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I wish I had seen this sooner. I did my first feathers just last night on a table runner. It turned out ok but now I see how they should be done.
I have to admit I cringed when I saw your quilt on the driveway. Of course, I am thinking of my dirty driveway!
Your quilt is gorgeous!
I recently completed one (handquilted) that was 98x85 and did the simple outline stitch in each log and center....1/4 inch from each seam on all seams. It was very simple but in keeping with the barn raising design used. Loved it. It was for a fundraiser and raised $1050. Yea!
Magnificent quilt, love the colours will be interesting to see how you decide to quilt it, I would keep it simple, the design has its own beauty.
No suggestions for quilting but just have to say: what a beautiful quilt!
Since you have a quilt robot...I'd Choose a pretty design for the white areas...feathers or a meandering flowering vine...and then a motif for the center in a matching design. The blue areas are not going to show quilting as much...so maybe a wavy ribbon around the dark blue area. A ribbon effect is easy to achieve..do a meandering line, and go back over it and cross over the curve in the meandering line at the same place of each curve...try doodling one. I have one that I did in my software..added a bow I found online to each corner...worked up nicely. Even ditch stitching would work in the darker area...especially to seperate the white from the prints. Extra work, but it's for your mom!
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Your quilt is awesome. As for the quilting I like what crazythread suggested. Have to admit I'm not into lots of heavy quilting but it would seem a shame to me to detract from your beautiful quilt
I wouldn't presume to advise you on the quilting, bur just want you to know that your quilt is beautiful.