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    Senior Member carol45's Avatar
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    need some advice

    I just finished this quilt top for my DGD and I was hoping to get some suggestions from y'all for quilting it. I will be backing it with fleece and not using any batting--they live in San Antonio, so it doesn't need to be too warm. I don't want to quilt it too heavily, so it will be soft. The flowers and peacock are appliqued on; I just can't decide whether I should do an overall pattern, like a grid, or I should somehow follow the appliques, or maybe something else.
    I always get such good ideas from this board.
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    it is BEAUTIFUL! She will be thrilled!!!
    i would do something meandering down the outer borders- maybe flowers- and probably some echo quilting around the appliques in the center- or echo the peacock & then quilt individual additional flowers around it-
    there are so many ways that would be great- i hope you show it to us again when it is all done!
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I think I would outline the peacock and smaller flowers and then do a wide crosshatch on the rest with a meander on the border. Perhaps leaves.
    Beth in Maryland

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    I think outlining the appliques, then filling in background with lattice type pattern. Feathering ing the outer boarder to honor the peacock. It is a very lovely quilt. I live in Tx, too. I love a very warm quilt!

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    I think any of the 3 mentioned would be nice. I immediately thought about outlining the peacock in echo quilting or doing a meandering stitch all around the applique. Be sure to post finished pictures. The quilt is very pretty.
    Alma
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    Quote Originally Posted by An Arm Long View Post
    I think I would outline the peacock and smaller flowers and then do a wide crosshatch on the rest with a meander on the border. Perhaps leaves.
    I agree with you ! I think this would be stunning.

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    Can't tell you how to quilt but just want to say how beautiful it is. Love the color combo.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    The colors are so pretty, it looks like silk.

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    I can't help you with the quilting but just want to say that quilt is absolutely gorgeous and I love the colors you used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I agree with you ! I think this would be stunning.
    I agree with this.
    Judy

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