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Thread: How should I quilt this?...all ideas appreciated

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    Lightbulb How should I quilt this?...all ideas appreciated

    I am making this quilt for a wedding gift and need ideas for quilting it on a domestic sewing machine. I know how to do some free motion quilting ...need to keep it simple since it needs to be done in less than a month. If you have seen this same quilt finished elsewhere, please direct me to view it. Thanks so much.
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    ​I think the first thing I would do would be SITD between the the star centers. That would stabilize the whole quilt with a large grid pattern. I would then do feathered wreaths in each of the large white squares. The top looks beautiful!

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    I also agree... some curved feathers would look great

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    I agree 100% with tartan, that is the way to go. If you don't feel comfortable enough to do feather wreaths a "pumpkin seed" flower would also look nice in those squares. It is easy to quilt it is 4 arcs and the bow of all the arcs meet in the middle. So an arc would take up one half of the square. When they are all quilted it forms 4 pumpkin seeds that meet in the middle.

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    What a pretty quilt you have made!

    As suggested, SITD around the stars for your first step.
    Then ... Being that it's a wedding gift ... in the white space, how about a heart?
    Outline it and leave as is, or do echo quilting ... or outline and stipple outside the star.
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    Beautiful quilt! I only know how to SITD and diagonal lines, so I can't offer advice....but....beautiful quilt!!

    Dina

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    Wow!! what a beautiful quilt.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Do you know the pattern name for the quilt? It is really nice. Love scrappy quilts.

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    Very nice...I like to know the name of the pattern, too.

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    Another scrappy for me to drool over! Love it! I've seen this pattern before but don't know the name.

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    Nothing to offer about the quilting. Everyone has great ideas!

    Just wanted to comment on your work... beautiful. What a wonderful gift!

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    Beautiful quilt! I would outline quilt the individual stars and then do hearts in the center squares.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I think I would echo quilt the stars and then quilt a design in the big blocks. Your quilt turned out great!!
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    Beautiful quilt! After stabilizing the quilt the world is your oyster! You can quilt simple large flowers in the white centers or go fancy and do circled feathers. Go to google images and look up flower coloring pages for example. there are so many beautiful images that you can reduce or enlarge to your size block then copy as many as you need and pin in place and sew right over the lines with your DSM. Practice first on scrap fabric with batting if you have not done this before. You can look up just about any image you desire in coloring pages. Good Luck and I would love to see your quilt when you quilted it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    What a pretty quilt you have made!

    As suggested, SITD around the stars for your first step.
    Then ... Being that it's a wedding gift ... in the white space, how about a heart?
    Outline it and leave as is, or do echo quilting ... or outline and stipple outside the star.
    I was thinking hearts too. Maybe 4 in the large white square all pointed into the middle.
    The quilt is really pretty and whatever you decide it will only add to it.
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    That is a beautiful quilt can't wait to see the quilting done I love scrappy quilts!!!
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    Beautiful. I also would like the pattern name please. Like the idea of the hearts. I am no help as I have only done a simple grid and SID. Be sure to show us the finished quilt. BrendaK
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    If you can not do feathers, how about a diagonal grid? It is beautiful!

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    That is a very pretty quilt, but I will leave it up to the experts to give you the tips on the quilting. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaBear61 View Post
    I was thinking hearts too. Maybe 4 in the large white square all pointed into the middle.
    The quilt is really pretty and whatever you decide it will only add to it.

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    Beautiful quilt. I agree with Tartan too!

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    All good suggestions, so far. Here's another idea. SID around stars, treat the large white areas as 4 squares...quilt a 1/2 cross-hatch in each square (alternating directions). The finished look will be concentric squares "on point" within that space. You could embellish further by quilting a design of your choice within the alternate spaces between the lines. For the smaller white squares which exits at the junction of two stars, perhaps a greek key? I can't imagine how difficult free-hand work would be on a domestic machine...straight lines seem to be an easier option with that equipment. Good luck!
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    Is this wedding gift going to be used as a signature quilt? If I were you, I'd quilt this on my machine by leaving an area inside each box, so a person can sign their name in one area. Just a thought. It is a very lovely top....will be looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doloresbeger View Post
    Do you know the pattern name for the quilt? It is really nice. Love scrappy quilts.
    I know I've seen this pattern before but I can't seem to remember the name of it, so I'm interested to know its name, too. This scrappy is fabulous & however you decide to quilt it, I know the happy couple will love & treasure for years to come! Great job!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I know I've seen this pattern before but I can't seem to remember the name of it, so I'm interested to know its name, too. This scrappy is fabulous & however you decide to quilt it, I know the happy couple will love & treasure for years to come! Great job!!!
    BurchQ ... I know I've seen it too and believe it's on QuiltersCache.
    Of course, that only gives you a gazillion blocks to go thru to find it!!
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