Monday, March 19, 2012

rolling stone quilt top

I finished my rolling stone quilt top on Saturday.
It's BIG! About 68" x 90".
Now I need to figure out how to quilt it.
Any ideas? Anyone?

51 comments:

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Pretty!

Jane said...

You are fast! But of course, we all knew that!
I love this one!
Can't help with ideas for quilting as I have no idea for myself other than straight lines! :)
Jane

Kiera Vanella said...

Beautiful! I'm quilting my latest with free motion "bubbles" and am loving the texture it's adding.
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Christine L said...

Wonderful! Looks Fabulous. Congrats on a quick finish!!

randi--i have to say said...

VERY nice! i wish i had some quilting ideas for you, but you are the expert in that area. :)

i look forward to seeing this one finished!

rubyslipperz said...

This is a fun quilt! As far as ideas for quilting - I was taught (back in the prehistoric times) that curvy quilting goes with geometric and visa/versa.
But, I can also see the rolling stone pattern being repeating in the solid squares. And, maybe a half rolling stone in the triangle areas, with stitch in the ditch on the white rolling stones.

I dunno...just a few thoughts. =)

Suzanne said...

Wow! You unplugged the internet and plugged in the sewing machine!

For some reason I think this quilt wants special quilting rather than an all-over design. But I could be totally wrong. I think those big squares are begging for some attention. Maybe a large diamond shape or a "snowflake" of sorts might do well in the blank squares. I would probably do some simple echo or SID quilting around the stones.

It will be striking no matter how it's quilted!

VeeV said...

i always love your stippling....
but anything you do is always amazing...... you're the ace at it...so anything you decide on will be great!!
xo
eva

**nicke... said...

i don't know if you saw anna's (noodlehead) swoon quilt. i loved the big swoopy quilting lines on it. i would probably do that. very very beautiful quilt amandajean! i love the blue solid!

Shawn said...

Great finish Amanda!! I think the crosshatch design would look nice. I know whatever you choose will look wonderful!!

Terriaw said...

Wow, that was a fast finish! And a fabulous finish too. I love how this turned out. Maybe you could do concentric circles, sewing through the center diamond/square and making each circle a little bigger. I'm trying to think of something that would make each block pop. Maybe echo quilting around each block. Have fun!

Leila said...

Oh, I like how you put them on point! When in doubt - as I always am - go with meandering! But maybe the solid squares would look good with concentric circles?

Beautiful!!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Another great one. Love the big blocks. I should try big blocks so I can actually finish a quilt! Ha! No ideas on the quilting other than maybe some medallion/feature (I have no idea what to call it) quilting in the negative space blocks.

Live a Colorful Life said...

That is one big beautiful quilt!

I have no ideas as to quilting. Shocking, I know...

Alycia said...

I love it!! If you are looking for something old fashioned - maybe Baptist fans - there is a cool free form version you could use -

quiltingbonnie said...

I really this one, course I like all the ones you make. I love the teal color. Great job!

Kim said...

Beautiful!
Yes those big empty squares are calling for something special....I wouldn't do an overall pattern on it. But of course I would turn it over to my longarm quilter, Debby Brown, and let her do her magic on it!

Very nicely done :0)
Happy Sewing

Sara said...

This turned out great. Those soft colors really pop in that blue background. Good fabric choices.

Madcap said...

Love the dark background! I've never seen this block before, and I really like it.

Cheryl Arkison said...

The setting squares are begging for something individual in each one. That is, not an all over quilt design, but something in each setting square, then all over. In a thread that matches the teal.

Johanna said...

Wow! Can't wait to see how you quilt it! I probably would echo the diamond shape out of the center of the each of the blocks. Of course, that is a lot of thread to work in.

Cherie said...

Echo quilting might work well for this or a cool zig-zag pattern perhaps?

I'm holding a small swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/anyone-want-to-swap.html

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Nice topper! It's simple yet unusual: that teal background makes it so different. This is the kind of quilt that would grow on me more each year: simple yet very beautiful.

Don't ask me for quilting advice: I always think up complicated things that would take years to accomplish. :) Hopefully your other commenters have great ideas up their quilty sleeves!

Allison said...

That turned out great Amanda Jean! I love the on-point layout...very fun. Any decisions on going to market in May????? I'm crossing my fingers you are! :) -Al

Jenny said...

What a fun quilt! I see a diagonal cross hatch over the whole quilt! Maybe a lime green thread color ;o)

Blogful said...

What a unique quilt. Unlike anything I've ever seen you do. I think you should quilt some kind of swirl or circular stippling on all the blue and leave the squares alone. Or just trace around them. Something simple to make them pop even more.

Speattle said...

Is there a quilting stitch to emulate moss? As in "a rolling stone gathers no moss"?

Quilting Grannie said...

Quilt it either in a quilting hook or old fashioned quilting frame. Too big to machine quilt

Luisa said...

Looks awesome :)

Julianne K said...

Its beautiful! Would love a tutorial on this block!

Thanks for sharing...so pretty!

Julianne

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Brittany said...

I am in awe of this quilt it is so pretty.

Clair said...

I have no idea, but it is looking good so far.

Donna said...

That looks GREAT!! Love the teal color. I suggest echo quilting.

Whatever you do, I know it will be pretty.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Bueller??!
Sorry I've no clue, I do agree the spaces in the centre could have some fmq, it's beautiful whatever you chose!
I adore the backing colour :)

Susan said...

You are fast , and this is a beautiful top. i am hoping that you do a tutorial on this block!

Mama Pea said...

How do you do that??!!! You just started that! Wow, you are so fast! Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

bethanndodd said...

No great ideas for quilting it, sorry. Just wanted to tell you what a great job you did and so fast too! Smiles~Beth

nikki said...

What about Sid the stones and just a simple square in the blank blocks.

D. C. Sugarbear said...

That is so pretty! The teal background is lovely!!!

Freddie said...

Wow super quick. I like the blue background colour.

Rene' said...

Great quilt top. I especially love that shade of blue for the background. I am sure you will come up with the perfect way to quilt this.

Dara said...

I think that an orange thread would be a great complement to the blue top and the green backing. As for the pattern!?! I am not sure, you could go with a great flower or one of my favourites, pebbles in varying sizes. Can't wait to see what you come up with. This quilt has a lot of open space to play with.

Rachel said...

LOVE it! No clue how to quilt it, but it is awesome!

audreypawdrey said...

It is so pretty! I like the idea of echo quilting, but it would be tricky turning it in the machine I think...

Monte and Loretta said...

Awesome! I love the color and the design is awesome!

Nicky said...

Spirals in each block I think - to get those stones rolling!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

The teal background sets off the stones exquisitely giving them an impression of motion.

Katherine said...

Polka dot heaven! Yum.

Carla said...

That was fast. Very nice but unfortunately I have no ideas for quilting. Wish I did.

needlesandpins said...

GREAT!