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Thread: My new wip, how would you quilt this??

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    Senior Member IngeMK's Avatar
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    My new wip, how would you quilt this??

    I am trying to work down my civil war and thimbleberry scraps.
    I am still adding borders, but couldn't wait to post :-)
    this is from the threadhead quilt along, I just found this , someone here on the board posted a link to the blog.
    http://joanne-threadhead.blogspot.co...ilt-along.html
    I have also worked up the blocks for the other quiltalong stay tuned........
    just noticed the colors are washed out in the pic, the setting blocks are more tan...
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    Last edited by IngeMK; 03-02-2013 at 09:48 AM.

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    oooh, very nice. love it!

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    oh my, that is a gorgeous piece of work! The setting is impressive. So much work and precision.

    oops, forgot to answer your question. I have no idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykittenbutt View Post
    oooh, very nice. love it!
    Just saw that you are in Stuttgart. I grew up in Boeblingen

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    Oh Wow. That is a gorgeous quilt. What a hige undertaking, at least it would be for me

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    How beautiful! My personal preference is to quilt in soft curves when the pattern is all straight and linear, but the way the light is shining on your quilt it looks as though it's quilted in the ditch and that looks lovely too.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I have some ideas, but it would first like to know a few things. Will you be hand-quilting or machine-quilting? If on a machine, are you comfortable with free-motion skills or do you prefer to do straight lines only? Do you want an overall design or custom quilting? Knowing these things will help me narrow down my suggestions.

    By the way, it's a gorgeous top!!

    Andi

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    Beautiful quilt! Thanks sew much for sharing. And thanks for the link. I'm BOM chair at my guild and this would be a great project.

    As far as quilting goes, are you machine or hand quilting? If machine quilting, perhaps something with curves - scrolls or feathers but not so tight that it would take away from your beautiful quilt top. If hand quilting, you can't go wrong with the tried & true 1/4 inch outline. Just my thoughts. . . .

    Again, beautiful quilt!

    Jane
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiR View Post
    I have some ideas, but it would first like to know a few things. Will you be hand-quilting or machine-quilting? If on a machine, are you comfortable with free-motion skills or do you prefer to do straight lines only? Do you want an overall design or custom quilting? Knowing these things will help me narrow down my suggestions.

    By the way, it's a gorgeous top!!

    Andi
    thanks for the compliments!
    I still have to add a border, that will make the final size 100x100 according to the instructions.
    I'm on the fence on the quilting part. I am "getting better" with the fmq on my janome 6600. I'm not sure if I want to hire this out to make it a knock out donation quilt for Animal rescue fundraising .. not sure if my skills are adequate for this.
    usually if I tackle a project this size I do some straight line quilting to stabilize the blocks and then fmq the blocks.

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    looks terrific. sorry, no quilting ideas
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    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    Beautiful quilt! Thanks sew much for sharing. And thanks for the link. I'm BOM chair at my guild and this would be a great project.

    As far as quilting goes, are you machine or hand quilting? If machine quilting, perhaps something with curves - scrolls or feathers but not so tight that it would take away from your beautiful quilt top. If hand quilting, you can't go wrong with the tried & true 1/4 inch outline. Just my thoughts. . . .

    Again, beautiful quilt!

    Jane
    thank you , Jane!
    I can only recommend this blog and the quiltalong. the instructions were so clear and everything turned out as planned :-)

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    that is a sampler I can cheer on, it is cohesive, because of the fabrics, and more because the setting blocks draw it all together. Well done!

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    It's amazing how a few scraps can turn into a heirloom quilt. You did a wonderful job. It is truly beautiful.
    Cindy

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    Really great quilt....

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    Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for the link. I would like to try this pattern out and hopefully use up some scraps like you did.
    Rosie the "ripper"

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    Gorgeous quilt!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    I'm sorry I can't offer up quilting suggestions but I do have to tell you that is one magnificent quilt. The colors, patterns and precision are amazing.

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    beautiful quilt !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IngeMK View Post
    Just saw that you are in Stuttgart. I grew up in Boeblingen
    Hah, cool! I'm in a guild that meets in Böblingen. Small world. :-)

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Wonderful. Every block. We never know what is in our scrap bag, do we! Yours held a beauty.
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    You are doing a fine job with this quilt. If it were mine, I would be inclined to do as you said, a gridwork of straight line quilting with some FMQ on the chain blocks. the quilt is already quite busy, so I'd leave fancy work mainly for the borders.

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    Awesome quilt top!
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    very nice .

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    Wow, it is very pretty!!

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