LauraB

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This quilt has me stumped so I welcome any suggestions on how to quilt it. I can do an all over design, but was hoping to do something more custom. I have been searching photos online for ideas, but have not found the right inspiration yet. Thanks, in advance, for any feedback.

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You could take the semi-custom approach and isolate the borders and the sashing with SID to do something different from the scrappy rectangle areas which could be an all over fill. your borders and sashing, being light in colour and not to busy a print will show off your quilting, whereas the busy prints in the rectangles, not so much.  Connecting/continuous curves in your border squares and maybe a feather or vine motif in borders and sashing or whatever you want to see there.  Look forward to seeing what you come up with!


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This is a quilt I finished a few years ago.  The black sashing  strips coordinated with the outer borders only they were done larger with some leaves attached to the curls. The bars were mirrored into pairs and if you enlarge the photo, I hope you can see the stitching.  Just an idea for you.

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And another thought, I would do CC's on the squares


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Ok. PJ just took my idea of using 2 rectangles and making them into 1 block for a stencil design, or freehand design of your choice.

You could also (if you like Cross hatching).... after sectioning the rectangles to make 1 block, crosshatch horizontal the first block, then vertical the 2nd, then horizontal the 3rd, etc.  It will give those long stripes total definition.

<3 what PJ did in her sashing.  That area i'd use curvy anything, just like PJ did!!  Then you could Piano Key the last border, which will also bring out the straight crosshatching you did in the colored strips!

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I would do some micro-stippling in the background and ditch the three towers of stips.  Then I would quilt echoing feathers in the outside border.  As for the inside border I would quilt a small little leaf pattern and the small squared triangles would be ditched as well.  That will make it pop to the eye.  But that's just me.   Zeke.   


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Kynlie's baby quilt

Here's a baby quilt I did that has lots of strips.  I like to do a wiggly line along the long edges and you can stitch in the ditch on the ends.  I would do a feather fill in the light strips or some type of modern fill, whether flowers/pebbles, or leaves, etc.  CC in the small squares.


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Beautiful! I love the way the border complements the centre rectangles and the filler you used on the background. Your quilting really makes the quilt! Great job!


 

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Beautiful.  Don't you love this site and especially when everything comes together!


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That looks fantastic!  Great job, and pretty quilt!


Kathy :)

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Love the finished product!


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This is nice. I love all that background fill. The strips sure pop with the SID . Thanks for sharing.


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Beautiful quilting!  I love how the piano keys in the borders balance with the rectangle SID.  


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Very nice,

I love the colors and your piano key border, really looks great with the center rectangles :)

Beautiful Quilting!!


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