Okay the top is done, this design was created by Paus based on the fabric pictures I posted.She is amazing!
Sunday and Monday are "get it quilted days" Any suggestions? So far I have
circut board from free motion quilting project (only not so tiny
Pipe maze from free motion quilting project but not so tiny.
Any aother ideas? I just don't know if I want to stitch over the center blocks. I they are 6 inches big and my batting (warm and white says I can leave 10 inches unquilted. So I could leave them open.
Awesome!!! Got no quilting suggestions just not sure I'd not quilt that area as this is gonna be a well loved quilt.Let us know what you do.Love it!!!
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Thanks jacky and quiltaholic, I will quilt the penguins. My plan is to use white thread for what ever I do.
I really love the color combination! Penguins are a favorite.
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● ● ● As long as your batting will allow it, there is no reason you have to quilt over the squares. I think I would loopy-de-loop through the sashing.
This is what I mean, but please forgive me - it's hard to draw a smooth line in paint.
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That is such a fun quilt!!!!!!
I go along with NOT quilting on the penquins, 'course I'm not a 'quilter' and don't really have the eye for that. I love the pouffy look so I'd probably find something to do with the borders as jayardi suggested. Wide stipling or meandering would probably be my choices which, going by the names you mentioned, is kind of where you are thinking.
BTW, how large did you finally make it?
Your son has got to love it!!!!
It is about 76 X 92 give or take. I'm guessing a little, give 5 inches either way. I'd measure it, but sweet hubby is currently in town getting me thread to quilt the bugger with and took it with him. Thank you so much for designing this for me! I LOVE IT!
That sounds about the right size for a growing athlete. I am so happy you are happy with the design. It was fun to work with.
You did a very fine job!!!!
Great work, Sandra. Jayardi gave you a great suggestion for your sashing. You could do that style in a regular grid pattern, if you are doing this on your home machine working straight down or across will be easier. When you pin it put the pins in the penguins close to the sashing. Then you won,t need to remove them while you are quilting. If you have to tack down the penguins pick a simple motif to put in each block.
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You guys are the best! Ahh...I LOVE the pinning suggestion. I despise the pins..... the evil nemesis. Yep I ran over one and broke my machine once. OOPS!
I just realized you didn't use the white fabric with the black but went with blue instead.
How'd you do with the strip piecing for the sashes/borders around the penquin blocks? And how'd you decide to do the outer borders?
Can't wait to see the whole quilt.
No, it's the original fabrics, the lighting is off on the picture. Black with gray treble cleffs, white with black music notes, orange, yellow and the penguins.
I ended up cutting 2 inch strips sewing orange and yellow together, then black and white together. Then I cut those big strips to 12 1/2 inch long segments and 6 1/2 inch segments
The penguins were fussy and labeled A, b, c. I labeled each block of each row on my paper, with the proper letter and number. Number was either a 1 or 2 for the different type of block.
I would do a row by taking penguin A for example and placing the orange in the right place, then stacking the next one on top etc... for the row.
I'd sew on all the short orange and yellow strips, then restack with black and white shorts, then sew.
Next the long orange and yellow, followed by long orange and black.
Then I squared up all the blocks for that row and sewed it together. Repeated for all of the rows.
I did the outside border with just 2 inch strips of the black. I'll post a better picture soon!
I don't know why the photos look blue!
lollll Ya gotta try that strip piecing/sewing. You will love it. Honest.
It is a wonderful quilt, no matter how you put it together.
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