Monday, August 18, 2008

More Bubbles

Top #9 is quilted - this one is another donated HeartStrings top pieced by Deborah. Very, very cute and the Bubbles are just perfect. I'll show a full photo after the binding is done - maybe later this week.
So my question for you all is this - next up (#10) is my Half String Hearts top - a UFO from last year and I'd intended to quilt my freehand hearts (adapted from Jamie Wallen) on it BUT these bubbles are really cute so now I'm leaning toward using the Bubbles pantograph. What do you think?

I will warn you, I'm frequently accused by my son Adam of asking for advice and not taking it!


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21 comments:

Paula said...

Well, I think the free hand hearts are lovely, but whatever you do will be wonderful. It's ok that you don't take advice. They're just suggestions anyway!! LOL You're doing a great job finishing up those 10 quilts!

kutiekare said...

I love your freehand hearts! JMHO. Either will be wonderful!!
KC

Anonymous said...

I just love those bubbles! Whatever you do it'll be cute. I just love seeing the way you quilt these quilts. Keep up the good work!

Vicki W said...

The bubbles are very cute! Quilt whatever you are in the mood to quilt

Anonymous said...

I love the Bubbles! Deborah

Jeanne said...

That's a tough choice because both designs look terrific. Whichever one floats your boat when you are ready to quilt will be perfect. What will you do with the extra days left over once you have finished your tenth quilt?

Sheila in Ohio said...

I too think both designs are terrific, but I lean toward the hearts on the heartstrings quilt. BUT... you've done another freehand heart pattern that I adore even more. It was echo'd hearts on a blue fabric?? Really close together and switching directions to fill the fabric? (at least I thought it was you)

I say choose whichever is easier!

Sheila in Ohio said...

This is what I was talking about (it is purple!):
http://maryquilts.blogspot.com/2007/08/more-hearts.html

Although the more I look at it, it looks pretty time-intensive!

Laurie said...

very cool mary! we might be neighbors...we have accepted the job in mpls...more to follow
laurie

Carol E. said...

Bubbles! Hearts on hearts would be overkill.

jovaliquilts said...

I really like the look of the corners on this quilt -- very cleverly done, if I've figured out how they were done. I look forward to seeing the whole quilt.

As for quilting the next one, I like the idea of hearts on the heart quilt, but I think it would be great with the bubbles, too.

PurpleQuilterQueen said...

I vote bubbles. They are so happy! Jennifer

Becky said...

Mary, I love looking at your quilting. I have many of the same pantos and haven't used them. It's great to see what they look like on a quilt.

Rhonda said...

Way to go! The bubbles are so cute... I think I'm going to give it a trial.

For the Half Heartstring... I like both pantos so how about bubbles in the center and the freehand hearts on the border?

Deb said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the entire quilt quilted, just love the brights! In my mind it is pleasing to see hearts on a heart block quilt. But any quilting is really the icing on the cake so what ever you do will be perfect!

em's scrapbag said...

I think the bubbles are nice. What fun quilts. I really enjoyed your blog. Have a great day. Em

Alycia said...

I vote Bubbles - cuz its already on the machine. Can't wait to see what you do!

Irene said...

I vote hearts which will bring the whole thing together. I don't think hearts on hearts would be overkill.

Marilyn said...

Mary,
I know you are going to come up with something really cute. Either design would work. But personally, I like the bubbles.

Deb said...

The bubbles are really cute, but I like the hearts too...figured I didn't have to chose, cause you're gonna do what you want anyway...just like Adams says!

Pat said...

I would go for Bubbles if the voting is not yet closed! since it is already on the table!