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Thread: My attic windows

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    This is my first attempt to post a picture. I have no idea what I'm doing. Will try following the directions.

    My question is how do I quilt this? I am a ditcher or cross-hatcher. I don't think stitching in the ditch is enough to hold it and I can't picture how the cross-hatching will work with the squares and rectangles.

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    Well, it's up. This picture was taken before the last sashing (brown) was applied. Not great photography, but hopefully with practice, it will improve.

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    Very Pretty Quilt, but no clue how to quilt it ! I am sure you will get excellant advice from others :lol:
    Sharon

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    Very pretty!
    No clue, but I would stitch in the ditch if it were me.
    You could always GOOGLE for the pattern, which you CAN find free online, then see what is said about the quilting part.

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    Very pretty!

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    Pretty quilt. I like the floral fabric.

    I'm also interested in the responses for quilting ideas, as I have plans to do this pattern in the future. What width did you use for the 'window sashings'?
    TFS.

    ranger

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    What about arcs on the flowers for a change, they would be fairly easy to mark & follow, perhaps an inch apart - or 1.5 inches apart?

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    pretty quilt, only hand quilt here, so not much help.

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    oooooooooooooo pretty. GREAT JOB! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    Pretty quilt. I like the floral fabric.

    I'm also interested in the responses for quilting ideas, as I have plans to do this pattern in the future. What width did you use for the 'window sashings'?
    TFS.

    ranger
    Thanks. Yes, isn't it great?!! Wish I had bought more. The window sashings were cut 3 1/2 in.; the brown sashings were cut 2 inches; and the blocks were cut 9 1/2 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    What about arcs on the flowers for a change, they would be fairly easy to mark & follow, perhaps an inch apart - or 1.5 inches apart?


    Thanks!! That IS good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I would stitch in the ditch and maybe a little meandering on the flowers. Depends on what your batting says for distance.
    Thanks! Hmm, don't know about my meandering skills -- and on such a large quilt. (Well, large for me, that is.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    What is the area for the flowers? Is that 9 inches?
    Yes, I cut the block 9 1/2 inches.

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    Beautiful quilt but I haven't a clue on how to quilt it....

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    I would do in the ditch on the frames and on the floral do a very simple "daisy" centered in the block.. goes with the floral theme not too difficult and gives an "interest" to it.

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    Beautiful Quilt!!! Can't help with the quilting, but will be waiting to see what you decided to do :D :D :D

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    I love the attic window pattern - this one is very pretty.
    About the quilting. Here are some options:
    Quilt SID down the main lines (where it is continuous) both directions. Then you can start at the outer edge of the white panel and SID til you get TO the miter, and angle the SID down the miter. At this point, you can either tie off and start a new line at the next white pane, or just follow the already stitched line til you get to the next white pane.
    The flower centers, you can either tie the squares with floss, or you can do some outline quilting on the flowers, or you can add one large(ish) flower petal in each square.

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    Or....if you are uncomfortable with trying to stitch any type of flower, you could SID all the main components and then do a smallish cross hatch just in the floral fabric...just another option..

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    Sandpat, MadQuilter, and Tippy -- I don't know if I can do the flower (FMQ) in the windows. That's a lot of quilt to be moving around for free motion. Perhaps I'd better stick to the arcs in the windows. Thanks so much for the input.

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    Please post another pic when it is all done, I'm sure it will look great whatever you decide.

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    I think I would stitch in the ditch and then put something different in the flowers - maybe stippling.

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    Thanks !

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    No suggestions on quilting, but it sure is pretty.

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    I just want to tell you what a beautiful quilt you made :D :D :D

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    Lovely quilt---I have always liked the attic windows pattern.

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