Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Any suggestions???

I finally layered this baby that has been sitting in my closet for months now...
So I accomplished the first step of getting it out and basting...but now what about quilting? I have meandered, stippled, free-motioned my way around a quilt before, but never one this large, and that makes me a little nervous. So I'm throwing it out those creative peeps out in cyber world: How should I quilt it? Any suggestions??
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Sheri July 7, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

That is always the hardest decision for me. I think that anything would look good, that quilt is gorgeous! It might look really great with some sort of straight line quilting though (can you tell I'm new to this quilting thing? i don't have the lingo down yet.) Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Barbara July 7, 2009 at 1:04 PM  

Well, you can always give it to me and that would solve your problem. :) I love the colors of this quilt. I have been seeing alot of straight but crooked lines in a quilt (does that make sense) and I'm kind of liking that look. However, since this is already a straight lined quilt, maybe just some easy loopy loops would work to soften the edges? Or an easy continuous floral design. Check some of the quilting sites for easy flowery quilt designs.

CJ July 7, 2009 at 1:22 PM  

What a coinky dink today! I was looking through some pictures last night and saw my Cotton Blossoms quilt blocks and told myself that I should put that on my list of things to finish up this month. At least the top can be finished! Then I see this. :D What pattern did you use? It looks familiar.
So what size is this (for machine quilting purposes)? I have no idea how one decides on what quilting design to use. :S

Shorty July 7, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

If size is a concern for you then I would I would stick to a simple hand quilting pattern. A friend of mine just showed me a quilt where all she did was stitch down the middle of each strip of fabric, not quilting in the ditch, but literally in the middle of each strip. I think that would go pretty fast so you could knock it out rather quickly. Her project actually looked like she did a lot more hand stitching after it was washed and finished.

Can't wait to hear what you decide!!! : )

Jeannette July 7, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

Love the quilt, what about stippling all over, or two rows of quilting thru the centre of each stripe, depending on the width of the sripe

Heidi July 7, 2009 at 7:00 PM  

I like Shorty's suggestion. Though you could do a squiggly down the center or maybe diagonals one 90 degree direction over a couple of rows and then switch to the other direction of the next two or three... Sorta like this:

Only bigger ;)

Fiesta July 8, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

Kerry, like you I always struggle with the final step so my sandwiched quilts sit for a long time. This quilt you made is so pretty that I would just do a crosshatch or even stitch in the ditch.

Sarah A July 9, 2009 at 3:13 AM  

You could do free motion waves... like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiccked/3467140475/

Allison July 9, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
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Allison July 9, 2009 at 8:55 AM  

I would go for it and stipple it, you've got to do it once it might as well be this one! Just go slow, and even though smaller meandering takes longer its easier on a big quilt. Good luck and thanks for linking! -Allison

Erin O. July 10, 2009 at 6:27 PM  

I'm in favor of stippling or maybe a grid. Or you could just solve everything and send it my way!!

Kat July 12, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

I vote for stippling too. The design is so linear...I think the contrast would look nice.

The big size really isn't as hard as you think. I would just make sure you have a big enough table that your quilt doesn't have to hang off the size. The weight of fighting gravity is the hardest thing to handle.

Cute quilt by the way!!

Kritta22 July 15, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

I would do curly q's in each line. They go really fast and are so fun!

Sorry I'm just now getting over here!!

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