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Luvsquilting

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PostSubject: I could use some help   Thu May 14, 2015 8:30 pm

I'm making a T-shirt quilt for a friends daughter.  I have one block that I am having a hard time figuring out what to do with.  I am custom quilting each T-shirt block.  Here is a picture of the block.  It is about 12 inches across by 16 inches high.  I don't want to quilt it very densely as I have minkee on the back and don't want to crush the softness of it.

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PostSubject: Re: I could use some help   Thu May 14, 2015 9:38 pm

I am sure someone has a good suggestion. Let's see what experts have to say.
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PostSubject: Re: I could use some help   Fri May 15, 2015 2:10 am

Joann I cant get a good look at the block to offer any suggestions, I could even get it to show in the gallery so some glitch occuring, do you have a bigger picture? I looked up Martin McBride and see she is a country singer, what about quilting musical notes and bars, cowgirl boots, lassoo? Something country or music themed?

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PostSubject: Re: I could use some help   Fri May 15, 2015 5:03 am

I had a terrible time with this picture. If I made it any bigger, QLR said it was too large to download. It has words sll over it. I was thinkong of outlining the larger letters which are M Mc for her initials but they ate on top of other letters.
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PostSubject: Re: I could use some help   Fri May 15, 2015 5:56 am

What I would do is outline the large initials close to the letters and again 1/4" away..this will make a raised outlining all around the initials. Then I would just to straight lines in the background, like lines on a paper.

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PostSubject: Re: I could use some help   Fri May 15, 2015 10:04 am

I think you may have to "sacrifice" some of the background if you want the big letters to stand out. I like both previous ideas, especially Helen's music notes idea. Love Martina McBride.

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PostSubject: Re: I could use some help   Fri May 15, 2015 8:29 pm

I just outlined the large letters. TMQ, you said the magic words. I think I just needed 'permission' to sacrifice some of the background. I'm going to do some lines and I'm looking for a musical note I can quilt.
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PostSubject: Re: I could use some help   Sat May 16, 2015 4:17 am

so glad you were able to decide on a quilting pattern, its wonderful how one can post stuff here and get help, I love it

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PostSubject: Re: I could use some help   Sat May 16, 2015 9:07 pm

Such good advice. I outlined the M Mc. Then below the M and above the Mc, I quilted a cleff note that is about 5 inches x 3 inches. Ignored the background and just quilted right over the background. It's perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: I could use some help   Sun May 17, 2015 4:28 am

so glad you are happy with it Joann, its great to be able to throw ideas around and get help

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PostSubject: Re: I could use some help   Sun May 17, 2015 9:41 am

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