When I found myself struggling with the quilt I repaired last year I realized I was not following the right approach. The repair job was fine but the reassembly got way off track.
First mistake. I tried fixing the back when what it needed was replacing. Second mistake. I tried fixing the “batting” which also needed replacing. I have now replaced both. It was all loaded on my frame tonight.
For the past few weeks I have been looking for the right thread. I had one in my stash that I wasn’t sure about but decided to go with it. It’s a lightweight embroidery thread. I talked to my Handiquilter dealer and she encouraged me to go for it.
Now for the quilting design. I had thought about stitching along the seam lines and then quilt wavy lines in between. My issue is the lines of the quilt are not straight so will that just highlight the fact? My other idea is to just quilt wavy lines across the top without regard to the seams.
If you click on the picture you can see the gentle slope on the top of the ruler. You can also see one of the strips where the width varies...tucks and all. I left the tucks. His grandma made them. It’s part of the quilts character.
If you have any suggestions just leave me a comment please.
Gentle Wavy lines and ignore the seams would be my suggestion. Also more lines than less. Hope that helps.
I agree, wave lines. Straight lines would accent the off kilter lines of the front. Waves would help it all blend. Go look at the matchstick quilting patty does. She is right, lots of little lines.
You could even break it up into a sort of pattern Wow, that would be a great looking quilt.
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