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Thread: Disappearing 9-Patch [now finished]

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    This is my 2nd finished quilt top. I am hoping to have it finished by tomorrow night.

    I am planning on using blue fabric for the backing and quilting with a light blue (stitch in the ditch). I am not too sure if it'll look good. Maybe I should just quilt with a neutral thread.....suggestions please!

    Thanks for looking : o )
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    That is a lovely quilt...I think the blue will look fine, although on the deep pink it may stand out, what about a random thread, or as you say a neutral, with a blue for the backing???????

    Hell what do I know???????? tee hee!!!

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    hmmmmm ... since the general idea for stitch in the ditch is that the quilting "disappears" into the seams, a neutral color thread is a "safer" choice. (i say this knowing that i always go with a coordinating, but contrasting thread color so i can more easily judge the success of my ditch stitching. the gafarbles are easier to see in case i decide to fix them. but i've always been my own worst enemy. :lol: )

    love it, by the way. you've pieced a beautiful top!!! :P :P :P

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    It's very pretty!

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    That is so calming. I love your color choices. Color? I betcha light blue will hardly show up--it'll blend in. I think it won't make a different which you use, especially with in the ditch. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Gorgeous quilt! Love those fabrics. I can't wait to see it quilted.

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    To stitch in the ditch, I always use invisible thread..cause I'm just not THAT good. With it, I can always keep those lines straight and it won't show on the front and will look straight on the back. Then for all my other quilting, I use a color.

    You did a great job with your fabric choices, the quilt looks lovely!

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    I have never done stitch in the ditch so I can't give any opion, I love the quilt and I think i could supply you with an address as to where to ship it.

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    Love it, very nice quilt. I have only done stitch in the ditch once, so have no suggestions for you.

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    Great quilt! The tiny flowers & color choices are so nice. Thanks for the idea.

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