Sunday, May 11, 2014

Absolutely.No.Idea

Sparkling Strings came out of hiding to be quilted.  I thought I had a glimmer of an idea how I wanted to quilt it but I hadn’t actually looked at the quilt top in a while.  Now that I’ve reminded myself how it actually looks I know that glimmer of an idea won’t work.

So.  I’m stuck.  I have absolutely no clue how to quilt this. Suggestions welcome!

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7 comments:

  1. And you are asking me?????....You've got to be kidding! Deciding what to quilt is the most difficult thing about finishing a quilt, for me anyway! Second hardest is actually doing it! I have every confidence you will come up with an outstanding design and that you will do it well! ---"Love"

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  2. That is a beautiful quilt top! Unfortunately, I can't help with any ideas since I hand quilt everything and it is all simple, mostly stitch in the ditch around the shapes within the quilt. I hope someone else has a really good suggestion for you!

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  3. No help from me either - coming up with the quilting pattern is the most difficult part! I'm sure you will be inspired with an idea soon =)

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  4. It really can be so difficult to decide how to do the quilting. I had no idea how to hand quilt my Seven Sisters quilts so I just decided to do an all-over Baptist Fan design. Hopefully, your quilt will speak to you and tell you what it wants.

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  5. I personally love all over quilting designs, unless you wanted to emphasize the stars more. I think something feathery in the borders would be neat.

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  6. I would probably quilt 1/4" both sides of the seam lines - horizontal, vertical and diagonal and then follow the design of the zigzags on the border. So fun!

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  7. I took Angela Walters' Dot to Dot Quilting class on Craftsy, and I can really see her principles applied to the border white space. It would be virtually no marking either, which is always a thumbs-up for me. As for the stars, that's tough, but I think emphasizing the orange stars with a Sulky Holoshimmer thread would be fun, and quilting the rest with a thread that would blend in, or maybe even a blue and green variegated thread...but now that I read some of the other comments, and remember back a few posts, methinks you're a handquilter, n'est-ce pas? So ignore my thoughts!

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