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Thread: Quilting-challenged need advice please

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    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
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    I like the idea of echoing around the hands but I would be too chicken to try hearts in the blue squares.

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    Oh, my dear Mad, that is beautiful!!

    Don't be afraid of echo stitching. Use your marking pencils and draw a 1/4 then sew on the lines. You can do it, I have confidence in you!

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    Great looking quilt Mad!

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    Echoe quilting around the hands would give it a little motion to the quilt and is really easy to do. just use your narrow foot that is a straight stitch and use the side of the foot as the guide matched to the hand, and so on. I never mark echoe quilting. It is such a cute quilt, by the way. Perfect for the little one. :thumbup:

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    i would echo the heart out to the edge of the block on each block

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    What an adorable quilt! If it was mine, I'd outline each hand, and quilt the word' hope' in cursive through the sashings, then a smalll heart in the connecting blocks.. carry the theme of hope through the whole quilt, it breaks up the area that you're quilting into manageble sizes, the quilt is user friendly because it isn't too heavily quilted. Good luck!

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    Radiating lines like sun rays starting in the middle of each block bottom going towards the top so they spread out like the fingers and NOT on hands themselves.. leave them to stand out alone. Its such a colorful quilt maybe rainbow thread. Goes with the hands, children theme.

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    I think a larger stipple (FMQ) would look great on it, I think a larger stipple makes the quilt softer and more cuddly. This is how I quilt all my quilts, I use dark nylon thread for real dark colors and clear nylon thread for all others, and regular or machine quilting thread in the bobbin. I love it and your quilt looks Great !!!

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    Well, there is an abundance of ideas. I knew it. YOU ARE THE GREATEST! Will evaluate and pick later. Might need a few practice runs.

    BTW, yes, my machine has lots of decorative stitches and I like the way it executes them.

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    Great quilt! It is gorgeous! I love it! I am also FMQ- challenged so was interested in reading all posts. Thank you all!

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