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Thread: Is this a weird way of FMQ'ing a batik background??

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    Is this a weird way of FMQ'ing a batik background??

    I made this appliqued wall hanging for our place in Florida, and stitched all around the fused applique pieces with invisible thread. So far, so good. Then I did what I thought made sense - I started doing a meadering FMQ stitch in the background around the Birds of Paradise. BUT the meandering stitch clashed big time with the water colour effect of the batik background, and so I ripped it all out.

    So what now? I decided to try doing a FMQ stitch around the water colour splotches in the background. Sounds weird, I know, but I ended up liking the effect.

    Sorry that the first photo is sideways )
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    I think it looks great! Whatever works, is my mantra in quilting. Your wall hanging is spectacular!

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    I think it looks great, too. Besides, it's your quilt. You can do anything you want.

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    I think it is wonderful! You found a great way to really accent the fabrics and quilt it. Isn't that what quilting is supposed to do!?! I think you are going to do this method again.

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    I think you nailed it. Love the quilt and the quilting.

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    Oh my...that is awesome...and the quilting looks just right
    Blessings from Janice

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    I think it looks perfect.

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    Great job. It is beautiful.

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    The quilting is wonderful! The colors are great. Love it. Sandy 64

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    It adds so much dimension. It's beautiful
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