Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Audience Participation

Thanks everyone for the supportive comments about my quilt top! =)

And now, my dear blog readers I have a favor to ask. Please help me decide what kind of quilting pattern to use for my flying geese quilt.
1. Outlining the columns, and a zig zag along the big triangles.
2. Long diagonal lines
3. Diamond pattern that follows the big triangles but crosses over the flying geese columns. (I forgot to outline this one... but you get the idea)

4. Curvey lines.

(for this one, I actually have a template for crossed curves, so I won't be free-handing it like I did on the picture) ;)

I really like #1, but technically you're supposed to cross the quilting lines, or put them really close together to keep the batting from bunching up.... but modern batting holds together fairly well on it's own. So I might risk it. What do you think?

17 comments:

michael5000 said...

I like either 1 or 3, myself. And I'm sure you would be fine structurally either way. Love that mod batting.

You seemed worried that you would put it away and forget about quilting it, but that doesn't seem to be much of a problem so far!!

Kathleen said...

I'm with Michael in that I also like #1 and #3, with a slight preference for #1. I think straight lines would work best with the straight lines of the flying geese design.

It's going to be beautiful!

Webbo said...

I know nothing about batting, but #1 definitely looks the most pleasing to me. This really is going to be lovely.

Bezzie said...

I like #3 because it mimics the Vs you see geese flying. Ok, so do the quilt blocks themselves, but hey--#3 speaks to me! ;-)

Bezzie said...

I'm also an idiot that can't read, that should be #2, not #3!!!

Trillian42 said...

I like #1. I think it will make the pattern of the quilt top pop the most.

Melody said...

Tough choice, but I vote for number 1 as well. I like that it doesn't cross through any of the pieces.

Anonymous said...

Number 1!!!

Rebel said...

Wow! #1 is the overwhelming choice, that makes that easy!

Bezzie - that's what I was thinking with the big Vs.

M5K - I have a horrible track record for setting projects aside for months at a time. With my first quilt I worked steadily on the top until it was finished, pinned the backing to it, sewed about one line through it and gave up on it - it sat in my closet for THREE YEARS until I dragged it out again to finish it up. And the pink sweater I knit got set aside for a good 5 months after I thought I messed up the shoulder. So it's not an unrealistic thought.

But I am doing much better with this quilt, and my new sewing machine is worlds better than the old one. So this one really should get wrapped up soon.

Melissa said...

Another vote for either #1 or #3.

Magatha said...

I really like #1 best.

jenn said...

yup, #1 is the way to go. i finally updated my blog, btw.

oh, and the quilt looks GREAT! (I haven't been keeping up with anyone's blogs lately...I'm trying to get caught up now.)

Stariel said...

I like #1 and #3. And I swear I thought of that before reading all the other comments!

Batty said...

I like 1. Instant favorite.

marissa said...

i can't help it, i have to comment...i like #2. it's like a flock of giant invisible uber-geese flying over and watching out for all the small geese!

T said...

I like three I don't know if it matters any more but....

Rebel said...

LOL MJ- well, I'm glad to get a few different opinions, I haven't actually done anything yet.

When I think about doing the stitching, I think in broad strokes as it were, but when I see other peoples quilts, they can be really tightly quilted with a lot of different patterns going on. So I'm going to keep thinking about it.

I picked up 3 quilting magazines today for additional inspiration.