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Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Quilting Grew Like Topsy

The yellow Ohio Star crib quilt which was supposed to be a quick-finish project has turned into the opposite. Like Circe, those feathered wreaths in the centre alternate blocks kept calling my name so I continued the same motif into the setting triangles. I am stopped now to think on what comes next.
The thinking has taken as long as the actual sewing. I am torn between quilting down the white background spaces around the stars to make them stand out more...or leave them as is just outline quilted. Perhaps all the star needs is a little swirl in the centre. I don't want this piece quilted to death, as it is a baby quilt and should be soft and cuddly. It needs space to pouf. After the stars are thought out, then the thinking turns to the outer border.
I expect with all those feathers in the centre, the border motif will be a no-brainer...and my brain could use a little rest!

7 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful Karen! I would leave the white, and just something simple in the border.

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  2. If you do something in the white areas it will definitely not look as soft and fluffy.
    It is beautiful right now. i can't wait to see what you do for a border.

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  3. I love the quilting you have done so far. I would be tempted to leave the white areas alone. Sometimes simple really is better. The wreaths are beautiful. Can't wait to see the completed project.

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  4. That is gorgeous, just the way it is. Do the border, and call it done. Sometimes more is too much.

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  5. Ooooh, that is pretty! See what the quilt tells you after the border is done....a tiny star in the white square would be cute.

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  6. Such a gorgeous quilt. I would also leave the whites but do somehting simple in the yellow centers. can't wait to see this finished :)

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