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    Hello,
    I have this King size Quilt, hand applique and I’d already quilted until the 2° bicolour border. I need to know if I have to quilt the cross hatched first and then the appliqued fan and bow, or quilt everything at the same time?

    Thank you for your help!
    Patricia

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    Hi, What a beautiful quilt. I would stitch in the ditch around the borders and the beautiful corners motifs. I would cross hatch all the white areas.

    A change of quilting style when there is a large amount of background creates a lot of interest and is very eye appealing.

    Hope that helps. You can always pm me if you want more info on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussymussy
    Hi, What a beautiful quilt. I would stitch in the ditch around the borders and the beautiful corners motifs. I would cross hatch all the white areas.

    A change of quilting style when there is a large amount of background creates a lot of interest and is very eye appealing.

    Hope that helps. You can always pm me if you want more info on this.

    I agree with Tussymussy.....FMQ or Feathers would also look very nice with your lovely pattern. It's a beautiful quilt!

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    Beautiful Quilt !! :-)
    I agree with the first 2 post :-)

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    I agree with Tussymussy.....FMQ or Feathers would also look very nice with your lovely pattern. It's a beautiful quilt![/quote]

    Thank you,
    what is FMQ?
    I got this quilt just sewed and I made the hand appliqué and I’m still doing the hand quilting part. I really like it!
    Patricia

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    FMQ means free motion quilting. you need a quilting free motion foot and need to drop your feeders. then you can move the quilt when you stitch it and make lovely designs with the machine quilting

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    forgot to mention what a lovely quilt well done

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    Ditto with the first 2 posts.

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    I don't have any advice for the quilting as I'm not very good at it yet but that is one gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on you stunning work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick
    I don't have any advice for the quilting as I'm not very good at it yet but that is one gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on you stunning work!
    Ditto
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    that is absolutely beautiful, where did you get that pattern?

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    Patricia,
    you really did a wonderful job with that quilt, I like it a lot!
    When I have very wide borders around an already quilted center I quilt the border clockwise. I start in the middle of one border and go left - because I am right handed and I use a hoop for quilting. That way my right hand lies on the quilted area and I don't rub off the markings with my hand. When you reach the corner motiv you also quilt it and then go on with the next white area.
    Does that make sense for you? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    Patricia,
    you really did a wonderful job with that quilt, I like it a lot!
    When I have very wide borders around an already quilted center I quilt the border clockwise. I start in the middle of one border and go left - because I am right handed and I use a hoop for quilting. That way my right hand lies on the quilted area and I don't rub off the markings with my hand. When you reach the corner motiv you also quilt it and then go on with the next white area.
    Does that make sense for you? :)
    YES! Very clear! I normally work with a lap hoop also, but in this case is the quilt is too big and I put it on a 'home made frame", (an old table), But I can always work clockwise !

    Thank you!

    Patricia

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    that is absolutely beautiful, where did you get that pattern?
    I got the quilt in a "Quilting Day Exchange". My 1° quilt teacher had the big white top with the 2 half-squares borders machine sewed; she gave me the pattern and fabrics for all the appliques and I did it following her own dessign.
    She told me it's a Traditionnal Sharon's Rose pattern.

    Thank you!

    Patricia

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    Quote Originally Posted by litacats
    FMQ means free motion quilting. you need a quilting free motion foot and need to drop your feeders. then you can move the quilt when you stitch it and make lovely designs with the machine quilting
    ok, thank you. I know the system, (I didn't know the short form FMQ) but I'm not good on that... fortunately I like hand quilting ;)

    Patricia

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    If you have this on a frame, I would say it doesn't really matter which you do first.
    If you aren't, then you may want to do some SID around the borders and then your cross hatching to stabilize the quilt sandwich :D:D:D

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    Beautiful!

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