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    Drunkards path

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    Just finished this top and getting ready for quilting.
    It is made with all batik in dauther-in-laws favorite colors.
    I can't decide what design to quilt it with.
    Any suggestions?
    It took me over 6 months to put together. While cutting pieces I strained the tendons in my left hand holding templates down, and then while flicking a big grasshopper off of my mind plant, I tore the tendons on long finger. Ended up having surgery and healing took forever. Didn't think I would ever get full use back.
    all is good now.
    Thank you
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    love it! I think I'd so just an all over--the piecing and design is wonderful.

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    Those batiks are gorgeous! Your quilt top is lovely!

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    I love this quilt. I love the colors too!

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    Are you machine quilting it or hand quilting it? It's very,very pretty!

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    What a beautiful quilt top! The colors are gorgeous together. Sharron

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    Are you machine quilting it or hand quilting it? It's very,very pretty!
    Machine quilting. Don't think hand is ready for hand quilting yet

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    Lovely top! So sorry you hurt yourself! I think a water ripple pattern in a dark thread would look good. It reminds me of Monet’s Water Lilies painting.

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    Wow it is beautiful
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    It's very pretty! Your daughter in law will love it. I am so glad that you are recovered from your hand strain. That must have been a Big grasshopper...
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    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Lovely. Glad you are feeling better. BrendaK
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    Great work.

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    Beautiful! Love the colors and your piecing is fantastic but I adore your batik color choices! IMHO I would keep the quilting simple and let your piecing shine though. Glad you’re feeling better!
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    wow pretty i like

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    Your choice of colors in the batiks is wonderful. The pattern just flows together. As for quilting, have you considered edge to edge designs. I have composed designs and made them linear and quilted edge to edge. I like to do that because it makes handling a big quilt easier on my DSM.

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    What a beauty!
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    Now you have a back story to go along with your quilt. So sorry for your woes, but the end result is perfect.
    The colors and pattern are amazing. May I ask what is the name of the pattern?

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    Beautiful, beautiful quilt and I am just in love with the batiks. Love, love batiks. Sorry about your injury, hope it's going okay with you now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by institches33 View Post
    Now you have a back story to go along with your quilt. So sorry for your woes, but the end result is perfect.
    The colors and pattern are amazing. May I ask what is the name of the pattern?
    My Daughter-in-law had seen a picture, from her description, This is what I came up with. This laid on the floor for a month with layout changing daily. I used Marti Michell templates. The blocks finished at 12 in.
    Thank you

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    Beautiful top!

    I'd go with an all over design as well rather than trying to make it fit with the blocks. Something subtle that let the quilt design shine through.

    Or if you wanted to do something spectacular in each block, Westalee has a ruler called Circles on Quilts that you could use to do quilted 3/4 circles in those areas. Sure would look sharp but it would take some time. You'd put the pin in the centre of each circle and quilt a few lines however far apart you'd like them on the closed part of the 3/4 circle. The ruler is super easy to use.

    Whatever you do, this is going to be fabulous.

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    Not a very good example...I should have done the circles in a dark colour, but here's the idea.....After awhile it would form a pattern.Name:  circleexample.jpg
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    Wow, that's gorgeous! I don't have ideas about quilting it though. Many others can help with that.
    Sorry about your injury!

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    In spite of your setbacks, this turned out beautifully. Good job.

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    Sorry to read about your injuries. I'm glad that you have recovered full use. I don't feel qualified to advise you on quilting design, but I sure look forward to seeing how it looks when you've finished.

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    Love it! I admire that you were able to stitch all those curves. Best wishes!

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    I made this pattern, in a queen size quilt in 2013. My mother had a stroke, and was in a wonderful hospital room with a small round dining table, a fold out bed, and a view. I rolled my Viking Diamond Deluxe into her room from the parking garage and decided I was going to quilt this sandwiched quilt where I can face her and she can see me. I would spend two nights at a time, then my brother would relieve me. OK, so how did I quilt it? I did feather all over it, but first sewed each row down with water soluble thread, opposite direction by each row. I had not ever machine quilted a quilt, just played with FMQ and taken a class. I had a book on it, so the first morning after breakfast, I laid back and read. Then realized had nothing to practice, so I did a corner, and it just got better and better. My mother was in the hospital for 15 days, and on the day before checkout I had finished the quilt and rolled my machine out of her room to the parking garage, and it stayed packed until she returned to her room at the nursing home, in which she at the time did not have a roommate! Yep, I did the binding and finished the quilt in her room again, and continued working on a pineapple quilt I had already begun piecing.

    So, once the drunkard's path was finished, I washed it and of course, like magic, lol, the rows of sewing disappeared and only the feathers were the quilting. I love how it turned out.

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