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    I'm at a standstill

    This was my February UFO project. I've got it almost do e but I'm stuck on how to quilt it. The pattern has loops with flowers and leaves..I think..here is the pattern pic. image.jpg
    The loops I can do but I'm not quite ready for the flowers and leaves yet. How would you quilt it if it was yours? This is mine.
    image.jpg
    Thanks for looking and I will take all suggestions.
    Funny how the pic came out...the borders are the same color teal as the triangles in the quilt.
    Cil
    A quilt is a blanket of love
    http://www.pinterest.com/cil3612/boards/
    http://www.creativelyhomemade.etsy.com/

    #2
    Re: I'm at a standstill

    Could you just do loops all over? Your quilt is beautiful, so whatever you decide will lolk good.

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      #3
      Re: I'm at a standstill

      No suggestions, just wanted to tell you how pretty I think it is
      Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

      Marilyn......
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        #4
        Re: I'm at a standstill

        It's very pretty. Send it to MSQC and have them quilt it for you - they do an awesome job and will make excellent suggestions for a quilting pattern.
        Dawn
        A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.

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          #5
          Re: I'm at a standstill

          Thanks everyone...I think I am going to do the all over loops. I might try to add in a 5 petal flower here and there.
          Dawn, unfortunately sending to M* is not an option. I really don't have the extra in the budget to send my quilts out. I really enjoy doing them myself, sometimes I'm just not sure what I should do.
          Cil
          A quilt is a blanket of love
          http://www.pinterest.com/cil3612/boards/
          http://www.creativelyhomemade.etsy.com/

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            #6
            Re: I'm at a standstill

            you could always just follow the lines and quilt inside the triangles
            :icon_wave:Joan

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              #7
              Re: I'm at a standstill

              Your quilt is darling! I copied this picture a while back, someday I want to do one using this pattern.

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                #8
                Re: I'm at a standstill

                I love your quilt! I think I would do loops as well, but perhaps you could add in some heart in that... I did that with a few of my quilts and it's really easy... just go into the bottom of the heart instead of a loop, go into the top and then finish by crossing over the bottom of the heart again, then go into another loop. I always practice on paper with a pen first so that I can get the hang of it easily.

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                  #9
                  Re: I'm at a standstill

                  I think loops all over with a few flowers sprinkled in would be beautiful. You done a great job. I also enjoy doing it myself, plus it saves money for more fabric. How about a stencil you could trace and follow?
                  sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
                  Time spent with cats is never wasted.
                  Sigmund Freud

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                    #10
                    Re: I'm at a standstill

                    Adding leaves to your loops is easier than you might think. A leaf is just a lightly pointed loop with a vein put down the middle. Daisies are just several loops connected at the base. Give it a try on a sample sandwich and you will be amazed at your skill.
                    I have been trying adding a bit to my basic meander or loopy doopies and it has been a confidence builder. Specially after the quilt is washed you will be delighted with your work.

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                      #11
                      Re: I'm at a standstill

                      Originally posted by turena65 View Post
                      I love your quilt! I think I would do loops as well, but perhaps you could add in some heart in that... I did that with a few of my quilts and it's really easy... just go into the bottom of the heart instead of a loop, go into the top and then finish by crossing over the bottom of the heart again, then go into another loop. I always practice on paper with a pen first so that I can get the hang of it easily.
                      I do this too. When you get to the bottom of a heart, linger a second there before returning to the top. this means you'll get a point at teh bottom of the heart and not a curve. They look like apples if you get a curve at the bottom.

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                        #12
                        Re: I'm at a standstill

                        Yes, some hearts and leaves with a nice meander or loops would be awesome! It would add even more motion to your stunning quilt.
                        This tut might be just what you're looking for: Happy Quilting: Loopy Daisy and Heart Leaf - A Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

                        I found another picture tut on loopy leaves: Quilting Tutorials: Free Motion Quilting - Heart Shaped Leaves

                        Anyway you quilt this quilt it will be beautiful. The top is just awesome.
                        Last edited by cyndiofthevortex; March 3, 2014, 11:04 AM.
                        Cyndi


                        “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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                          #13
                          Re: I'm at a standstill

                          Thanks everyone for the great ideas. I really like the idea of the flowers and hearts Cyndi. I might even try it. My problem is that I still can't get an even stitch..sometimes I get a longer or shorter stitch mixed in. Also, I'm bad at tracing back over a line, but I'm working on it.
                          That is on my agenda for today, so I'll let you know how it works out! Thanks for all of the encouragement.
                          Cil
                          A quilt is a blanket of love
                          http://www.pinterest.com/cil3612/boards/
                          http://www.creativelyhomemade.etsy.com/

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                            #14
                            Re: I'm at a standstill

                            Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
                            Your quilt is darling! I copied this picture a while back, someday I want to do one using this pattern.
                            We talked about this quilt awhile back and I couldn't figure out how to make it without the pattern. So, I ended up buying the pattern. I'm glad I did cause I'm not sure if I would have been able to make the quilt without it. I'm happy with it so far.
                            Cil
                            A quilt is a blanket of love
                            http://www.pinterest.com/cil3612/boards/
                            http://www.creativelyhomemade.etsy.com/

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                              #15
                              Re: I'm at a standstill

                              The quilting will not show up very well in the busy center so I would do an all-over design in there. However, you could really shine with a border quilting pattern on that solid blue. It will be beautiful. Don't give up.
                              Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fabric
                              Martina (aka MadQuilter in other forums)

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