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    Advice needed for fmq

    I am making this quilt for the costly daughter and have decided to FMQ the design squares and SITD for the patched squares. The question is what color thread to use? I don't want it to stand out (I probably should hand quilt the peacocks at least). I am tempted to say navy blue but maybe the peacock blue would blend better. I am putting up a picture of the quilt and of a pillow sham showing the border. Thanks!
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    Sure would like to see the whole quilt .... looks lovely from the blocks.

    What about a variegated thread?
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    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.
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    If you don't want the quilting to overshadow the beautiful colors and prints - try a medium dark grey and use a finer thread (60wt).
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    Beautiful! A variegated turquoise would look nice with that fabric.

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    i agree with 'doghousemom' i would use a medium gray in a 60wt- or even a 100wt silk---grays tend to blend in and disappear- would not stand out anywhere or contrast with anywhere.
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    Great quilt. I would also go for the med. grey. Try quilting a scrap of those dark colors with a dark thread and just see if you can see the thread on the fabric. You will be able to see the grey as yu sew and when finished it will not overpower the beauty of the quilt.
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    Just wanted to say how much I love your quilt. The colors are gorgeous!!!
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    Pics of entire quilt for fmq

    Not such great pics but here you go
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    Wow! That is one georgous quilt.

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    wow that is just beautiful.

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    That IS a beautiful 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?
    I agree with this; it would blend nicely
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    That is a gorgeous quilt. Did you design it? I agree the gray would not take away from the design already in place. Fmq around the peacocks will add a nice texture.
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    that is absolutely beautiful.....where did u get the wonderful fabrics? are they cotton?

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    Kish, that is so beautiful. I had stumbled across this fabric once and had a completely different idea, but now I have another. I have long been fascinated by peacocks and that is one magnificent combination of colors. Just beautiful.

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    I agree totally. My longarmer did the middle of my cranes quilt (similar color to yours I think, you can see it in my photo album if you'd like) in a charcoal, and it turned out beautifully! She had a pattern of flowers that matched the ones on the fabric and made them about 4" each. I would have never thought to use that color and wasn't sure what to do with the main panel, I am so glad I had her do that part!

    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    If you don't want the quilting to overshadow the beautiful colors and prints - try a medium dark grey and use a finer thread (60wt).

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    That is a dynamite quilt. Hope she appreciates it.

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    This quilt is breathtaking. It looks like Jinny Beyer's moonglow only instead of the alternating star blocks you used this gorgeous peacock fabric collection. Stunning. I agree, let the fabric and piecing be the star of this quilt and keep the quilting in the background with a blender thread like charcoal gray.

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    That quilt is beyond gorgeous! So Beautiful. No wonder you are wanting to quilt it right.

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    Thanks all for kind thoughts and words of wisdom. I just made up the pattern and am not even sure what quilt category it would fall into. I am quilt-pattern challenged and have problems visualizing the design so I usually just make it up as I go along unless I can find a Jenny Doan U-Tube
    Fabric is Timeless treasures Plume series. It is cotton and is such beautiful fabric, it's a pleasure to work with. They also make Tonga Treats.
    As far as costly appreciating it. Maybe in another 10 years!!!!
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    Love it!!! I am going to copy your design.
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    That is beautiful!!!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors.

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