I made this top last year and put it away when I couldn't figure out how to quilt it. Now I am still staring at it!!! Although, I think the large half square triangles would be a great place to do FMQ, to SID around the small HST looks like a nightmare! If I SID up and down and back and forth along the large HST, then FMQ the large HST, not all of the small HST would have quilting around them. I am considering SID on a diagonal line on all of the small HST, then the other way, too, which would result in a grid pattern over the whole quilt. That's a lot of quilting!!!! Anyone have any suggestions? It is for my son and he really won't notice if the quilting is fancy or not! Thanks in advance,
I would take the.mindlessnsewing method and Sid on one direction and then sew the other way. Like a diamond grid. It would go faster than you think..
BTW I love that quilt.
Thank you! I am leaning towards the diamond grid suggestion and yes, I am machine quilting!
Very pretty quilt.
Time consuming - but I would consider a mirror image template...quilt black(or dark whatever color the dark is) in the white triangle and white in the dark triangle. Maybe do crosshatching in the little triangles.
Or use a variegated thread...
Does this hat make my butt look big?
I love your quilt. I had two thoughts:
1) Straight diagonal quilting lines going from SW to NE, using the diagonal line of the small half square triangles and going through the large HST block. This would be a lot of machine quilting but it would be straight.
2) My other idea would be to add curves. In the large HSTs make a circular or symmetrical design like a feathered wreath. I think it would be cool to have half the wreath in dark and half in light. You could even alternate thread, light on dark and dark on light. Then in the small HST sashing, a curvy vine going North to South and East to West through the center, with leaves or feathers on each side of the vine. (Maybe someone else can figure out how to make this work in the inner border and sawtooth border. )
KYIS, you said that much better.
That doesn't show up too well on my monitor but you can see enlarged photos on my blog if you want to go over there...
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That is beautiful! Is there any quilting on the strip side of the block?
First, is this going to be done on the home machine or a frame?
I see either a single motif shared on the white and black large HST, or the mirror image that was mentioned earlier, it could be loops or scrolls, leaves, feathers, pick the one you like and would be easiest for you. Then on all those small HST I would do continuous curves (CC). Start at one edge seam, make a small curve down and up to the next corner seam, repeat the curve down one side of the center line and back up the second side, repeat on the vertical seam between the HST blocks, then continue on across the row. Then finish the row by bouncing back on the bottom seam of the HST.
You could figure out your path to do almost all of them on a single start/stop before you get going. Most teachers use the example of a house to create a stitching path, down the wall, across the floor, up the wall, and down again, across the floor, finish with across the ceiling.
I think you can find a 9-patch diagram on Sally Terry's webside to show the stitching path. She also has Terry Twist design there which is the same process as the CC but with a curve to it, or line dancing that has a loop or scroll in the center of the line to the center of the block.
With this plan there would be no SID and no concern for the wobbles of straight line stitches.
Thanks for all of the ideas! I am machine quilting on a home machine so for me, SID is no big deal. I think I will SID up and down and back and forth, then FMQ a sun/flower (we'll say "sun" since it is for my son, not daughter!!) in the black and white larger HSTs. I am making some practice squares first!!!! I will wait to decide how to handle the borders. Quiltaholic - I went to your blog and the quilt you posted here is even more beautiful close up! Thanks for the inspiration!
So, do you teach how to quilt too???
You made this quilt just shine!!!!!
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