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Thread: Motorcycles, Flames and Stars

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    I made this motorcycle top for my DS Jacob (9 yo) a while back and since have decided to piece the back using these stars. This will be my first large quilt that I will quilt on my regular Janome. This way he'll have a reversible quilt. I love the flame fabric on this one and had a lot of fun making it.

    I'm not really happy with the star quilt at this time, I don't like so much blue. I'm thinking of making a few orange and green with different colored centers. The star in the center is a canary yellow confetti material with lots of colors.

    Anyone have any ideas for sprucing this up a bit? I'm thinking also of sewing sashing strips in between the stars. I don't know, what do you think?

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    I love the bright colors!!!

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    Love the first one. I think I would use some more yellow in the second one.

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    I very much like the motorcycle one. I like the blue and yellow. I think the star one need some lighter colored sashing. Pretty stars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Love the first one. I think I would use some more yellow in the second one.
    Do you think it would look good if I use a deeper yellow for the larger star?

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    confetti star quilt block - use a vivid giraffe print for the border. and, by the way, they all are darling. :)

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    love the 1st one.bright orange or yellow on the 2nd one to liven it up a bit

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    I like it they way it is. Wouldn't change a thing.

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    I love the motorcycle side, has Jacob seen it yet? The stars are very pretty, I like the idea of adding a sashing. Maybe rotate the stars? It would give the quilt more movement.
    Can't wait to see what you decide on :D:D:D

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    darling! he'll be dragging that motorcycle quilt off to college! hahaha... really nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33
    love the 1st one.bright orange or yellow on the 2nd one to liven it up a bit
    I found some yellow and some really bright orange in my stash. So, I decided to make a few with the yellow being the larger star and blue as the smaller star with green and burnt orange square in center. Then I'll use the bright orange for sashing.

    That should liven it up. It's all cut out now and I'm back to the drawing board on this one.

    I'll post when I have a few more blocks done. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I love the motorcycle side, has Jacob seen it yet? The stars are very pretty, I like the idea of adding a sashing. Maybe rotate the stars? It would give the quilt more movement.
    Can't wait to see what you decide on :D:D:D
    Yep, Jacob loves it. It's been sitting on a shelf for a bit and now I want to quilt it on my machine, so I'm grateful to be finishing it. I tried to rotate the stars, but the four corners are directional and it got really busy looking. Hope my new additions cheer this side up a bit.

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    I think the top is absolutely stunning! That's one lucky child!

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    What fun; and cheerful.

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    They both look great!!!!

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    Almost done with four more blocks, I'll post them later. I think I've spent more time ripping on these stars than all my others put together! I'm almost out of jungle fabric, so will have to improvise.

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    The attempt at completing this as a backing for the motorcycle quilt failed terribly. See post "Ugliest I've made yet". I just plum gave up on this one. I may try to use the star blocks as a stand alone quilt as soon as I can buy the right shade of green where the background Jungle fabric can get lost in, lol. I will try a regular backing for this quilt and I wanted to quilt it on my machine at home, wish me luck!

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    You know, at the very beginning I thought I would have just used a regular backing fabric but I wasn't brave enough to post that! I think you'll be a lot happier with a regular backing.

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