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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    Both quilts are wonderful. I especially like the little quilt on the second one. For the first I think I would echo quilt around each design about 3 times and then stitch-in-the-ditch on the seam lines. If it still needs some quilting, I would do a small stipple outside the echo stitching.

    I would just stitch-in-the-ditch on the second one.

    You do great work for such a new quilter.
    I agree with this suggestion, but also check out magazine websites like McCall's Quilting or Fons and Porter for quilting examples done on various types of quilts. Many magazines also show how a quilt was quilted and I find that helpful. For books I love the Fons and Porter quilting book or Quilts,Quilts,Quilts. Your quilts are lovely.

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    I too had that issue (and still do somewhat), and heard about Quilting Makes the Quilt by Lee Cleland and It's Not a Quilt Until It is Quilted by Shirley Thompson.

    Leah Day was a fantastic suggestion from someone, and I whole heartedly agree with that!

    Also, read comments by some of our members (expecially Charisma), why they quilt as they do. Often the LAer will explain "I wanted to make that pop, so I did this". I have learned alot!

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    Those are cute! If they were mine, on the first one with the applique, I'd echo once around the appliques and do a small design in the background to make the appliques pop! Check out Leah Day's website for a multitude of filler designs.

    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365project.htm

    On the one with the houses, I'd quilt each area for what it is, grass, sky w/clouds, bricks or such on houses, leaves or branches on the trees, curtains in the windows, smoke from the chimneys, etc.

    Have fun!
    I agree 100%. I think echo quilting would be adorable on the applique quilt (it'd make the appliques really *pop*, I think). And on the 2nd quilt (which is too cute for words... wow! I love it!), I think "realistic" quilting would really accentuate the individual items. I can't wait to see these quilted! They're both darling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Howdy and welcome, from Texas!
    Your work is beautiful! Sorry I can't be of any help with the quilting question; I tend to just quilt to keep it together, rather than do anything fancy.
    Hello, Neesie!
    Thank you very much for your answer!
    A big hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    Those are cute! If they were mine, on the first one with the applique, I'd echo once around the appliques and do a small design in the background to make the appliques pop! Check out Leah Day's website for a multitude of filler designs.
    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365project.htm
    On the one with the houses, I'd quilt each area for what it is, grass, sky w/clouds, bricks or such on houses, leaves or branches on the trees, curtains in the windows, smoke from the chimneys, etc.
    Have fun!
    Hello, Katier825!
    Many thanks for your reply!
    I know the site read Day and even am a follower of each of their entries.
    But when I saw his designs he thought... What can be used.
    You gave me the answer: to "fill"!
    Thank you also for its proposals for both top, will surely be that'll do!
    I hope soon to be able to show thanks!
    A strong hug!

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    I like small stipples around the designs to make them pop. Your quilts are very nicely done!
    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    browse books of quilts, magazines, on line galleries and pay attention to the quilting on all the different quilts you browse- with time you will see how different quilts are quilted & start getting your own ideas on how yours should be- often appliqued quilts are (echo) quilted around the appliques then some background quilting is done- stippling, or cross-hatch- a meandering all over-
    you can enhance/embellish the actual appliques- like stitching shingles on a roof, lines of doors/windows- (like embroidering to enhance a design) there are so many options and it really is a personal choice- look through galleries that feature the type of quilts you are making & see how they are quilted- you will be inspired & figure out what you like & don't like
    Hello, ckcowl!
    Many thanks for your reply!
    It is what I do most of the time: look... look... and I dream of wonderful quilting that I see on the web!
    But by addressing me at a top mine is... me nublo and I can't think!
    I will follow your advice and try to see more and also put me to do something! : Thumbup:
    A strong hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    If I'm quilting something myself, which is rare, I'm like Neesie - I quilt to keep the layers together.
    Hello, gollytwo!
    Many thanks for your reply!
    Because I assure you that if in my country there were a person who conducts quilting on outside tops... of insurance would be my first choice!
    But there is, only if there are teachers who live to 1200 km in my city and which I almost do not have access, only 1 or 2 times a year. And they give classes, no one has a Long Arm or does other quilteras quilting.
    So as I can not access that option, I must learn to see what I do with mine! And its alternative was my first thought... but I want to see if I can try something else!
    A strong hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nabobw View Post
    I really think you quilt something however you want too. I don't think a book is going to tell you how to quilt a quilt. If there was such a thing then every quilt would look the same.
    Hello, nabobw!
    Many thanks for your reply!
    I imagined that it was so. No quilting is equal to another despite being equal tops!
    But what I needed was a guide to the experts (because they don't have teachers) to give me a path to follow. With this guide I can split and calculation in some years this will only be a good memory.
    But at this time I need much help!
    A strong hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kateyb View Post
    I, too, quilt my own quilts. I tend to keep it simple. On the applique I would do echo quilting around the designs and do a simple vine type quilting with leaves, stars, or hearts in the border.
    For the pp one, perhaps, stitch in the ditch around each design or an all over meander. I do like the idea of doing designs to enhance the items, such as roof designs, pine needles etc.
    Hello, kateyb!
    Many thanks for your reply!
    I see that his advice together with those already received. That is what I needed!
    A guide! I very much appreciate you the gift of your time and knowledge!
    Until I try to do some embellishment!
    A strong hug!

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