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    Still At A Loss

    I recently finished and pinned a Hunter's Star Quilt and now I'm stuck on how to quilt it. I posted a thread asking to see pics of how others have quilted and I received a good suggestion from BellaBoo, but I'm still not sure. So, I thought I would post a picture of the fabrics that went into the quilt. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to do an all over design, but that's as far as I've gotten toward making a decision.
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    No help on the quilting, but I love the fabrics and the beautiful colors!

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    I'm not much help either. But I love the quilt!
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    Lovely fabric and it's busy enough without quilting. Why not just SID?
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    The first thing I would do it stabilize the sandwich by SITD on all the seams. Once that was done I would use my plastic sheet and dry erase markers to preview quilting designs for inside the sections.
    You can make you own preview sheet by buying clear tablecloth plastic, use masking or painter's tape around all for sides and your ready. The tape on the edges is so you don't accidentally run off the edge of the plastic with the dry erase marker onto your quilt.

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    I found this site last week...they have patterns for hunter star that could give you some ideas. I haven't purchased from there (yet).

    http://stitchhappy.com/Stitch%20Happ...b0b93219f1105e

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    I would borrow from the swirl designs in your fabrics and swirl everywhere but over the stars and stid around the stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykittenbutt View Post
    I would borrow from the swirl designs in your fabrics and swirl everywhere but over the stars and stid around the stars.
    this sounds like a perfect solution
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    Thanks everyone! I was thinking that the pattern lent itself really well to feathers and ferns, especially with the swirls in there, but I really wasn't sure. I didn't want to make the quilting too busy for the fabrics. These fabrics do appear very busy, but a lot of the business in the black has to do with the lighting. Standing back a few feet, you can see a hint of the swirls, but not really. So, I was thinking of doing some convex echo stitching in the stars, as BellaBoo suggested, but really have no idea about the triangles/parallelogram combos.
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    I would do SID oin the stars and maybe the triangles. How big is the area for the green? and what does your batting package say for quilting area? I would do kind of swirly/meandering pattern in the green with matching thread- not too close but enough to hold the quilt together. I personnally prefer to see less qulting and more of the fabric/quilt pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    The first thing I would do it stabilize the sandwich by SITD on all the seams. Once that was done I would use my plastic sheet and dry erase markers to preview quilting designs for inside the sections.
    You can make you own preview sheet by buying clear tablecloth plastic, use masking or painter's tape around all for sides and your ready. The tape on the edges is so you don't accidentally run off the edge of the plastic with the dry erase marker onto your quilt.
    This is a GREAT IDEA!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    I found this site last week...they have patterns for hunter star that could give you some ideas. I haven't purchased from there (yet).

    http://stitchhappy.com/Stitch%20Happ...b0b93219f1105e
    Thanks for the link-it will sure come in handy! More extensive designs than what I would have thought of.

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    b eautiful. maybe a swirl pattern

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    Quote Originally Posted by solstice3 View Post
    b eautiful. maybe a swirl pattern
    I agree with solstice3. Beautiful quilt even without the quilting.
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    I have no Idea about the Quiltting ! But can someone tell me What the Plastic colored things are on the safety pins Are?
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    Yourncolordsmare wondrful
    feathered a Hunter star
    last summer. It turned out time consuming ,but great end
    product with feathers. Happy quilting.
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    I think loose swirls would complement the fabric...
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    Can't help with quilting, but love the block and the colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17 View Post
    I have no Idea about the Quiltting ! But can someone tell me What the Plastic colored things are on the safety pins Are?
    They're safety pin covers. They make it so much easier to pin a quilt (less strain on arthritic hands) and also make it easier to spot as you're quilting, especially with FMQ when you're backing up. Sometimes those silver pins can get lost in the quilting, but with offset colors it's easier to spot.
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    I am going to keep my eye on this thread. I have just started a Hunter Star quilt for my son and daughter-in-law and have been wondering how I would quilt it. Because it is a king size, I think I want to hand quilt it because it will be to much work getting it thru my sewing machine. I have had a couple of quilts LA and they came back beautiful, for me they were just to heavily quilted and made the quilt weigh too much.

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    I can't advise you on quilting---I'm a novice, but your quilt is beautiful.

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    Would love to see a picture of the finished quilt!!

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    Whoops, sorry! Here's the finished quilt.
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    I started a Hunter Star last year for my son and daughter-in-law. I way under estimated the fabric needed for a king size so put it aside until I could find some more fabric. After much searching, I was able to find more. Now I just need to sit aside the other projects I have been working on and get back to it. I also have been thinking about hand quilting it for the same reasons you have mentioned. My only problem will be where to put it so I can sandwich it together. The long armer I have used in the past said she could sandwich it for me for under $20 which I think would be reasonabl. The only thing is she wants to use a different type of batting than I think I want to use in it. Wll I nave time to think about it and decide what I want to do there.
    QUOTE=Jannie;5581449]I am going to keep my eye on this thread. I have just started a Hunter Star quilt for my son and daughter-in-law and have been wondering how I would quilt it. Because it is a king size, I think I want to hand quilt it because it will be to much work getting it thru my sewing machine. I have had a couple of quilts LA and they came back beautiful, for me they were just to heavily quilted and made the quilt weigh too much.[/QUOTE]

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