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    Quilting Question

    I've made my sandwich...now what design would you suggest I use to quilt it on my domestic machine? It measures 60x60". Thank you!
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    This is just crying for lots of curves. How about some lovely big feathers. Great sewing by the way.
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    Curves, huh? I could try that... I haven't gone back to "clean" it up on the front because I was so excited to make my sandwich.

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    I gave up trying to clean up mine until they are quilted. No door on the sewing room, and four cats. :-)
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    how about shadow the stars, and do some wiggly lines in the background squares around the stars.
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    my first thought is an all over large meander.
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    I thought about doing the meander or stipple all the way through, but I'd really like to make the 'stars' pop out a bit. Just haven't thought about how to go about that.

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    I haven't any quilting suggestions, but wanted to say "I just love your colors and prints!"

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    How about, echo around the stars them neander on the rest

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    If you want the stars to stand out, how about something like this (hopefully you can see the lines I drew in black). You could probably do it with a walking foot

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    Thats wonderful, thank you! How did you do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    If you want the stars to stand out, how about something like this (hopefully you can see the lines I drew in black). You could probably do it with a walking foot

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    No answer for quilting it, but your quilt is really cute and bright.

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    Wonderful and will be super when you choose a design.

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    If working on a domestic machine, my first thought was a diagonal (both ways) thru the inner part and then something curvy thru the borders. The straight diagonals from center out are fairly easy to maneuver thru your harp and then let you spend time on the outside edges. Your colors and design make you want to just wrap yourself up in it with a good book. well done.

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    Wonderful quilt! Great color & fabric choices.
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    I LOVE your scrappy quilt. Looks like the ones my grandmother used to make. (Incidentally, I am 82 years old)

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    Thank you, I think I'm calling it Sherbert

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    I like the quilt - the fabrics go together well.

    When I looked at the different prints - I would never have put them together - but it seems to work.

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    As others have suggested, quilt around the stars and then use curved lines or feathers in the rest of the quilt. Lovely colors and I like your design.

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    Gotta say this is one of the prettiest quilts I have seen lately! What fabrics are in there? Might have to add ONE MORE to the growing bucket list!

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