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« on: January 28, 2012 01:31:02 PM »

I'm stuck on what type of quilting pattern to use. I had thought about doing something free form, just not sure i want to tackle that on something this large. I think the wall I used to hang that from is 6' or so... taller than me anyways.

So any ideas on how to quilt this bad boy?

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012 03:37:46 PM »

To me, it's crying out for a diamond pattern, you could make it large or small, but I'd be tempted to stitch midway through the small quilt pieces and continue to use that interval.

Of course, I know nothing at all about quilting, so please feel free to ignore or mock me, it's just what I see when I look at the pattern.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012 03:58:41 AM »

I like the idea of a diamond pattern. Just not seeing where it would go?
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012 10:25:03 AM »

For a large diamond pattern, just put the lines between each motif, for a smaller one (ooh, I could draw it, but find it really difficult to explain in words) put a line through the middle of each part of the motif, lengthways, and carry on in that pattern. Does that make more sense? It would all be quilting in straight lines so (I assume) might be easier which is always attractive to me.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012 10:27:17 AM »

I would do two lines in the sashing about 1/4 " away from each pieced block.  I thought of two ways of doing the pieced blocks.
1.  Quilt 1/4" inside every piece.
2.  Quilt 1/4" inside the edge of the whole motif.  If space allows you can echo this line to the inside.

Here's a Photoshop of what I mean.  Please excuse the wonky lines!  The black lines represent option 1 (on the right) and 2 (on the left).
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012 11:53:49 AM »

Ooo yes what Eamea said, and in the diagonal lines outside the flowers you would have a few inches of empty space which you could fill with an uneven pebble motif.  That would serve two purposes  1. The brown would then look a little like pebbled earth, which would make sense as a quilted motif to accompany the pieced flowers, and 2. A tight quilting in the channels would make the flowers really stand out and 'pouf' a little, giving it a lot of dimension.
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