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What type of quilting should I use.
September 19, 2012
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lattelady
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 This is half of a long table runner. Okay, what type of quilting. I am thinking echo (like Hawaiian quilting). If the background was more structured, I would follow that design. I do not want basic free motion, nor wreaths/flowers, etc. Ideas please.

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September 19, 2012
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Hand or machine quilting?  (Just curious!)  What type of batting – how close must the quilting be for your batting?  Are you thinking an overall quilting design?

Am picturing echo quilting, but of a wave – doing a pretty wave then echoing it across the fabric.  Maybe with some detail quilting within the fish and the echo quilting in the background.

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September 19, 2012
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latte lady: Quilted fish for dinner? MMMMMMMM

Echo quilting of wave sounds good…or perhaps concentric ‘circles’ fish would make as it jumps out of water–using outline of fish for curve of concentric stitchings. Totally agree with detail quilting, fish scale maybe, inside fish. Are you using medium or lightweight batting?

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September 20, 2012
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Appliqued-Orca..resized.jpgImage Enlargercats-and-new-electric-blanket-800x600.jpgImage EnlargerBiology 101. Orcas do not have scales. They are mammals. ;) Beautiful, amazing and intelligent mammals.  

 I really appreciate the feedback. I am leaning towards a wavy quilting line. Maybe with a ‘splash’ thrown in here and there to follow the batik pattern.  I am putting a bit of padding beneath the Orcas before I outline quilt them. For a light trapunto effect.

 Medium batting

 I have a feeling this will end up as a wall hanging. The recipients live in San Francisco, but both are from the pacific northwest with our beautiful northwest Indian art. If you watch “Grey’s Anatomy” you see a lot of this art on the hospital walls. So shall ask if they want me to put a sleeve on the back.

 My gardener has been following my quilting on FB and yesterday asked if he and his wife could come by some evening and look at some of my quilts.

 The small orca shows the stitching I am using on the orcas in the table runner. The big pic shows a bc quilt which has a lot of trapunto bc ribbons on the side, which obviously does not show in the pic. It is hanging on the wall of an oncologist’s office on the east coast. Each of the hexagons was pieced by a female relative.

 Again, thank you for your input. I am going with waves!

 OH yes, this is machine quilted. I save my hand quilting for the fancy commissions.

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September 20, 2012
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Wow, I typed “wave quilting pattern images” into google and got some really interesting things!  Quilts, as in piecing patterns too of course, but there were some VERY interesting quilting patterns, (as in quilt stitching patterns) mixed in.

I loved this one, but it would be pretty difficult on your quilt.  Maybe some aspects of it?  http://www.sylvia-pippen.com/workshops/workshop-descriptions/

I reallyyyyy liked the one called “SS1016 – Simple Wave Stipple 1” on this site:    http://www.quiltrecipes.com/pat_res_keywords.php?pageNum_PatMain=139&totalRows_PatMain=1475  

http://www.legacyquilting.com/show/matrix/1219

https://www.baysidequilting.com/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=4950

There were many more too!  I’d think inside the whale would just be echoing the pattern like Pete said.  Very cool work lattelady!

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September 20, 2012
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All ideas have been looked at, highly appreciated and put into my mental file cabinet. A couple of them would make masterpiece quilts on their own.

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September 20, 2012
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oops! didn’t recognize the Orca for what it was. . . 

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September 20, 2012
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Bonita, not a problem. This is traditional stylized art. Some of them I have to look twice at myself. More than once I have stood in front of a totem pole and had to think hard, rummaging through the old memory bank, what is this. Then, the light comes on.

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September 20, 2012
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Lattelady

Here, in the oceanless flat lands of Illinois, we are lucky to have a (real, authentic) totem pole! It is of the Kwanusila, the Thunderbird of the Kwagu’† First Nations tribe. The crests carved upon the totem pole represent Kwanusila the Thunderbird, a whale with a man on its back, and a sea monster.

From the plaque which explains its origins: Kwanusila is an exact replica of the original Kraft Lincoln Park totem pole, which was donated to the City of Chicago by James L. Kraft in 1929. The totem pole stood in Lincoln Park until it was moved in October 1985. Some years before the pole was moved, historians had discovered that a pole of its type did not exist among the poles preserved at the Provincial British Columbia Museum located in Victoria, B.C., Canada. Arrangements were made for a duplicate of the Chicago totem pole to be made by the same Amerindian tribe that made the original. The duplicate is carved in Red Cedar by Tony Hunt of Fort Rupert, B.C. Chicago arranged to keep the duplicate and present the original totem pole to British Columbia.

Kwanusila is dedicated to the school children of Chicago, and was presented to the City of Chicago by Kraft, Inc. on May 21, 1986.


I can tell you, first hand, that the original, and its replacement, have made a great impression school children. 

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September 23, 2012
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That is a beautiful totem pole. Love it. Thank you for sharing the info with me.

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