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Thread: A little help with my Crappie Quilt would be nice

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    Ok it's not crappy but it is a "Crappie Quilt" that's the name I gave it because it's covered with crappie (type of fish). Anyway, I have sewn all my life but quilting is soooooo much different and I need some suggestions on how to quilt this thing. I've always tied my quilts in the past because that is all I know how to do. But I would so much like to do something a little more like quilted then tied.

    I still have to put the boarders around it but this will give you an idea of what is going on at this point.

    close up of the Black Crappie
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    This is my favorite one in the middle
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    this is the top
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    close up the White Crappie
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    Cute quilt! What fun to make. I'll let some of the more experiences quilters help you with the next steps.

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    Love the caption and love the quilt! As would my DH!

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    What a cute crappie quilt! I love it. Since you're new to machine quilting, I think straight lines might be easiest for you to pull off. You could go through the diagonal squares, outline your embroidered areas that appear on point, etc. It's going to be fabulous!

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    you know if you can't do a water like stitch in free motion quilting, you could do a wavy stitch in the fish blocks.
    use your walking foot/quilting foot and move the quilt to the left and the right with your hands while stitching. just something to give the fish areas movement like water.

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    I'm making this for my DH as he is so much wanting a quilt that is not girly or flowery, or anything but hunting or fishing. He seems to like this one a lot and has already been bragging to his friends about it. So I know I'm doing something right. I just like the idea that I can finally tell him "Yep, I'm making you a crappie quilt". LOL

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    oh wow love your crappies,my dh would love this quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    you know if you can't do a water like stitch in free motion quilting, you could do a wavy stitch in the fish blocks.
    use your walking foot/quilting foot and move the quilt to the left and the right with your hands while stitching. just something to give the fish areas movement like water.
    That sounds interesting, I made an extra fish block to play with so I might try it on that first. I made all the fish different and figured I could stitch around them by hand but adding the water marks might really look great.

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    you know if you can't do a water like stitch in free motion quilting, you could do a wavy stitch in the fish blocks.
    use your walking foot/quilting foot and move the quilt to the left and the right with your hands while stitching. just something to give the fish areas movement like water.
    What a great idea :D
    That's a really cute quilt!!

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    Awww, that's a cute quilt! And darn it, now I'm hungry! I love eating crappie and blue gill...yum!

    I would stitch in the ditch for the curves. I agree with everyone else about doing the wavy water-lines for the fish blocks and outline the fish. I can't wait to see a photo of the finished quilt.

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    I love it and love your work
    What about Hawaiian quilting just 3 or 4 rounds inside the each block around the curves don't touch the fish

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    Your quilt is making me hungry for crappie. We didn't get to do any crappie fishing this year because of some health issues, so I didn't get my annual 'crappie fix'!!!

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    I love the quilt! And the name!

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    LOL The middle block is so cute... ssshhh don't tell hubby , he might get upset, they don't like cute :wink:

    I like the thought of wavy quilting :thumbup:

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    You've done a nice job, and that middle block is soooo cute! I think the wavy quilting is a good idea in the fish blocks, and then stitch in the ditch for the rest.

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    Cute!

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    I think it is sooo cute and really suited to a man or boy. You have done a great job on it.
    If you want to do machine quilting and want to learn about it, there has been a lot of talk on here, go back a ways and looking for it, lots of tips on it. someone else may be able to tell you exactly how to find it easier.

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    Thats adorable! And I know what crappie are....and they taste so good! :thumbup:

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    I'm originally from Alabama and I always thought it was pronounced "croppy". Is that correct, or were my parents just trying to avoid awkward questions?

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    Wavy quilting would be perfect.

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    I like the waves for a quilting pattern, too! What are you going to use for a backing?

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    I think waves would be nice....but I also think an overall meander would look good and you might be more comfortable with an overall design that doesn't have to be as uniform.

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    Wow, that's nice!!
    Love the fish in the middle!! Cute!

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    Cute quilt!

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