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Thread: The extra TIC blocks in baby quilts

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    They're both about 36" by 47". I switched the blocks around for one.

    Sigh... I now have three baby quilt tops to quilt. They're too small to take to the quilters, but I sure do not look forward to doing the quilting myself, especially after seeing the gorgeous artwork quilting on here. I'm afraid I'm going to wreck them. :|

    Oh--these will get a green binding--maybe light on one and dark on the other.
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    Bambum...They are beautiful - GREAT JOB!!!!!!!
    I hear you with regards to the quilting...the small ones go ok - if I follow Stitch in the ditch, etc. but I don't have a machince for free motion quilting....

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    Lockeb--Thank you!

    I feel safe with stich in the ditch too--but that open space won't work with that. I'm going to need to practice before I try them. Yuck. I need a friend who loves to quilt--hates to make tops. We'd have a lovely relationship. :-D

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    Very pretty!!! I bet you come up with an awesome quilting idea :D:D:D

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    Oh, I can SEE lots of neat quilting, but I can't DO it. :roll:

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    They're both beautiful but that 2nd one is a really neat setting.

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    Very pretty. I love that light floral fabric. Great job.

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    WOW those look great

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    They're both beautiful. Yes, Karla, you can do it!!! You CAN do it!!

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    Beautiful, Karla!
    I got a machine with freemotion control now. It is alot of fun to do, but takes practice and coordination. You did a great job with these tops.

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    Hmmmm,,,,,,,well, you could always sell just the tops, and let the buyer quilt them. I know someone :mrgreen: who would snap up one of them!

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    gaigai--you're still buying? :lol: Actually, I'd like to keep two and a friend wants to buy another baby quilt, but I think she may want something brighter. If she does, one will be for sale. but--she has no means of quilting this either... I'll check with her.

    I'm not worried about the Nursery Rhyme Time one, but quilting these two... shudder.

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    Beautiful.

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    Very nice!

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    Karla they're beautiful! And I KNOW you can FMQ! Sending you positive, meandering vibes! :-D

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    My dear bb, I know, without a doubt, that you can not only quilt those tops, but that the workmanship will be better than good!!!

    And while I would love to have another bb original, I want to make my own. I just figured it would get a reaction! LOL

    You are going to do an AWESOME job on quilting those two, and when they are done, we are ALL going to say those four dreaded little words:
    "We told you so"!!!! :P :P :P :P

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    Oh I hope so. It's all those BIG open places... maybe I can trace something on and follow that....

    I think I'll avoid it for a bit and move onto the next project. :wink:

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    Don't put it off. You can do a great job on them. Then you can go on to something else. Than you will have a free mind.

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    Karla, they are so pretty. I'm no expert with the actual quilting either....I keep putting it off. Once the top is done, I lose interest. Maybe you could do a crosshatch grid on the diagonal.....,guess you'd have to mark the open spaces though. Good luck with it.

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    Karla---they are yummy!! I love them both! And ranger beat me to my quilting suggestion for you. A cross hatch on the diagonal is not as "boring" as stitch in the ditch--and not as daunting as FM quilting. And I think it is a quilting pattern that would compliment the TIC. Consider it......

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Oh I hope so. It's all those BIG open places... maybe I can trace something on and follow that....

    I think I'll avoid it for a bit and move onto the next project. :wink:
    bb ~ here is the quilting I did on my baby TIC (left over blocks from my King size).
    I just stitched right through the middle of each piece. Goes fast and the total does look good. IMHO

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    That's a good idea grammyd. Not every IC needs to be quilted as elaborately as mine was. But of course I had mine quilted.

    You remember Karla, it was the shamrock fabric DIC, and I had shamrocks in each square, and a ring of shamrocks in the big spaces, and then fields of shamrocks in the border. But somewhere she inserted ONE four-leaf clover!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-21784-1.htm

    I don't have a good close up of the quilting, and it's already gone to my aunt.

    Of course, I think that if you were to do hearts in each of the center blocks, and then a ring of hearts in each open space, that would be awesome!! (Yeah, I'm just a rabble-rouser at heart). I even have the stencils and patterns you can use, because I did it on another quilt. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Those quilts are sweet!! I have no trouble with that size....I have a queensize I am about to start...my shoulders are aching just thinking about it!!

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    Very nice. :thumbup:

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    Could you quilt a motif in the big spaces instead of FMQ? Say a heart, or something like that. Even if you did that by hand, you could stitch in the ditch everywhere else.

    I did that on the blue and yellow heart quilt. I did all the straight lines by machine and hand quilted around the outside of each heart.

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