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Thread: Did you FMQ a French Braid quilt?

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    Your colors are stunning

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg
    LOVE your quilt top--It's absolutely GORGEOUS!

    Hope this gives you some ideas...Here's what I did to FMQ a large runner. (I plan on adapting this design for my quilt when it's ready.) I wouldn't quilt the middle squares as heavily as I did on this one for a bed quilt though; I posted these pics just so you could get some idea of where you might like to lay out designs.

    Your quilt top is so beautiful already, that I'd keep the quilting simpler, probably feathers down each side of the braid and just enough in your focus squares to accent the fabric designs nicely. I think for your quilt top, some contrasting quilting on those purple sashing pieces would look wonderful--what about a "curly ribbon" or swirls design? Both are pretty easy to FMQ, and would look great. I think I'd use yellow thread to match the little stirps beside it.


    can I come to your house and you teach me how to make those beautiful feathers?

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    I haven't made one yet but,if I did I would FMQ it as that is just about what I do on all my quilts.

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    I did a big meander with variegated thread. Both of the quilts pictured are gorgeous.

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    Your quilt is gorgeous. :thumbup:

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    Oh, love those colors! :-)

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    I'm making my first braid quilt and intend to do small feathers in each braid. Only hope it doesn't look over - done and will vary the feather for interest.

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    Glad you asked this, I'm working on a French Braid Quilt.

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    I think for your quilt top, some contrasting quilting on those purple sashing pieces would look wonderful--what about a "curly ribbon" or swirls design? Both are pretty easy to FMQ, and would look great. I think I'd use yellow thread to match the little stirps beside it.[/quote]
    Your quilting is fabulous!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whinnytoo
    I think for your quilt top, some contrasting quilting on those purple sashing pieces would look wonderful--what about a "curly ribbon" or swirls design? Both are pretty easy to FMQ, and would look great. I think I'd use yellow thread to match the little stirps beside it.
    Your quilting is fabulous!!!![/quote]

    I wish I could take credit for the fabulous quilting...that isn't mine. My main concern is what to quilt in the braid strips. The purple was going to get something similar to what you suggested. I think yellow thread is a good choice.

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