    Here is my plan.
    1.) Quilt in the ditch around the 9x9 blocks. That should stabilize the whole thing.
    2.) Quilt on a diagonal on 3 inch centers in a large diamond pattern the whole quilt, skipping the 6x6 blocks that are part of some blocks.
    3.) Quilt around those 6x6 blocks.
    4.) Use those 6x6 blocks as mini pallets for freehand machine quilting of Celtic knot patterns.
    5.) Quilt running celtic knots on the borders.

    tim in san jose

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    :roll: Thank you all for your ideas of quilting. on the YBR. I have written each one down so far and will put it with my project. I sure am happy that I found this site. Everyone is so helpful
    Barb :roll:

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    I think most of us are our own worst critics. I will make something and then as I'm showing it to someone I am saying yeah but look here where I messed up!! LOL I have been told all quilts need a humility block in them to remind us that only one is perfect and that is God. Mine all have LOTS of humility in them!!
    My first quilt I did was a sampler quilt that I handpieced. I took it to show my bro and his wife and when I got it all layed out there was a block that I immediately saw that was wrong. Like was said earlier, it might as well have been flashing neon!! It's still there and it's still wrong because I will not take it out and redo it from the middle of the quilt!! LOL
    Gay

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    When Native Americans do their beadwork, they intentionally put in a bead that is obviously wrong, because only God is perfect and they want to make it clear that they are not trying to be perfect, because man cannot be like God in that way. I like that. :-)

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    I do too and I have read this same thing on Amish and Jewish quilting. I like the concept of doing that. I don't have to intentionally do it though!! LOL
    Gay

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    Me neither! LOL My quilts cooperate beautifully, they incorporate their own mistakes so that I never have to worry about deliberately putting a mistake in. :D Isn't life wonderful!

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    I do a lot of individualizing then! I don't see the mistakes, though until I am almost done quilting and definitly am not going to start over--I guess I am a lazy quilter or not very careful. Most of the time its simple things that I should hve noticed. The recipients are not quilters and don't notice my screw ups but I see them. To me it like they are flashing neon signs. My sister says that I am too picky and need to learn that it isn't about perfection but the joy of giving and rceiving.
    Hey Vicki! You just need to become a 30 miles per hour quilter! Hang your quilt up outside & drive by at 30mph - if you can't see the mistakes, everything is just FINE!!! lol :P

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