Thursday, January 15, 2015

ideas please

Hi friends-
It won't be long until I am ready to topstitch but I don't know what to do.  Could you please share as many ideas as you can come up with?  I am not sure whether to avoid topstitching in the polaroids or avoid them.
Emily- please share your polaroid quilt.  I saw the top and it was amazing.  I'd like to see how you topstitched it. :) 
Thanks again to everyone who sent me fussy cuts.  I love them.


  1. Wow, that looks like so much work! My fussy cuts are sitting in a pile somewhere in my sewing room. I would stitch in the ditch on all the major seams. But, I'm not very imaginative when it comes to the actual quilting.

  2. loose meander would look good. you could stitch around each polaroid?

  3. Those are good ideas. Maybe I'll do a combination of the two- stitch in the ditch in the major seams (where the 16" blocks meet) to hold it all together then meander through each large block. At first I thought I might not meander but I love how quilts looks after they're washed with all that quilting. It's just a lot of work! :)

  4. If you stitch in the ditch, it Looks like you can divide each block in half going up and down and then in thirds going across. Personally I like the finished look of meandering/stippling.

  5. I think you're right about the finished look of meandering! Thanks!!