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    Am a newbie, but was an artist for years, and appreciate beautiful colors, this is gorgeous!!!

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    I might try a deep royal purple or even black. It may also depend on the backing.

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    WOW, that is one fabulously gorgeous quilt. The colours are stunning !!! She is going to be one lucky gal to be gifted this fantastic quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Sure would like to see the whole quilt .... looks lovely from the blocks.

    What about a variegated thread?
    The colors are tremendous! I agree with the variegated thread!
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    As a rule, if you don't want stitching to show, use a shade darker than the fabric. For some reason, lighter thread tends to jump off the surface of the fabric, while darker shades hide in the shadows...

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    I'm looking at my Superior Threads color cards and there are several variegated options. You can go to their website to check them out. One is the "Rainbow" line and the color in that line is #831 Mediterranean or #835 Montego Bay. In the "King Tut" line, look at #927 De Nile or #930 Thebes. All of these have the blue and green colors in your quilt. I use variegated threads in most of my quilts and it always ties it all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicca View Post
    This is Drop Dead Gorgeous! I think using the peacock blue would work, but then again I keep seeing the gold outline and think that would look fabulous also. But, no matter what you decide....this is going to be fabulous.
    I have to agree!
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    I like to use a color that blends with the back and the front. I might use a different top thread for the peacock. I would use the machine and stitch through the tail feathers and around the body...so it looks like a bird on the back too. If you attempt to go with the lines of the tail feathers it will look fine even it it isn't exact. Just go slow.

    This is really pretty...the colors are stunning

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    I don't know about the thread color but, it sure is gorgeous.
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    Love the quilt! Beautiful colors and border. Love the setting - wow!
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    Your quilt is gorgeous!

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    kbishburg....: What an OUTSTANDING quilt this one is..!!! You co-ordinated the prints, colors, etc, beautifully!!! Was some the fabric from Israel??? So this is for the "costly" daughter.Haha She has to love it!!!

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    OMGosh! That is one gorgeous quilt. No matter what you do.
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    Gorgeous quilt!! I like the idea of a variegated thread


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    I'm new at free-motion quilting and haven't gotten past the clear monofiliment thread on the top because I don't trust my stitches yet. I'm getting better, but I like the thread to blend in so I may never get past this stage. I use YLI brand.

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    That is one absolutely glorious quilt!
    I just have two questions:
    1 - isn't it a daughter's job to be costly?
    2 - if I let you adopt me, will you make one of those for me too?
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    Beautiful, beautiful!!!

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    Love it.Stunning quilt
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    I think a gold metallic thread would be beautiful. How about laying out a puddle of the thread and auditioning it?
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    Oh my that is just awesome, love the colors too.
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    If she doesn't like it, I would be happy to give it a loving home. LOL! Beautiful colors and design!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MdmSew'n'Sew View Post
    That is one absolutely glorious quilt!
    I just have two questions:
    1 - isn't it a daughter's job to be costly?
    2 - if I let you adopt me, will you make one of those for me too?
    LOL!!
    1. Well, yes I guess that's true
    2. Yes, but then you'll have to take care of me when I'mold and cranky!
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    Your quilt is really beautiful, quilt with a dark color so as not to take away from the pretty colors in the fabric.

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    Yes, absolutely stunning quilt! Very inspiring!

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    Looks great! you did a great job!

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