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Thread: Need advice on how to quilt this sno ball quilt

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    Need advice on how to quilt this sno ball quilt

    Hi, I need some advice on how I should quilt this sno ball quilt that I made for my 23 yr old grand daughter. I was thinking of outlining the inner part of the block or "trying" to do some free motion quilting in the center of the blocks. Should I also quilt on the sashing or cornerstones? How has anyone else done theirs? Thanks for any advice! Nancy
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    I would quilt it with a curvy pattern

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    Personally. I would quilt the sashing and leave the blocks plain unless the batting needed more, in which case I would do something simple in the blocks and something like a vine and leaf on the sashing.

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    I do a meandering or large stipple. I love the look and love doing it

    Someone with more ideas will be along later.
    Beautiful quilt.
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    I am not sure on the quilting but great work!!!!!

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    when i quilted mine, i quilted the sashing and [in yours] the 4blackcorners and cornerstones as one design. this let the snowballs show up more.
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    its beautiful !!!
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    I have no idea how to quilt it. That is one of my quandries whenever I finish a quilt. It is sure a beautiful quilt tho.

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    You could do SID on the sashing and a continuous line pattern in each center. It's very pretty.
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    I like something in each block and then some sort of vine in the sashing. It's a great quilt. Nice fabrics.

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    Just had to say "I love your quilt." Beautiful.
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    Very beautiful quilt.
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    Because the blocks are so busy, I would quilt just a little in them. The quilting would be lost in the print. Sashing, I agree with above, that a nice vine and leaf would look terrific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlpakk View Post
    Hi, I need some advice on how I should quilt this sno ball quilt that I made for my 23 yr old grand daughter. I was thinking of outlining the inner part of the block or "trying" to do some free motion quilting in the center of the blocks. Should I also quilt on the sashing or cornerstones? How has anyone else done theirs? Thanks for any advice! Nancy

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    Not good at quilting but love the quilt.
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    Hi, Thanks so much for all the great ideas for quilting. I have copied and pasted them all into a document so that I can read and study them and make a decision. Also thanks for the nice compliments! I actually had to go buy more material for some of the sashing. I did all of it vertically but realized I didn't have enough to go horizontally. I was fortunate to find some more plainer green that went very well with it. Everyone in my quilt group said that it looked like I had planned it that way! I was only 6" short and if I had not made my daughter a casserole carrier with some of it I would have had enough. I guess it was meant to be! Nancy

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    No advice on the quilting part, but that is one beautiful quilt. I just love the colors.

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    Not usually a fan of snowball quilts, but I LIKE this one. So pretty and feminine. Just lovely.

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    My first thought is a simple curvy design in the snowballs, then treat the dark HST corners and the cornerstone square as a block and do simple curvy outline (like LA quilters substitute for SID).

    Great quilt!

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    Please post photos when you have the quilting finished? I'd love to see what you decided to do!
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    Beautiful quilt!! Almost any kind of pattern will work! Great job!
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    Christine, I will post a picture of the finished quilt. As it turned out I echo quilted around the inside of the snowball and in the black corners I did sort of an arc around each side, on the inside of the square. It doesn't show up very well in the picture. I free motioned everything so some of my lines are not very straight or stitches consistent but it's done! I was actually going to do some type of quilting in the sashing but my quilting group said not to.Name:  Marjattas quilt 2013.JPG
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    Your use of fabrics is terrific! And I love the colors you used. Great job!

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    Thanks, all the flowers were pieces of fabric that I had in my stash, I only bought the green.

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