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  • Name this quilt AND need tips for quilting as this will be made without batting

    Old 05-14-2011, 06:22 AM
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    Beautiful !! :-D
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    Old 05-14-2011, 06:29 AM
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    Originally Posted by karenm36
    I could wait until next week when I go that way to get the thread...but do you think white would still work? Again, thanks for the extra time you spent doing this! :)
    Yeah. White will work.

    Can you sense my ambivalence about the white? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Also, do you have a wavy stitch on your machine? I have a Bernina and it's the #4 stitch (longer and wider)? That also brings a lot of life to a simple quilt design, plus it's still done with the walking foot following the same path as the pciture.

    My FMQ skills are non-existant, so if I'm doing it myself, it's my only option.

    I've got half a spool right here - and looking at your quilt it seems that it would work well with your quilt. The colors are so subtle that it doesn't have to be an exact match. They'll just blend/meld in.
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    Old 05-14-2011, 06:41 AM
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    Wow, that is pretty! No, I don't have a wavy stitch for my machine...it's just a very basic machine...just does button holes and zig zag stitches. I did get a darning foot though and I think this may be the time to get some scraps together and practice FMQ. Mary doesn't start school for a while so I have time to practice my quilting skills. But I can't delay too long...DGBaby #2 is on the way and I need to save time to make one for her/him.
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    Old 05-14-2011, 06:46 AM
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    MTS, how do you draw the lines over the photo? Love the layout you did!!! This would be better than FMQ on this particular top in my opinion.
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    Old 05-14-2011, 06:54 AM
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    Originally Posted by GGinMcKinney
    MTS, how do you draw the lines over the photo? Love the layout you did!!! This would be better than FMQ on this particular top in my opinion.
    So you know the application PAINT that comes on every Windows computer? For, like, over a decade? That I, thinking myself quite the guru, never, ever looked at? :roll: :roll:

    Well, that one. ;-)

    And thanks to the board member (apologies that I can't remember the ID) who mentioned it in passing on a post a few weeks ago. :thumbup:

    Yet another "Duh" moment.
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    Old 05-14-2011, 06:55 AM
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    Originally Posted by GGinMcKinney
    Name is wonderful.
    I would line the basket block with a piece of the white fabric used in the block so you won't see through it.
    I would do a grid for the quilting. Use a ruler and draw through the corners of the quilt going from corner to corner in a X design. I use the grid on some lap quilts I make. They are soft, easy to quilt and great design to go with the type of design on your top....
    I use embroidery lettering on my machine to sew out my labels. Then I put a binding around the label like it was a little quilt. I hand stitch the label on the back, then make the sandwich and do the quilting so the label will not be coming off.
    Thank you for your suggestions. I was thinking about lining the block as well...so would you use a lt. wt. fusible to make the fabric stay on the block...like Seam2Seam? The grid quilting would look good for this...maybe I'll save FMQ for another day! I keep putting that off...I wonder why...lol! ;-) And I do want to make sure the label doesn't come off...so thanks for the help on that as well.
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    Old 05-14-2011, 07:07 AM
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    So right click and copy the pic posted on QB, paste to paint, edit then copy & paste back onto the QB?

    I have a MAC so will check hubby's window pc. I remember paint from many years ago.

    Well, you do a fantastic job with it. I love learning something new daily on this QB!!!

    Thank you,
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    Old 05-14-2011, 10:45 AM
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    1) Of course it is ... it's personal!!!
    My only thought would be, should it be "A Flower" or "Flowers"? (you mentioned your top variation is to make it look like flowers, and hte basket looks like it has several flowers in it)

    2) The flannelette will act as your batting. Remember you're not going to have a puffy quilt! Spray or hand baste the back to the front and do your quilting. MTS's suggested pattern flows nicely with your pattern.

    3) Spray baste the flower block to white cotton and then stitch it together as one, as you make your quilt back. Once your quilting is done, nothing will move. And the extra piece of cotton won't add any thickness to worry about.

    4) You might consider whether you want it hand stitched onto the quilt or sewn into the backing as you are doing your flower block. If you have someone that could machine embroider your message, I'd consider going that route ... it'll be long lasting and durable. And under the conditions, you never know how it will be washed.

    How special that you have cared for this young lady and want to give her something special to acknowledge her achievements! :)
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    Old 05-14-2011, 11:31 AM
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    Originally Posted by QuiltE
    1) Of course it is ... it's personal!!!
    My only thought would be, should it be "A Flower" or "Flowers"? (you mentioned your top variation is to make it look like flowers, and hte basket looks like it has several flowers in it)

    2) The flannelette will act as your batting. Remember you're not going to have a puffy quilt! Spray or hand baste the back to the front and do your quilting. MTS's suggested pattern flows nicely with your pattern.

    3) Spray baste the flower block to white cotton and then stitch it together as one, as you make your quilt back. Once your quilting is done, nothing will move. And the extra piece of cotton won't add any thickness to worry about.

    4) You might consider whether you want it hand stitched onto the quilt or sewn into the backing as you are doing your flower block. If you have someone that could machine embroider your message, I'd consider going that route ... it'll be long lasting and durable. And under the conditions, you never know how it will be washed.

    How special that you have cared for this young lady and want to give her something special to acknowledge her achievements! :)
    Thanks for clarifying everything so nicely! Being new to quilting I lack a bit of confidence but I'm learning daily and really enjoying it! I hadn't thought about the idea of machine embroidering a label...I like that! I'll have to see what my options are for getting that done here but that's a great idea.
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    Old 05-14-2011, 11:35 AM
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    Originally Posted by karenm36[/quote

    Thanks for clarifying everything so nicely! Being new to quilting I lack a bit of confidence but I'm learning daily and really enjoying it! I hadn't thought about the idea of machine embroidering a label...I like that! I'll have to see what my options are for getting that done here but that's a great idea.
    Not sure who ... there is someone on this Board who will do this for you as a business. Maybe someone can remember whom?
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