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Thread: Quilting suggestions please

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    Super Member wesing's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    East TN

    Quilting suggestions please

    Hello quilters! We have been working on a bunch of baby quilts lately! Our stash of I-Spy kits has certainly come in handy.

    Now we are working on an EXTRA special quilt. Our oldest niece Lauren lived with us for almost a year while she evaluated a boyfriend. He didn't work out, but she did find an awesome young man back home and married him (Oops! That wedding quilt is still a WIP three years later). Now she is expecting our very first great niece! She and her whole family are huge LSU fans, but her husband is a die-hard UGA fan. We decided to have some fun and make a reversible quilt so they could fight about which side is the top.

    We have a 16" Babylock quilter, but all I have ever done is pantographs. Both sides are the EB Trip Around the World pattern, and they are (sort of) the same size. Can someone suggest something that would enhance the concentricity (is that a word?) of this quilt that is easy enough for me to do without ruining the quilt? I could probably do feathers, but it just seems like there should be something else. Thanks for looking.

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    Georgia side for Todd.
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    LSU side for Lauren.

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    Super Member Bree123's Avatar
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    What about the fleur de lis in the 2 borders & the Georgia "G" in the center? It would continue the whole "who is better" theme you've been using.

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    Myrtle Beach, SC
    wow! You're good. I couldn't think of anything at all. Your suggestion is very good.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Super Member Farm Quilter's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    Odessa, Washington
    You could really have fun by changing directions of the quilting in each "circle" as well as change the quilting design in each round. Alternate between curvy quilting and angular/straight line quilting. This is going to be a great quilt!

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    Because it is square blocks, I would do something that is opposite. I would do a panto of swirls or circles, edge to edge. Lining this up on a longarm is a pain, if you are trying to line up perfectly. Ask me how I know...LOL

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    Power Poster ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
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    Southern California
    I usually do straight lines. Sometimes simple things are the easiest. Good luck. Cute quilts.
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