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« on: April 21, 2011 06:16:46 AM »

I finished two Harry Potter Quilt Tops. I titled them Gone But Not Forgotten since the books are done and the movies will be finished soon.

I've never made appliques (raw edge finished with machine blanket stitch) this large before. I'm not real sure how to quilt it. Any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011 06:50:21 AM »

What about following the lines of the appliques, then maybe some straight lines around the edges and seams?  I can picture it, just not sure I'm expressing it right.  You did a great job on it, I really like it.  It's so sad to think that it's almost over.  While we can reread the books and rewatch the movies multiple times, it's just not the same, knowing there won't be any more. Cry

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011 07:01:21 AM »

I thought of stitching around the appliques but that would leave so much space in the middle unstitched. They are really large.  I guess I could try to quilt some details on the applique middles. That would work for some of them.

Do you think an edge to edge design done on a longarm would be too distracting to the quilt?
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011 04:49:25 PM »

I love these.  They are so detailed and fabulous. 

As for the quilting, you could do the outlines and add details in the middle as well.  I've done that before and it's worked fairly well.  I don't the long arm design would be to distracting.  It would be cool if you could do swirls or stars to go along with the Harry Potter theme.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011 09:26:55 PM »

I love it. I just started quilting and get scared anytime i think of doing something like you have but it looks awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2011 04:34:47 AM »

oodleboodle - Thanks for the compliments. I'm working on some applique tutorials for my blog that I hope to get up this week. Check them out or look on around the web. There are lots of them out there. Start with some small squares with simple designs like an applique heart for practice. Then move on to a small wall hanging. It's fun to do and not as difficult as it seems.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011 05:58:43 AM »

Absolutely amazing work!
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