Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Oh Those Quilting Decisions

Carsick, my Scrappy Trip quilt, is basted and ready for quilting, but I'm not quite sure yet what to do about the quilting.

I pulled out my plexiglass trial quilting sheets and some dry erase markers so I could play around with some quilting ideas.

Option 1: Straight-line on the diagonal making a partial grid:


Option 2: Full grid: 


Option 3: Echo grid: 


Option 4: Orange peel rows:


Option 5: Partial orange peel grid:


Option 6: Full orange peel grid:


Option 7: Not sure what to call these - curved squares?: 


Option 8: Crossover swirls:


What do you think? So many choices!

25 comments:

  1. I like the Orange Peel and curved squares

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  2. I second Marjorie's choices, but I also like the echo grid!

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  3. my vote's the partial diagonal grid. Of course ANY of those will be a delight!

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  4. I really like the curved squares! Very cool, and just a little bit different.

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  5. curved squares. It adds movement, it's not traditional, and if you used different coloured threads in a 30 wt, would add another layer of interest.

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  6. I like Echo grid, curved squares and crossover swirls! Whatever you choose I am sure it will look awesome as always!

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  7. I like the Echo grid, mainly because a scrappy trip quilt has a lot going on without the added distraction of foof-y quilting. But that is JMHO, and I'm definitely a KISS (keep it simple, sweetie) quilter.

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  8. Curved squares look interesting but I'm sucker for orange peel grid :) It makes the squares look more fun.

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  9. I thought Orange Peel until I saw Curved Squares and I would have to go woth those. Whatever you choose this is going to be great.

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  10. Oh, my! all these options look so-o-o-o time consuming to me. You brave woman! the plexiglass trial sheet might be a curse more than a blessing giving you that many options...
    I like the orange peels and the little spirals at the end. If it was me, I would never do echo grid or any straight line, diagonal or straight grain because I find they are a pain to do on larger pieces - I can never get a good rhythm, you can see every single mistake, the fabric sometimes pulls too much. That said, if you do not have any issues with straight line, they do look good too.

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  11. Love the quilt, and I'd vote for the orange peel. Although I reeeeallly like the curved square too!

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  12. I love the randomness of the partial grids (straight lines or orange peel).

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  13. The echo grid looks great, but consider how much you like this quilt - do you want to spend a lot of time quilting something you don't like?

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  14. those curved squares catch my eye!

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  15. 6 or 7! I love the curvy contrast to the square pieces. Looking forward to seeing what you choose!

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  16. I like the crossover swirls and the curved squares.

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  17. My favorite is curved squares.

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  18. Wow, love the options and my favourites were 7 and 8. Depends on the look you are going for, carsick or really carsick! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš‘

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  19. No matter which one you choose, the texture will look great in the end!
    In your shoes, I think I'd choose based on how much work I want to do. Or, choose something you'd like to experiment with that you haven't tried before? It's a blank canvas!

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  20. My favorite is the curved squares,

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  21. My vote is for the echo grid (#3) first, and orange peel rows (#4), second.

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  22. My favourite is the crossover swirls. xx

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  23. I'm partial to straight lines, but do like the orange peels and curved squares. May have to give those a try sometime. I think I need to get some plexiglass -- good way to test out quilting lines.

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