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zenochka
« on: June 03, 2006 07:04:03 PM »

This is a 100 Good Wishes Quilt that I made for another family. The family is adopting a baby girl from China and had 100 quilt squares sent to them to make a quilt out of by family and friends. So she sent them to me to sew it all together for them. I finally finished it today! It measures 88 by 62.5 inches and I went with the diagonal quilting using the variegated pastel cotton thread and green satin binding. the backing is ladybugs which is good luck I was told.

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006 07:18:50 PM »

You did a great job with all those different fabrics!

I always prefer diagonal quilting across squares like that.  There's just something visually appealing about bisecting the squares.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2006 07:36:39 PM »

First of all, good job getting this together! The black unifies all of the various colors...

I am with hokiekate--I would quilt on the diagonal--for the reason she said plus, unless you know the content of all the squares, I think the diagonal quilting would also stablize the possible different fabrics a bit better...

Are you doing any special type of quilting on the borders? 

Again, lovely job and you are a special friend to do this...
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2006 07:56:51 PM »

Thanks for the opinions! I was thinking diagonals too but its good to hear from other people  Wink not sure what I"m doing on the borders yet. Any ideas? All of the fabric is cotton except 1 piece and that was cut out from an outfit of her oldest sons.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2006 08:47:40 PM »

Great quilt!  I like how the black shows off all the brighter colors.

I, too, would quilt on the diagonal and I would continue the stitching right through the border so that the border would end up with a zig zag design on it.  I've done this on a few quilts and it looks great.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2006 08:11:41 AM »

oooo--that sounds like a lovely idea homerof2!!  I can't wait to see it finished--ha ha--I have always been told "It is not a quilt unless it is quilted" (as I look at my many unfinished "quilt" tops ha ha)
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2006 12:27:24 AM »

That is beautiful!
I like the diamond quilting better.  It adds interest to a "square" quilt.
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2006 12:16:14 AM »

The quilt top looks wonderful! And I'm with everyone else - go for the diagonals. Stitching in the ditch always seems like work for nothing because you don't really see it. And why not use a cool variegated cotton thread rather than the clear stuff? Much nicer to sew with and it looks really great!
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2006 03:02:20 PM »

And why not use a cool variegated cotton thread rather than the clear stuff? Much nicer to sew with and it looks really great!
I second the idea of the variegated thread.  Great idea!
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2006 07:07:44 PM »

thanks for the ideas! I'm definitely doing the diagonal quilting and I'll check out the variegated thread too! I got the fabric for the backing last night so I'll be starting it soon!!!
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