Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ready for quilting


As expected, the kitties were more than happy to help, when I laid out my Lone Star quilt for basting. They kept the corners square, while I pinned the middle.

Unfortunately, they are not very creative cats, and when I asked for suggestions on quilting patterns, they ignored me.

I think I'll do feathers in the white sections, and a vine/leaf pattern in the dark borders. But what should I do in the star itself, and in the border stars? Any suggestions?

If you have ideas, please leave a comment for me. I need inspiration :)

4 comments:

  1. I'd probably just stitch in the ditch to emphasize the pattern.

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  2. That was my first thought - but I figured it was my engineer side leaning towards straight lines :)

    I'm thinking maybe some sort of leaf pattern in each large diamond. But I may reconsider stitching in the ditch.

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  3. how about a line that curves from the tip of each diamond out to 1/4" at the center of the seam and back to the tip. That's what I attempted on my lone star because I KNEW I couldn't do straight lines. The second pic is a close up of the stitching.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitnoid/1010587332/in/set-72157600424075045/

    http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa117/knitnoid/lonestarstitching.jpg

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  4. Oh -- P.S. I love your quilt top!

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