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Thread: WIP - Twirling Triangles

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    Senior Member Kehoeta's Avatar
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    I am a new quilter and was attempting this quilt for my husband and I. It is from Fon's and Porter July/August 2010 magazine.

    I messed up on the borders, but I need some ideas on how to quilt it.

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    Beautiful quilt!!!

    The quilting part is my weak point. I'm not sure how I would quilt it if it were my own.

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    very pretty

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    I love this quilt and the pattern. I get Fons and Porter magazine and I do not remember seeing it. Sometimes when a quilt is made out of materials/colors that are "out of the box" for me, I don't notice it like I do when a quilt is made in materials/colors that I like. I typically am not a fan of scrappy quilts but I really like this one. Now I will have to dig through my stacks of magazine to find that one so I can make one.

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    Just say that you wanted it like that- who will know- it is beautiful. Sorry I have not done that much FMQ.

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    Stippling would not take away from the beautiful pattern.
    Or you let the pattern be your guide if you are quilting by hand. Quilt 1/4 inch in around the pattern. Very pretty!

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    Very pretty! Something circular maybe? :D:D:D

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    In the close up - you can just see the celtic knot I was thinking about in the darker Blue triangles.

    Is stippling done on the machine or by hand? Stupid question I know - but it just proves how much a rookie I am.

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    I love it! I'm gonna try this 1 someday.

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    Love your quilt and I REALLY like the celtic knots on the dark blue.

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    That's a pretty big undertaking for your first quilt. It's lovely & you've done a great job. "Stippling" is done by hand or machine. Is the corner of the border your concern? You could place a square "cornerstone" in the corners or possibly 'top stitch' a small strip of the white fabric to complete the crossover in the corner. Or, love it & move on to #2 quilt. :-)

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    Very ambitious for a new quilter, you did a wonderful job and I am not seeing your mistake.

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    I don't see any problems with it either. It's beautiful!!! :D:D

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    I do CC (continous curve) around the colored triangles to add to the movement of the design. Maybe echo inside the dark blue triangles. Not sure on the borders at the moment.

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    Love it, great for your first quilt

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    The borders aren't messed up! That's a design choice, girl. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Beautiful love it , and the colors

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    What a lovely quilt! You have done really well for a first timer. The border may not be to your liking but I think that it is fine.

    As for stipling, it is usually done on the machine though I can't see why you can't hand sew it? Maybe someone else on Quilting board can advise. I agree that that would be a nice quilting pattern to have. I have included 2 links for you:

    http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_7706528_stipple-quilts.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-d_cLN-ayE

    Hope this helps and best of luck with the quilting! :D

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    I love this quilt.

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    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. Do you have enough fabric left to add to the borders so you could mitre them? I think an allover stipple would be nice or maybe concentric circles. Job well done.!

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    Well done! :D

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    Very pretty, can I suggest that you miter the corners.

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    That is quite spectacular - especially for a new quilter :)
    I firmly believe that as long as you take it slow you are good to go :D

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    anything will look great. The key is to not tell anyone and they will think you did that just like the pattern called for. :-)

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    Thank you everyone. I am going to put together some practice pieces so I can try out the stippling. Is it difficult to do with the whole quilt under the machine? And - do you start from the center?

    And - yes, I do have enough fabric left to do something with the corner. They really bug me.

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