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Thread: Quilted to Death

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    Quilted to Death

    This weekend was all about quilting for me. I am almost finished with my dogwood quilt (and I need to finish it and get pictures on here!) and I started my dragon fly quilt. I love this quilt. It looks like stained glass and has lots of color. Well, I have been practicing my stippling all weekend, and started quilting all the different colors of the center of this appliquéd beauty... and now it lost a big part of it's beauty. It's "quilted to death" so to speak. It really muted the different fabrics.

    It's too much to try to rip out now. Lesson learned.

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    How about a picture - I'm sure the rest of us would love it.

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    Perhaps the when you finish the center of the quilt you could change from stipple pattern to a different pattern, feathers, vines and leaves, crosshatch, somethings that isn't so dense and then the whole effect wouldn't be "quilted to death."

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    Ok, here's some pics of it. I did use a marking pen, so you'll have to use your imagination to make it go away!!
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    I think once you remove the marks from the pen, you will love what you quilted. I would try that first before I ripped out all the stitiching. Personally, I think it is beautiful!

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    Beautiful applique. I think you needed invisible thread.

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    Beautiful applique. Try removing your marks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    I think once you remove the marks from the pen, you will love what you quilted. I would try that first before I ripped out all the stitiching. Personally, I think it is beautiful!
    Thank you! Oh, it's too far gone to try to rip it out!! I think it still looks nice, it just took a lot away.

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    I agree that it's the markings that's making it look "quilted to death", LOL. Love that phrase by the way, sometimes I feel quilted to death! LOL!

    I honestly think it's gorgeous, though!!! I'm sure you'll love it too when the markings are gone.

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    I think it is beautiful and once the marks are removed you will like it a lot more.

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