love the cornerstone angel and colour..I personally would continue with the angel and then in the ditch around blocks any thing all over might look to heavy.. good luck with all the thoughts given, you will find the right fit for your beautiful quilt...huggs Marian
Thanks Marian for your suggestions of in the ditch. My blocks are just a tad smaller then 6". The inside is piece of flannel so it shouldn't shift as much. If it was batting, I would probably go with your suggestion. But I will see how it looks when I get all the cornerstones quilted - and go from there.
I am so glad you are doing this. I have some pieces collected for this quitl too! I really like your corner blocks.
Thank you. I helped my daughter put her first quilt together and we had major problems with it shifting to the right. This made it so much easier to make sure it was lined up straight. Can't wait to see your quilt.
Some day , I actually plan to make a quilt. I am a wannabe quilter. I hope everyone will help me, too. I am proud of your effort. I haven't gotten up the nerve yet. Kay
Don't be afraid to ask the wonderful experienced cuties for help. I would not have been able to make this beautiful quilt if it wasn't for all the help and advice I have received here. And I have a wonderful local quilt store. Even thought I did not buy the sashing material from them they cut out the strips and sides for me as I was having trouble getting the material to lay straight. They suggested using the cornerstone pieces to help me in lining up the quilt right. (I did buy the cornerstone material from them and will go back and get the binding from them - which they will also help me cut.) I have been so lucky to have so many people willing to help me - and I know you will too.
Now I hope I don't offend but (and I have a few students I teach quilting to) you may find you get a better 'look' if your darling angel fits within your cornerstone block. The colors are beautiful and the work beautiful as well. It's only a suggestion. When I'm trying to center a design I cheat a little. I stitch my design then cut it to the size I need to fit perfectly. Hope this helps
great advice :-)
No you did not offend me. Dragonflyer has been helping me out a lot and she also noticed this. We decreased the size of the angel so now it fits in the block better. My test stitchout did not give me any problems, but now that I have started doing the actual quilt (with the same material as the test) I find that I am having trouble hooping and it is not stitching quite as clean of lines. Any thoughts?
Not sure if I am understanding "not stitching quite as clean of lines"...but sometimes when doing redwork designs, when the sewing retraces the sewn lines, if there is any slippage of the fabric in the hoop, the lines will not sew exactly on top of the previous stitching...if this is what you mean...you may need to use some of the rubber type shelf lining when hooping, especially along the long sides of the hoop...this will help prevent the quilt from moving or slipping while in the frame and usually helps with redwork designs so they retrace themselves more effectively...hope this makes sense...
the color looks lovely, and so is the cute little angel
I like the gold angel...
Thank you Kim for all you have done to help me out with this quilt. It wouldn't have turned out this nice, if not for your help.
A lovely quilt! It looks great to me like you have it! I think written verses make a quilt unique, and the angels make it special!
Thank you angel.
I like the color too.
On this baby quilt it looks very nice especially since there is writing to read.
I think it is nice in colour.