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Thread: How would you machine quilt this?

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    I've finished this quilt for my parents - first queen sized quilt, and I DON'T DO hand work - hate it! So I was wondering, does swirly curly quilting patterns look strange on geometric shaped pieced tops, or should I stick to the ditch?
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    Not at all. Often it nicely offsets the geometric pattern, so you don't overdose on the squares.

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    something very round with something very straight always looks great. I say go for it,you wont be disapointed.

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    I personally like swirls and loops with squares and rectangles. I say go for it.

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    I think swirlies would look awesome!!

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    I'd also go for circles or swirles. I think it would look beautiful.

    I love the top now - please show us again when you're done with the quilting!

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    I think what I'm going to do is outline each 9-patch block using a SID, using a decorative stitch, then on the inside of each block I'll do a different free motion design. Should be interesting, and break things up, and separate one design from another. Thanks for all the suggestions!

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    I often do swirly whirly curly machine quilting on very geometric tops. I think it softens them up some, and adds another dimension to the design.

    HOWEVER....this one doesn't need help at all. If you do SID it would remain a very strong design... and it looks great!!!

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