I already showed you guys how this


became


which eventually turned into this


Now I've got a problem... 

How do I quilt it?

I tried stippling, i ripped it out... I tried hand quilting - i ripped that out too...

Any suggestions???



Cheers!!!

9 Comments

  1. Vertical lines around 1 or 1.5 inches apart?

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  2. Sorry you had to rip out! I like Kelsey's lines idea. Since you have horizontal and vertical elements, why not group parts of each row/column and do a section (like the bottom row) in horizontal lines, the first column top 3 blocks in vertical lines, the 3rd row middle block vertical, right block horizontal...etc. sort of alternating horiz/vert lines in each section. The lines don't have to be marked perfectly, either. Just eyeballing them will give it a lovely organic feel. I'd use red thread. Hope you find a plan that works for you!

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  3. See that squared spiral in the first picture on the fabric. You should do that in various sizes all over.

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  4. Have you seen the work of Eleanor McCain? She would quilt a freestyle grid alternating yellow, green, blue and orange threads. Easy to do and stunning results, especially in the solids. Good luck and enjoy the process!

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  5. I would do straight lines, maybe switch directions on different blocks. Nice texture.

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  6. I like the ideas of horizontal and vertical stripes for different blocks or sections. The color grid sounds neat too.

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  7. I was thinking the same thing as QuiltJane, freeform grid/spirals... the other thing I thought of was bright colors of perle cotton straight line stitches running parallel to your color strips (on the red), at random intervals.

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  8. I was thinking vertical lines, but different widths apart - and if you can find a variegated thread with reds and yellows that would show up well on the red fabric.

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  9. First off, it's amazing!
    Second, I'd quilt it with dense (about 1/2" apart) slightly organic lines. Slightly organic is the terminology I use to ok myself to not worry if it gets a little bit wonky or "organic" lol. Oh and on a diagonal (think 45 degree angle or so?) that helps hide any imperfections in the straightness of your piecing and your quilting! Good luck!!

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