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Request Ideas for quilting design on Grand-mother flower please!

Old 02-16-2012, 09:19 AM
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Default Request Ideas for quilting design on Grand-mother flower please!

I would like to hand quilt this GMF. The last one I did, I hand quilted every hexagon inch from the seam. I would love to have some input from my fellow quilters of the board on what would give a good look to this quilt! Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:36 AM
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sorry, don't have suggestions. just want to say how beautiful your quilt is!
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:40 AM
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I don't have a suggestion either but I love your quilt. Great job!
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:53 AM
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The 1/4 inch inside each hexagon is the only way I have ever seen them done, but draw some quilting designs on clear sheets and audition them by placing the design over your quilt. You might find that many other designs would work as well.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:55 AM
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beautiful work, i'm doing a gfg with epp also, trying to figure out how to finish the borders, thanks for the visual suggestion.
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I have seen simple daisy like flowers stitched in each of the flower blocks and it looked very nice. Most of what I've seen however is the quarter inch around each piece.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:51 AM
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I am not much help, just thinking that any quilting design that goes over the hexegons you will have lots of seams to deal with. If machine quilting not such an issue, but if you are going to hand quilt this one also, may want to consider that in your choosing.

By the way, it is a lovely quilt and great boarder!
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:03 PM
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It's a lovely top! How about a spider web effect? Quilt out from all the 60 lines of the center red hexagons. Then quilt a line down the center of the hexagon/circle coloured shapes in rings? The 1/4 inch inside the hexagons is pretty too but a pain to quilt.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:19 PM
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Bonjour Lynnie, Thank you for the compliment. Yes, it is an idea that I saw in a Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine (August 2008) You put all the hexagons together, align the border where the hexagons make a full line and trim off the excess of the hexagons. For my information, what do you mean by "epp"?
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Don't have any quilting suggestions, but I wanted to tell you that your quilt is beautiful. I love the borders. Good job!!
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