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Thread: Would love to know how you would fmq this wallhanging or tablerunner

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    Junior Member Jerseyrayne's Avatar
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    Would love to know how you would fmq this wallhanging or tablerunner

    I just finished this wallhanging for my brother whose home is contempary. It is a Thank-you gift. I would like your thoughts on how to fmq it. I don't want it to take away from the design and be too busy. It is a pattern by Elizabeth Long in a Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. I was thinking of stitch in the ditch for the blocks but don't know about the black border. I would appreciate any and all opinions. Thanks
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    My goodness that is a neat work of art he will surely love it. If there is a Jo Ann's or Michaels near you bet they could frame it up good.

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    I am not good for any quilting suggestions, but wow, what lovely work and what a beautiful runner.
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    I could stare at it all day. Absolutely beautiful!

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    it is a work of art, stitch in the ditch!

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    Beautiful.

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    Wow. That's beautiful!

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    That is an eyecatcher! Wonderful job. I suggest some kind of design in the border.

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    I have a bunch of the Log Cabin Twist paper piecing sheets. I really should use them up and your lovely piece is inspiring me. I would STD on the twist blocks becaue you want the design to stand out. I think I would mimic the twist on the border but only half? Kind of like half of the lotus shaped flowers you see in Egyptian art murals? Whatever you decide it will be beautiful!

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    That is just beautiful. Pat yourself on the back. Great job.

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    I agree to STD for the blocks. How about a Greek key pattern in the borders?

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    What lovely work and what a beautiful runner! You did an awesome job.
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    What kind of batting are you going to use? That would make a difference. Maybe try a google image search for twisted log cabin quilts and see who others have quilted them. There is a book out about this pattern too.

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    the book is titled: Log Cabin with a twist

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    Beautiful work.

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    What beautiful work.

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    I like the movement so I might start in the middle of each block and do a progressive spiral to give it more movement and then maybe crosshatch in the border.
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    i love it! perhaps concentric circles?
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    SID would probably be your best bet over fmq, Sometimes simple is just better for certain types of patterns

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    What a great design, just love it and great job
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    Yes, I think I would stitch in the ditch also. I surely wouldn't want to take anything away from that beautiful piece. Congrats!

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    stunning, this is definitely on my bucket list, as soon as I learn a little more. and develop more quilting skills

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    This is a very nice piece. I think your idea of stitch in the ditch for the blocks is a good one, but I am lost for an idea on quilting the border.

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    There is a design on the border. I can see lines that could cross. I would follow what is there and not compete. That is just beautiful.

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    beautiful, my only suggestion would be to quilt in the ditch

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