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Thread: Thinking Outside the Block Quilt - Need Ideas

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    Your DGS will love it!

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    I made one in black, blue and white for my daughter. I kept the FMQ simple by using overlapping circles (I was worried about density). Here are 2 pics.
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    Beautiful quilt! Love the colors too!

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    Wonderful quilt. Definietely needs some circles or curves to soften the angles.

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    I love your top. The colors are good. I am just putting binding on my outside the box quilt. I will post to QB when it gets done and photographed.
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    I guess I'm in the minority - I would quilt with the lines of the quilt to enhance the shapes. It is beautiful.

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    So I'm new to this whole quilting thing. Can someone explain to me why one would need to "soften the angles"? What's wrong with lots of straight lines in the patchwork, then quilting with straight lines? Or is this just a matter of preference?

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    Beautiful quilt! Sorry I can't help with the quilting design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhanes View Post
    I guess I'm in the minority - I would quilt with the lines of the quilt to enhance the shapes. It is beautiful.
    That was suggested by my DN. She suggested SID to enhance the optical illusion. As I wanted to do it on the frame, and am not set up for ruler work, it was not an option that I was interested in. Have pushed a queen sized quilt SID thru a DSM. Not my idea of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepid Niddering View Post
    So I'm new to this whole quilting thing. Can someone explain to me why one would need to "soften the angles"? What's wrong with lots of straight lines in the patchwork, then quilting with straight lines? Or is this just a matter of preference?
    It is a matter of preference. There's nothing wrong w/your ideas. There is no right or wrong way to quilt. Just what you like. You quilt one and it's absolutely perfect. You quilt another and you see where you should have done something different. It's a learning process. To some of us, quilting w/flowing curves or circles adds movement to the quilt, especially to a more geometric quilt. I'm just learning this part of quilting. I look at all of the beautiful quilts that I see here to enjoy and learn.

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    I love your quilt & the quilting you have chosen.
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    Very nice Looks like 3-D

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    Really love the quilts

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    I love your quilt. The colors are great. Do you have a free pattern for this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkling Lake View Post
    I love your quilt. The colors are great. Do you have a free pattern for this one?
    No, I figured it out. It's a quarter log cabin block. I played w/the numbers re: 5 rows or 7 rows and the width of the strips until I got it to the size that I wanted. Sorry I can't help you.

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    The pattern is actually from ToadUSew (they are members of the forum) and while they were very nice about my reverse engineering my quilt, they would really prefer that you purchase the pattern. There is a thread about this from last year I think.

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    Beautful quilts!!
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    I finished quilting it yesterday. Used Leah Day's Spiral Knots FMQ. I need to bind it and put a label on it, then I will post pics. Look for a new thread when I get it finished, hopefully, sometime next week.

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    where did you get that pattern? I finally found it on quiltmakers.com I think and they're out of stock

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    where can I get this pattern? I tried to buy it at quilters warehouse and they're out of stock

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    I like to accent the piecing so I would stitch in the ditch Sometime all over quilting can be distracting since the thread you use will be prominent on some fabric in the quilt. Just my opinion. I have always preferred the look of what hand quilters do when they quilt their quilts.
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    The pattern is really just a quarter log cabin block. I figured out what size logs I needed to get the size quilt that I wanted. Decide what size quilt that you want, and figure out what size logs you need. Then add borders to get it to that size. I would look at my notes, but DH is redoing my quilt room (drywall, slatwall, insulation, flooring) and I'm not sure I could find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I like to accent the piecing so I would stitch in the ditch Sometime all over quilting can be distracting since the thread you use will be prominent on some fabric in the quilt. Just my opinion. I have always preferred the look of what hand quilters do when they quilt their quilts.

    Although the original post is quite old, the question is always the same.......I like to enhance the piecing as mentioned by maniac2 most of the time, but pantos do a good job of overall design rather than just meandering........gives an added interest.....or just quietly keeps the sandwich together so one can see the pattern of the blocks......

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    I made a baby quilt in a similar fashion as it wasn't called "thinking outside the block" but here's how I quilted it.
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    Oh my, so cute, and lovin the mice on the back...........

    Oops I should of read more, I was seeing the quilt by Snooze.........
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