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I do have UFO's - need quilting suggestions   General Discussion

Started Sep-4 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 322 views.

Just to fess up, I do have some UFO's.  Here is one that I have decided to finish and use as a small mantle hanging.  Part of the reason I had put it away was I couldn't decide how to quilt it.  I still can't decide.  Anyone have suggestions?  I feel like I should do something or other special but no inspiration... This has been aging since BEFORE we did the bargello at the retreat - how long ago - five, six, seven years ago?

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Feathers in the black fabric areas....string of pearls in the red and green areas....

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CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)


Oh that sounds nice. I'm absolutely a flub at doing machine quilting well now.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


I really like Suze's suggestion!

I would take my curved rulers and follow the arcs of piecing with parallel lines. Then I would do some fun fills in the arcs of piecing.  Can draw picture later today when we get home.


From: bornblesse2


Just a thought…..I have always thought bargellos look best when quilted with curvy lines of some sort.  It seems to give them movement and accent the pattern that moves up and down.

hmm, I like that idea better than feathers (yes I know, I need to get better at them but I just don't enjoy doing them at this point).  I was thinking of ribbon candy, that might be fun between the arcs.

thanks Ami.  I could not get past my original idea of some sort of traditional wreath feather and I knew I don't have the skill right now to make that work.

Also if you do not have curved rulers just make straight lines.