Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Back To Basics Progress

I have decided to call my Riley Blake Challenge Quilt Back to Basics.  WIth this many Flying Geese and HST's it just seemed to fit :)  That was a lot of trimming, luckily I had my Bloc-Loc rulers to help :)


It didn't take long to turn the basic quilting blocks into blocks and the blocks into a quilt top.  It was one of those projects where you are just so excited to see how it will turn out you can't stop until it is done.   I just love how the secondary designs pop out of it.  So fun!!!  And now I just need to wait for Abby to come back from her annual cleaning so that I can get it quilted.


I am debating between two plans for quilting:
1 - Either a  circle that starts in the slightly off center and keeps moving out.  I love this quilting design everytime I see it and have wanted to give it a try for some time.  I think it might also add some softness to all those points.
2 - Stitching in the ditch around the "windmill" designs to highlight the secondary designs.

Which one do you think I should go with??  It's a toss up for me so your help is greatly appreciated :)

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36 comments:

  1. Very nice! Go with the circle idea! :)

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  2. Your quilt turned out great! So neat to see it go from shapes on a computer to an actual product :) Visiting from WIP Wednesday, but also a regular reader.

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  3. Nice quilt! I'd go for the circular design. To me it would soften all those sharp points and angles.

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  4. Lovely top...I don't know about the quilting...I think both sound nice...I'm sure you'll get some better opinions as the day goes on.

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  5. Fabulous top.I vot for the circle idea.Happy quilting!!

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  6. Or go for several smaller quilting circles. Looking good!
    Q: I'm looking for a good med-dark grey for my next quilt. What is the grey print that looks like straight-line sketching or tv static? It's right underneath the yellow dot in the flying geese stack.

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  7. Boy - that is a toss up -- but I think personally I would go with an orange peel type of quilting on all those beautiful angles. Can't WAIT to see what you do -- I'm sure it will be beautiful!

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  8. Love this! I would go with the off-center circle. I think that would look amazing!

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  9. I vote for the circle stitching. I have seen it before and I think it is so interesting.

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  10. You can make the off center quilt next time. Your top now is lovely and would be outstanding with windmill
    quilting.

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  11. Great job, Melissa!! I think I would do the circular design. I personally like that look on quilts that contain a lot of points.

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  12. Love your quilt!! I would go with circular quilting.

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  13. Love it! I like the idea of circular quilting. Breaks up the lines and gives it more depth.

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  14. Oooooo fabulous! I love windmill anything, so that is my pick!

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  15. The geese are great in these wonderful fabrics. I thing the circular quilting will look great with all these wonderful triangles.

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  16. I'm in the minority here but I think you should do the windmill quilting. I worry that the circle might take away from the secondary design.

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  17. this is very pretty. I like the idea of the circular top stitching. That would be very pretty.

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  18. Wow! this is looking awesome! Great design with such basic blocks.

    Love the first idea for quilting, off centered circles. Can't wait to see what u decide.

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  19. I love your quilt! My brain will not let me see the windmill design so I would suggest highlighting it with you quilting if you want it to stand out--just in case there are other brains out there like mine out there.
    I do love the circle idea though. I usually find it hard to decide on a quilting design so I generally go with something I love or something that my gut tells me is best.

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  20. This is a great use of the challenge fabrics! I love concentric circles and have a tute for quilting them in my flickr sets. It would look great on this quilt!

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  21. Tough question to answer! I love the idea of a circular quilting design on such angular blocks, but I also have a hard time picking out the "windmill" designs so quilting them to highlight them would be a real good idea IF you want them highlighted.
    I know, I'm no help at all. I just managed to locate the free motion foot for my machine in the tin that I keep all my hand quilting supplies in, and still trying to figure out just what I was thinking when I pulled that stunt!

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  22. This quilt is outstanding. I love your use of color scheme and layout. Beautiful job. My favorite quilting always surprises me and is something I never would have thought to choose, so I'm not giving any advice there. :-D
    This is going to be amazing regardless of the quilting.
    Ramona

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  23. Love these! I'm not much help on the quilting decision though. I'm excited to get started on my Riley Blake quilt.

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  24. Oooh, this looks great. I vote option #1 :o)

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  25. I am a huge fan of circle quilting. I think it would look great and enhance the movement of the points around the quilt.

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  26. I love that quilt very much! If it was me, I would go with circle quilting. I love circle quilting, but have yet to try it!

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  27. I love it - especially the pops of black. My vote is for the curving spiral. I like it when geometric quilts include soft curvy quilting - it's a nice contrast.

    But no matter how you quilt it, it will look fantastic!

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  28. You always do such fun designs. I struggle with figuring out how to quilt my quilts. I'm sure whatever you decide will be wonderful.

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  29. I love it! I love the circle off to one side...wait I just did that to one of mine! Lol just have to bind it!

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  30. I do love the way this came out and I too think the circle idea would be perfect.

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  31. Since I'm still fairly new to quilting I like to study everything.

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  32. I follow Happy Quilting thru email.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa