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King Size Quilt for My Brother

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Beyond Basic Machine Quilting taught by Ann Petersen

Take your machine quilting skills in new directions as Ann Petersen teaches you 17 quilting designs that will add richness to your free-motion work.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Modern, Casual
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What materials did you use? cotton

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What are you most proud of? My brother lives in Oregon, I live in Virginia - we planned all of this by e-mail - right down to the fabrics!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it!!

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This is a king size quilt I designed for my brother. It is just laid out now but I'm thinking ahead to the quilting. I usually stitch in the ditch then meander using my sewing machine. With so much light color I am trying to think of a way to highlight it. What would be good for the colored pieces vs the light. ( sorry for the poor pictures) - Any ideas would be helpful!!

01/19/2014 Flag

I would choose the darker brown color thread, that would make it pop. If you want the thread to be the center of attention, if not maybe use a matching thread to underline the quilting. Let us know what you have decided and post it.

01/28/2014 Flag

The last picture is from the design I created.

01/19/2014 Flag

Really beautiful quilt top! There are 2 plans of attack that occur off the top of my head. 1. Ditch, then do a filler in the light areas to flatten them and make your brown design pop off the surface. The brown areas could have something like a few straight lines radiating from the center. The light could be any fill - stipple would work, but something pretty like the shells fill I teach in this class would look lovely - or any other fill you would like to try! 2. Light colors show off your quilting really well, maybe you would like to add something like feathers or simple motifs here. Then add some straight line quilting, or maybe gentle curved lines radiating out. Post a picture again when you're done!

01/20/2014 Flag

Would you consider sharing this pattern with me? I want to make a quilt for my brother too, and I think this is very manly looking. Yours looks Great!!!

02/11/2014 Flag

Do you have EQ? I just used 4 or 5 designs from their set and put them together. They are all paper pieced. Right now I am quilting the monster using lots of feathers and ditching. When I make quilts I do all of the main part first and then add the borders at the end. I've added a work in progress picture of some of the quilting. If you don't have EQ I'll look and see if it is legal to share blocks.

02/14/2014 Flag

Love your design. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

03/01/2014 Flag