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Thread: Celtic Knot on French Braid

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    Celtic Knot on French Braid

    So this is my Celtic Knot French Braid quilt, it is one of my very favorite quilts. The only issue I am having right now is deciding on the quilting. I can either free motion (not on a long arm sadly), embroider, or stitch in the ditch. Now I am leaning towards stitching in the ditch, the pattern/embroidery and fabrics speak enough without extras. But would love advice from experienced quilters.
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    Beautiful!! and I can relate to the quilting part.
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    I can give you no advice about quilting but surely love your colors. How did you do the celtic knots? This is a great design.
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    Maybe if you SID and then embroider the Celtic knots in the black areas, top and bottom.

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    what a wonderful quilt! i agree with tesspug on the quilting
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    Your quilt top is stunning! I do agree that it does not need a lot of quilting in the braided/knot area but I would do some interesting quilting in the outer borders...maybe some celtic designs or McTavishing...what ever you do, it is a gorgeouse quilt!

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    Can't offer ideas on quilting,sorry, but you have done an outstanding job!! Your quilt is just stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Maybe if you SID and then embroider the Celtic knots in the black areas, top and bottom.
    I also agree. Gorgeous quilt and superb piecing skills! I love the fabric blend!
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    that is beautiful, great job

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    Wow! what a dramatic beautiful quilt. My tastes lately have been leaning towards the warm color palette of reds, oranges. Your red on black is just stunning. Combined with a celtic knot motif you do have a real winner there.
    I agree that the fabrics and colors you chose do speak quite enough with out extras. So I would make the quilting subdued on this as well. I completely agree with Tesspug that some SID and duplicate the embroidered knots in your black border would look stunning. I would be half tempted to create narrow bias strips and hand applique them. Just beautiful. Please post a picture of this when it is finished.

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