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sunkistaddict
« on: July 29, 2005 04:49:42 PM »

I finally finished my first quilt top. It's going to be a present for my boyfriend, he helped me choose a pattern and the fabric. I machine pieced it and am going to machine quilt it.







and here's a close-up of the bottom left corner (not blurry like the others) so you can see the fabrics.



I'm trying to decide how I should quilt it. I'm considering diagonal lines or just in the ditch around all the squares. Any ideas or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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jillypickle
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2005 04:54:18 PM »

This is so SUPER!!!  The optical illusion of the pattern is striking.  I'm ga-ga over your quilt top.  Seriously.  Not sure what type of quilting would work best.  Perhaps something that preserves the 3-D effect of the piecing?  Bravo!
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sarybow
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2005 06:11:14 PM »

I love your design!  Very striking and elegant with the three fabric choices.  I think that diagonal quilting would be a nice simple solution to quilting. 
I hope you post finished pictues when it is done.  Good luck!   Grin
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micahstandley
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005 06:57:22 PM »

Truly, TRULY amazing!

I absolutely LOVE the pattern and the colors.  And your corners are PERFECT!!!  I'm so jealous!  It's hard to say what kind of quilting I would do - stipple, diagonal, in the ditch would look great too.  I'd probably go with in the ditch...

You and your boyfriend should be VERY proud!

P.S.  Don't pay any attention to that jerk that wrote the nasty comment.  I've reported it to the moderator and I hope everyone else will too.  Obviously not a person of taste or class.
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zenochka
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2005 06:57:51 PM »

That looks so cool! I love the pattern! Great job!
Cheryl
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employed = hardly any time to sew :-(
sunkistaddict
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2005 02:29:12 PM »

thanks for the compliments. I got the pattern from quilterscache.com.. . http://www.quilterscache.com/S_U/SquareswithinSquares2Block.html. I think I'm gonna go with stitch in the ditch to preserve the 3-d effect like jilly said.

thanks again Smiley
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ongir
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2005 09:37:24 PM »

wow
just wow

so very nice!
I think it would look good to quilt the black and white a bit heavier than the green so they float even more. 

very very impressive...must do one.
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shannon1981
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2005 10:43:54 PM »

That's gorgeous, I love the colors and the pattern.  Very striking.  Kudos on getting the boyfriend to help with fabric selection, my husband is scared to death of the fabric store (or any kind of craft store for that matter). 
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