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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    Wink Need help with quiting this quilt please...

    Good morning, I made this French Braid quilt back in March for my friends husband and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to quilt it. I am so at a loss i have taken classes online with Craftsy and bought different books they were no help with THIS quilt. I really do not want to do the meander or SID I would like a fun creative pattern but I have not seen any French braid quilts with creative designs. The ones I have seen just outline the rectangles and feather the boarder which is not bad but I want something more... Thank you for your help and all your ideas

    BTW the quilt is a queen size
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    Beautiful quilt, I love the Eagles!! Sorry I can't offer any idea's for the quilting, but would love to see it again when your finished!!

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    I can't say it any better. The quilt is beautiful and creative. Please post a picture when it's completed.

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    i would outline the eagles - perhaps quilt additional eagles- or quilt trees, other wildlife into the quilt...you could do tall stands of pines along your braids...or fish & a river...(feed off the motif's you have & keep with the theme)...it is beautiful- i look forward to seeing what you come up with
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    i would outline the eagles - perhaps quilt additional eagles- or quilt trees, other wildlife into the quilt...you could do tall stands of pines along your braids...or fish & a river...(feed off the motif's you have & keep with the theme)...it is beautiful- i look forward to seeing what you come up with
    i love this idea. my first thought was to quilt feathers on the eagle wings and panto birds over the rest of the quilt
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    I like ckcowl's suggestion of pine trees quilted into the braids perhaps in the dark sections of the braids. You could do wind currents in between? It is gorgeous top!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    i would outline the eagles - perhaps quilt additional eagles- or quilt trees, other wildlife into the quilt...you could do tall stands of pines along your braids...or fish & a river...(feed off the motif's you have & keep with the theme)...it is beautiful- i look forward to seeing what you come up with
    Great idea!

    I did 2 french braid quilts. On one, I did a wavy line up the braid with curls off the line. The on in my avatar was a celestial theme, so I quilted a meandering line with suns, moons, stars.

    The picture attached is NOT mine, but I saved it for inspiration on a future quilt. Maybe you can use some of the design elements.
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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing, katier825 is a beautiful idea
    Have a Blessed day
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    It is a gorgeous gorgeous quilt. Sorry no help for the quilting
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    This quilt is breath-takingly beautiful.

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