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Thread: Need some ideas

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    Super Member BizzieLizzie's Avatar
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    Need some ideas

    I have had this quilt sandwiched and all ready to be hand quilted since October 2013. I started to hand quilt it twice but ended up ripping the stitches out. I tried diagonal and in the ditch but didn't like what I saw.

    Have you ladies and gentleman out there any ideas? I am hand quilting and intend to use metallic embroidery floss. It has wool batting and i am conscious that the constant ripping out of threads is not a good thing. Would appreciate any ideas. Thank you.
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    very pretty, love the borders!!!!
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    I'm sorry I don't have any ideas. The quilt is beautiful.

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    What about a small leaf-like design in each square going from corner to corner and pointing in the direction of the Bargello waves. Kind go like this but a double curve instead of straight lines

    \ / / / \ \ \ /

    It's hard to draw using a keyboard but maybe you get the idea.

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    Well, I've seen those quilted with stitches going from corner up to corner and down again the other side. like the burgundy fabric, follow that. then the blue and so on. Makes a nice movement of the pattern and simple to do. Look up Images of this pattern to see some. I've yet to make this pattern myself but it's on my list.

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    Beautiful, great colors. I like the borders.
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    Metallic emb floss...how durable is that?

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    How about quilting feathers that will follow the Bargello pattern up & down? Maybe SITD in the pieced & orange borders. Then more feathers in the black border. Whatever you do, it sure is pretty!

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    don't have any ideas, but it is gorgeous.

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    How about opposing feathers? Large ones that get smaller towards the top of the lightest color? and then opposite direction, but the same feather?
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