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Thread: Bald Eagle Kaleidoscope

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    I had to think about how to quilt this quilt for a bit. Sometimes these types of quilts are a challenge for me anyway. I had to think about why?

    During the process I had to ask myself: "Do I focus on the eagle?" or "Do I just focus on the element of the blocks?"

    Also I think at this stage in the game I think I have recognized many things about my "style" of quilting, right?
    I take the pieced design into mind and try to find lines that I can follow. Or I look at the fabric and see if I can pull off any designs in the fabric. Again in this case I did both.

    For the border I simply outlined the Eagle heads so they would get some dimension...in the brown areas I loosely added texture..wavy lines, wing type designs...anything to fill them in..no rhyme or reason.
    The blocks I did the same design in each block which is the feathery leaf design...it reminded me of an eagle feather so I chose that for sashing as well.

    I quilted this freehand on my INNOVA. I used Hobbs polydown batting.

    Thanks for looking!
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    I too find that part of the process difficult... What to focus on in the quilting or how to enhance the piecing. Sometimes it takes a while before you get the "that's it!" moment. You obviously made the right decisions with this one.

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    Awesome!

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    Love eagles and love your quilting choices. Great combination:)

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    Wow that's cool....I think its one of the coolest kalidescopes I have seen

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    Very nice, Charismah! I think the curves really compliment the shape of the eagles' heads nicely!

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    And then you leave us the challenge of what to focus on! ... so many things, so many things! :thumbup:

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    Beautiful work !!!!!!!Michele

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    That is beautiful. I love what you did with it.

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    WOW! You did a fantastic job, beautiful

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    Love the quilt and the quilting.

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    Yes.... you did find the best way with this quilt.... but I know just what you mean. I also step back and look at a quilt before I quilt it, to figure out.... am I enhancing the pattern, the piecing, the fabric... or what? But you did right by this quilt... it looks great.
    Rose

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    Looks great!
    That is an awesome quilt!
    Nice job!

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    Beautiful job - love those sliced and diced eagles too!

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    Charisma,

    You always do such beautiful work! If you lived in the UK you would get all mine to do!

    Hugs

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    There is always a challenge to every quilt. It looks great. Thank you for always showing the back. i love seeing the quilting

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    Your work is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    Great job!

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    That's good work, as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    I had to think about how to quilt this quilt for a bit. Sometimes these types of quilts are a challenge for me anyway. I had to think about why?

    During the process I had to ask myself: "Do I focus on the eagle?" or "Do I just focus on the element of the blocks?"

    Also I think at this stage in the game I think I have recognized many things about my "style" of quilting, right?
    I take the pieced design into mind and try to find lines that I can follow. Or I look at the fabric and see if I can pull off any designs in the fabric. Again in this case I did both.

    For the border I simply outlined the Eagle heads so they would get some dimension...in the brown areas I loosely added texture..wavy lines, wing type designs...anything to fill them in..no rhyme or reason.
    The blocks I did the same design in each block which is the feathery leaf design...it reminded me of an eagle feather so I chose that for sashing as well.

    I quilted this freehand on my INNOVA. I used Hobbs polydown batting.

    Thanks for looking!
    Another job VERY well done :):)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgapeStitches
    Awesome!
    :lol:

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    Very pretty.

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    Great job, quilting added depth and dimension to quilt overall! Very nice.

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    VEry nice!! These things never cease to amaze me. thanks for sharing.

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    Gorgeous work by both.

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