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    Missouri Star

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    Default Pebbles or straight lines ?

    Hi

    I have been practicing some more and now come to a decision stand still.

    I need your input.

    I have made a composition and I now have only the small piece close to the rope border to quilt

    And I can not decide if I should quilt straight lines or pebbles.

    What do you think ?

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    God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The stash to make a quilt to help me cope,
    A quilt to give to comfort those I love in times of hurt, fear and uncertainty.
    And the courage to keep on sewing when life itself seems held together by a single thread of hope.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    Wow. It's all gorgeous.

    Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

    Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    You are so good. Love what you are doing with the acanthus leaves. If the only two choices are straight lines or pebbles I would go with the pebbles. It will take longer but I think it will complete the existing shapes better.

    What about continuing the cross hatch background motif like you have in the center?
    Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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    Default Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    My first thought was more crosshatch too. I'm with Denise, my first choice would be more crosshatch, second choice pebbles. In my opinion, I don't think the straight lines would be distracting.

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    I would do pebbles - it would contrast the most with the surrounding motifs.

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    Default Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    You might browse Tracey Russell's tutorials on YT for ideas for sashing & borders to come up with something altogether different. Her site is whirlsnswirls. She has literally hundreds of short tuts for FMQ.

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    Default Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    Pebbles...…….Oh my, this is fabulous!
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    Default Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    I like the idea of pebbles as well. This will set off the other straight lines, let them stand out more. This is wonderful work.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    Thank you all !

    I think I will have to put on some plastic sheet and test draw all of the suggestions.

    I will let you know how it turns out.


    God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The stash to make a quilt to help me cope,
    A quilt to give to comfort those I love in times of hurt, fear and uncertainty.
    And the courage to keep on sewing when life itself seems held together by a single thread of hope.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Pebbles or straight lines ?

    Looking forward to seeing your completed design. My first instinct was the straight lines to contrast with the curvy lines on both sides, but seems like I am in the minority on that one.
    Donna

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