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I have been practicing and now am getting cold feet...LOL. I wanted to do it myself on my home machine but the more I look at it the more terrified I get... yikes. Not sure whether to use stipple, cross hatch, meander, echo....any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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Nana replied on Sat, Jan 5 2013 9:30 PM

Denise

I would do a wavy meander to mimic water currents.  Of course the more I look at the little pic I think I may be seeing the sky instead of water.   In which case I would do a meander with star shapes every so often.

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gini replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 12:33 AM

denise, what pattern are you the most comfortable with.  i would do that one, relax and have fun. 

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Annie replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 4:38 AM

Hi Denise,

I agree with Gini, I think anything you do will be lovely. I immediately thought of a shell pattern. Please post pictures after you're done.

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I wish it was a bigger picture, but what about a large modified clam shell? ( Like the rainbow), but outline the stars, and go "under " them.

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You could also echo the stars and other objects. The meandering stars suggested by Nana would work well for the border if you echo quilt. 

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No help from me as the pic is too small for me to tell if its a sky or sea theme, but I wanted to say how much I love your border of four different colours.  I would never have thought of that in a million years.  Wonderful.

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Thanks so much to everyone who answered, it is greatly appreciated. I will probably stare at it for another week before I do anything or I will bite the bullet and send it out to be done. For anyone interested in looking at larger pictures I did upload to my gallery the larger pictures. The forum would only allow me to upload a 64 kb large file so had to make it considerably smaller. I think they should put a link in that we can use to link the question to pictures in our galleries where there are large pictures. I have been practicing but am still a bit scared...don't want to ruin it. Thank you Brigit-Carol for compliment about border. I was not sure what to do there and thought why not match the star balloon colors and do multicolor border...Thinking about binding it the same way but I am not sure yet...will have to look at when it is done being quilted and decide. :-)
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gini replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 11:15 PM

here's what i do.   i quilt it and hate the work i've done,  i stick it in a dark hole for a few months.  when i drag it back out it miraculously looks wonderful.  something about the dark hole and time makes them look better. 

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Denise,

  I looked to me, like it wanted lots of meandering stars.  I usually have been putting my quilts on the long arm, look at them for a day or two, draw on my dry erase board a few ideas, and then just dive right in. Post pics of this when its done, I love the colors!

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Thea replied on Mon, Jan 7 2013 8:23 AM

Denise, I would sit down at the machine and tet my imagination take over as I started to quilt - if I thought of something that I wanted to do specifically in some sections I might mark them - but this looks like a fun quilt with lots of opportunities.

 

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Kelli replied on Mon, Jan 7 2013 8:23 AM

I would outline and echo around what ever features I wanted to stand out the most. Then I would meander the rest of the quilt or loops. I find loops to be sooooo much easier in my mind. Good luck. I am sure whatever you decide to do it will look awesome.

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