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Angel... need input... Finished with pics

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Hi,

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!

I am making this angel wall hanging for my sister. It is all fusible applique. Now I'm not sure how to quilt it. I know what I'm doing for the background (lines radiating out from the center), but I'm not sure what to do with the applique pieces.

My first plan was to do a "Herky Jerky" stained glass treatment (saw it on Fons and Porter), but that is usually done on black background with black thread. Since this is blue, should I use matching thread? Or should I go with black? Or??

I have hit a road block, and can't figure it out.

Any input would be great.

Thanks!!

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Hi Cathy,

That angel pattern is so different and I really like it. I would most likely use a small zig-zag, almost a satin stitch, but would try to keep it as inconspicuous as possible, so as not to detract from the the fabrics and design. I would match the browns and golds as closely as possible, when choosing my thread colors, and would use a thin thread.

I hope others respond with their suggestions and then you can take the best ideas and use them.

Please post a picture of the finished angel so I can see how it looks after quilting.

Sandy

PS-What pattern is that?


Sandra Darlington

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Do you have any metalics? What is you used silver and gold together and did a soft wavy, not pointed and jerky, line down those seams, catching them? I think the metals could set off the flow of the angels clothing.

Then, you could come back and in some places fill in some small design, (ex: star..small loops, whatever) inside the dress area to set off more sparkle.

I really dont think you need to use matching threads here.

Go outside the box on this one. (JUST MY OPINION).

If youve never done that, can you throw together some squares quick like, and do a sample piece to test and see if you like it.

P.S. the pattern is beautiful!!


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Sheri,

I love this pattern too - WOW! In addition to Sandra and Sheri's suggestions, I think it would look cool to echo the waves in the fabrics, starting at the outside edge of of the dress with the echo lines getting closer together as you get near the angel's body. You could do that in gold metallic on the dark solid brown sections, then outline the feathers in the feather fabric with red, do small gold stars on the pale yellow and maybe the crackle effect you mentioned on the yellow-brown batik. I like your idea of radiating lines in the background -- a variegated thread that pulls both blues and yellow-browns/golds would help to tie the background in with the angel and alternating the widths of the radiating lines would add interest. Thanks for sharing. It is an inspiring piece!


Joan

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This is what I would do. I would use matching thread on the dress and metallic silver in the background to add a little sparkle. I would try to make sure that I I changed directions of the stitching for the under coat going horizontal curvy lines echoing the shape and then long flowing lines for the dress.

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I really like the idea of metalic thread. It will make your angel sparkle.

I like this so much that I just ordered the pattern a moment ago. Of course, I couldn't stop at just one, so I got three. One is a pointsettia and the other is an amryllis - both wall hangings.


Sandra Darlington

Darlington Quilts

2005 APQS Liberty, Circle Lord Enhanced

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DarlingtonQuilts@Gmail.com

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I printed out Heidi's sketch so I can use it as a guide when my pattern arrives.

(Thanks, Heidi.) I probably won't get to it this Christmas, but I will be ready for next year. :)


Sandra Darlington

Darlington Quilts

2005 APQS Liberty, Circle Lord Enhanced

sandradarlington@aol.com or

DarlingtonQuilts@Gmail.com

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I finally finished her (except for binding). I used a dk blue So Fine with a variegated pastel metallic together on the dark pieces, and a yellow with the same metallic on the light pieces.

Silver and gold combined for the radiating lines.

It's all a little bit hard to see, now that I look at the pics... :(

Thanks for looking!

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:) very nice!!!

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