Pat C

Suggestions for quilting applique border, please?

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I'm tossing around ideas for quilting this applique border.  My customer wants echo quilting around the applique but where the off-white squares are she has given me free rein. I've posted a few pictures to give an idea of the length of the border between the applique in the corners.

 

My first thought was molar feathers where the off-white squares are but now I'm thinking that may take away from the applique.  Next thought was basketweave type quilting in the squares, or simply CC's in each square.

 

As a side-note, she wants the large center applique echo-quilted.

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Pat C

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Pat,  that's a pretty quilt.  Will you echo-quilt around those border appliques with several/many echo lines?  I haven't done any fine applique quilts so don't have a lot of answers.  However, I wonder if you can repeat  the flowers and leaves in quilting on the off white areas of the border rather than adding a new image like feathers.  That way you would get pretty quilting but it would be like a shadow of the applique design.


Anne



Anne Harmon 802 876 7535 Harmony Quilts & Designs harmonyquiltsvt@gmail.com 2005 APQS Millennium Authorized APQS Dealer

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I would not cc around the off white squares. How about coping the leaves and flowers and leave some some room along each side so you can also echo quilt around the quilted flowers and leaves. That way the density of the quilting will be the same. Beautiful quilt...by the way!


Jennifer Bernard

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Hi Pat~

This is a very pretty quilt. Here is what I see.

For the borders:

Stitch in the ditch all the border seams, then stitch in 1/4 inch to frame the spaces.

Do the echo quilting your customer is looking for, then, do a double scallop on the corners on a diagonal.

(see attached pics) (Sorry, drawing with the mouse) Then, McTavish the center area ( The cream squares)

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for the Center,...

Again, echo the applique like she wants, but frame the center with a double lined Scallop. then do radiating lines to really showcase the applique. Or,... you could carry the McTavishing into the Center on the outside of the scallop.

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Clear as mud?...

Can't wait to see what you do


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I'm NO expert - but even though it is a BEAUTIFUL quilt - that is a lot of plain space in those borders?  Laura's suggestions sound good, I too, would try to do something similar around the applique in the center and the borders (even if it is just echoing a few times around all applique or McTavishing) what about some of that neat "shadow quilting" where you quilt a repeat of the flowers on the plain parts of that big border?

I just saw that's what Anne said too . . .


Cathy

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Pat in the long white border could you make a stencil of the applique flowers and leaves and quilt it into the border then carry the echo quilting on around it the same as the applique echos. Saundra

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Oh what fun!  I'd definitely use feathers.  

 

I like the ideas above too.  Echo around the applique, feather or create the same floral design in the big open spaces with echo, then McT to fill the borders.  

 

Can't wait to see what you do!


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What wonderful ideas everyone has.  Now I don't know which one to go with! 

 

I think I'll start drawing them out on my tablet and see what would fit my customer's taste.  I know she likes feathers but I don't want to take away from her beautiful applique so the McTavishing or copying the design of her applique may be a better choice.  Whatever I end up doing I do like the idea of framing the border and inner applique block 1/4" from where I did the SID.

 

Thank you all so much!!  I'll post pics when I'm done but it will be a while. I'm not a fast quilter. :)


Pat C

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