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Thread: I would love some quilting suggestions!!!! Please Help!!

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    I whipped up this quilt for a friend of mine that has a Meningioma Brain tumor that after 2 surgeries and Gama Knife Radiation has returned. I just found out yesterday they will be traveling from Vancouver, WA where they live to the Johns Hopkins Meningioma Center in Maryland on the 13th to see what can be done for her.
    Any way, the quilting part is my weakness, I am terrible at it. The pattern is called Flim-Flam by Pressed for time Quiltworks. The finished block is 10". I don't think a diagonal stitch across the block will work for this one. It needs something else. I would love suggestions for the quilting on this. My plan was to get it quilted today but here it is 12:40 and I am still trying to figure out how!!! I can FMQ a meander or loop de loop pretty decently but I'm not sure that would do the quilt justice.
    What do you think!!!!!

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    If it were me, I would do an all over flower design in the middle and then in the borders, I would outline the flowers and meander in between them. Good luck. Can't wait to see what you decide.

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    Incorporate hearts into your loop-de-loops. I do this in most of my quilts because they are made with LOVE.

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    Do large loop de loops then go into a flower then more loops. Its not really hard. Just mark the flowers with chalk or one of those pens with the disappearing ink and if you go outside the lines just ease back in line and when the marks are gone it will look beautiful. Good Luck!

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    First, the quilt is beautiful! I love the colors! If you are confident with the loops, then do them. It will look great.

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    I think no matter which design you do it will look great.The colors are beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    Do large loop de loops then go into a flower then more loops. Its not really hard. Just mark the flowers with chalk or one of those pens with the disappearing ink and if you go outside the lines just ease back in line and when the marks are gone it will look beautiful. Good Luck!
    I agree....

    Or a simple leaf design would look nice if the flowers are intimidating for you.

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    Beautiful but I don't know about the quilting.

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    Do what you're comfortable with! I think loops will look great.

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    Lovely quilt. Sorry to hear of your friends illness

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    Beautiful quilt, awesome work!

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    It is gorgeous, just gorgeous.

    Done is best. What ever you do will be wonderful.

    I am just in love with feathers so I would do intertwining feathers over the whole thing. But time is not a consideration when I am quilting.

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    It's so soft and pretty. I would probably quilt leaves and flowers on it.

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    look at the Leah Day site on you tube- she has some really great ideas, and has been trying a new one every day. I really like the colors on your quilt :-)

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    I was not able to get to quilting it on Monday. I am leaving in a few minutes to drive down to my daughters house to hold my grandson. I will have to work on this Wednesday. Thank you for your suggestions. I may try a meander with some flowers in it. I'm thinking of trying to follow the "stair-step" of the larger rectangles too. I just hope I can do a good job on it!!!

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    It is a gorgeous quilt. However you decide to quilt it, it's gonna be beautiful and loved by your dear friend.
    Enjoy your time with that grandbaby!!

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    Gayle, a design I've used many times is to draw diagonal lines 3" apart going from upper left to lower right and then upper right to lower left (like cross hatching, but on the diagonal).

    Then sew a wavy line over all the drawn lines. It's really fast and there doesn't have to be any perfection to it. I'll add a picture of some placemats that I did this on. It might be hard to see on this picture, but hopefully you will get the idea.

    Enjoy your grandson today!
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