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This is my next quilt job. The customer has restored an historic Victorian home, and made this quilt for her bed. It is all Jinny Beyer fabric. The block placements seem like it opens up opportunities for some nice secondary designs. Okay gals, start your creative engines and let me know what you see! TIA!

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Originally posted by JustSewSimple

OOOOhhhhhh, its little eyes are crossed!

LOL...I just thought the same thing...right after I was admiring the pretty colors. They are definitely set in groups of four so maybe working separate design would be pretty.


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Guest Linda S

I thought the same thing Sylvia and Oma. What an odd quilt. Very pretty colors though. I agree with Dory that you should probably find a design that incorporates the four blocks as a group. Or, you might just want to do an all-over design that is swirls or curves to give the quilt some movement.

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Yes, this is an unusual quilt that's crying to be enhanced with some pretty stitching!

I would lean toward an intricate overall with enough density to overcome the "cross-eyed" effect of the block centers.

What thread(s) can you use to enhance this effort? What designs? Do you want to quilt it all in bright red thread? Or maybe a dusty-red? Or go all the way purple?

Actually, silver thread would be great on all of it. But is that Victorian enough? Maybe a dark gray/silver would work--thin like BottomLine or So Fine. And an intricate overall design like those meandering feathers--quick and forgiving. And Victorian! Or leaves and tendrils, very dense and scroll-y.

I wouldn't recommend placing a specific design in each block--but that's me. Unless you can figure a way to re-box the elements--like making a big circle with it's center on the intersection of the four blue outside logs. A big circle there would isolate the red square and the thin logs into a pinched triangle. That might be a cool design, but you still need to fill the circle and the pinched diamond that results from the circles. Can you visualize that? I give up--the quilt wins!

There-my brain is empty!:cool:


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Owls!!! Actually large circles/swirls in the Dark spaces between the eyes. Then you could have a smaller circle around the red eyes.

Just went back and read Linda's comment and she recommended much the same. OOOh I am thinking in elite company.


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I have a panto called "Wave on Wave" which has some swirls and feathers and is somewhat dense (but not real dense). I did it on three quilts in the past month. The first time was on a small lap with very contemporary fabrics that I pieced to practice the new panto (will use as a donation), the second was on a ciustomer's 103" X 103" Civil War reproduction fabric sampler (it took a full 18 bobbins of So Fine) and the third was a customer's JoAnn's sampler - full bed size.

It is a really nice panto, if you want to consider it.


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Originally posted by s.waits

What do I see? I see a cute, funky little robot, with crossed eyes of course, peering at it's reflection in the water! It'll be interesting to see what you do with it.

:P:P:P O.K. that made me laugh. Thank you


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Good Luck on this one. I know the swirls board (Circle Lord) would look great on this one too!


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You guys are so funny. I didn't notice the crossed eyes until Sylvia posted and now I see nothing else! I like the funky robot one too. I'm thinking if you did a feathered heart starting in the outside of the block that it would draw the attention away from the crossed eyes. You can't go wrong with feathers.

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Ok. I saw the cross eyed thing to. Here's how to get rid of it.

Linda hit it on the head with circles.

Look at the group of 4 squares as one.

See the purpleish sashing that makes the plus down the middle of the 4.

Look at the center of that. Make a small circle.

Now look at the "plus again".,make another circle bigger than that that goes from the 4 corners of the teal fabric.

Look at the plus again, and make a bigger circle that goes from the 4 corners of the grey.

Look at the plus again, making a bigger circle that goes to the 4 corners of the light fabric.

Do another circle that touches the outside corners of the 4 red corners..

Keep doing this, until you've reached the outside of the "plus".

Now, in circles 2, 4, 6 & 8, fill in with different fills. ..or the same..fill.. ribbons..pearls...sawtooth...etc.

The design you have left on the fabric will leave you a perfect place to plop those victorian feather's in a BEAUTIFUL curved V shaped pattern!


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Photo of Border. The border made the quilt, I thought. I used a Sherry Rogers-Harrison idea from a class I took with her a long time ago. Used my Quiltazoid for the echoed circles, then freehanded feathers.

One major thing I learned from this quilt. The customer foundation pieced it onto muslin. It was a bear to rip out mistakes, as the stitches were locked in tightly due to the three layers of fabric, plus batting.

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Turned out awesome! Love the end results and you're right the border made the quilt and tied it all together.


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Guest Linda S

Wow - what a nice job of quilting. I really like the quilting, still not in love with that quilt, but you really made it sing as well as it could!

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