October 23, 2009

I Need Help

I would love to quilt this top .... I'm clueless on what to do...





I considered my Circle Lord swirls, baptist fan or even clamshell templates. I thought about one of the zillions of pantographs. I'm stuck.

Do you have an idea? PLEASE PLEASE let me a comment with an idea,

This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern called Strip Twist.

15 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

I have a finished top in that same pattern of Bonnie's, so I'll be watching the comments! I had thought about swirls or curves to balance the strong angles.
I hope your family is feeling better!

Morah said...

This would be great with any of the 8 line patterns from Pam Clarke (www.homestitches.com). I wish I could find any videos on her site but there are no free ones. There are a few examples on webshots of quilts quilted with her style. This isn't very specific but perhaps it will help.

SewCalGal said...

Lovely quilt. Great colors, design & fabrics.

Are you familiar with: http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com I'd recommend picking a few different free hand machine quilting designs from this site, and try a few different ones in your diamonds. Great opportunity to build on your skill. I'm currently doing this with a few quilts. Great fun!

Otherwise, I'd probably pick a simple meandering with stars (very easy). Somehow I think of stars with your diamonds too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Vicki W said...

I think that any all-over pattern will look great. I always love the Baptist Fan on a nice scrappy quilt like this one.

Vicki said...

I plan on doing baptist fan on mine, if I ever get the boarder on. lol.

Quilt Hollow said...

I truly think that just about any all over pano would work because the pattern is already busy.

Shogun said...

I have no idea what pattern to use to quilt it, but wanted to say it sure is a pretty quilt.

Valerie said...

Oh this is gorgeous. I am sure not one to ask advice on quilting but love your work. I hope one day that I will be able to answer a question like this. I am a wanna be! But you know what? I need to sit down and sew don't I? I sure won't learn unless I practice.

Kim D. said...

Lovely Quilt!! I would think some circles or curves would look great since you have so many straight lines. Good luck with it.

Terry Quilts said...

My vote is Circle Lord Swirls being you have it. I love my CL
Terry

Terry Quilts said...

Circle Lord Swirls beings you have it. I love my CL.
Terry

Simply Sandy said...

Don't have a recommendation for quilting this, but I do love it. Enjoyed reading your blog.

Sara said...

Here is my post with a photo of how I quilted mine on my DSM. And how it looks after being washed.

First I stitched in the ditch making diagonal blocks to hold it together.
I had placed my blocks so there were "blades" of similar colors coming out of the centers of these diagonal blocks. I quilted one curve on each of the four blades to emphasize this.

Finally I filled in a large open space with a heart.

Sara said...

Sorry, I forgot to add the link:
http://saras-scraps.blogspot.com/2009/10/hearts-and-new-phone.html

Mary said...

Anything with consistent texture would look great so any of the circle lord templates you mentioned would certainly work -- Swirls would probably be my choice for the additional movement it would give it.