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Thread: Black & White Beauty top done! Now.....?

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    I am a very old fashioned hand quilter...I would trace the flowers in the big blocks and outline stitch the other pieces.

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    You have a stunning quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    How to quilt it? I can do straight stitch designs on my domestic machine like melon seeds, SID, cross hatch and any simple curves. I'd like to have most of any pattern (like a simple flower) in the snowball blocks and the "flower blocks" are busy enough and I don't want to take away from the fabrics and design. Really don't like an all-over design, what I call the "gravel road" look

    Perhaps a viney look with a couple of leaves? (Oh, it is spring!! The first 2 pairs of swallows just arrived!
    If I were brave and could FMQ (have not the least desire to!), I'd do a larger flower in the SBs the same shape as the fabric print but this is a king size and I've done them before, but not when I have to turn it and turn it!.

    I cannot afford to have it LAd and the giftee's want me to do it. Nice compliment but....!

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    I love black and white quilts. I think the vine look would be beautiful on the big block and stitch in the ditch on the other

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    I would love to be the one to receive this beauty of a quilt. It will be lovely however you finish it.

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    Kitsie, I also like your leafy design, it simple and it allows the material to speak verses the quilting.
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    Wow!!! Love, love it!! Beautiful.
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    Do you hand quilt? Maybe you could stitch in the ditch around the pieced blocks with your machine and then do some special hand quilted motif in the larger snowball blocks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    That's my thought exactly, Rose. I like less quilting also. Makes for a softer look and feel. I'd love to do the flower just like you said - but I don't FMQ or LA. 'Spose I could hand quilt it! Here is sort of my viney thought. I could do this on my machine...

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    No clue on quilting but I love your quilt!!
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    It's a lovely top! I would be tempted to quilt it with red thread...

    Your piecing is so beautiful and perfect!
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    Beautiful quilt. I want to start a black and white quilt also, you did such a beautiful job. Please show us it once it is quilted.

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    Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry what was the name of this pattern?
    Again beautiful job wish I was this creative & this good of a quilt maker. You should be VERY PROUD

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    Kitsie,
    Your quilt is STRIKENLY BEAUTIFUL!

    After reading several of the reply posts, I like your vine and Why not hand stitch the vine and machine stitch what you can.

    Will wait for the big finnish
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    Gorgeous quilt! Love the colors. Can't wait to see how you decide to finish it.

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    Here is the link to the original post! So many of us have wanted to do it!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...n-t180622.html

    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    I just read all 5 pages hoping someone had asked the name of your pattern. Your quilt is absolutely wonderful and I'd love to try one similar but not in black and white. Would you mind sharing the name of the pattern if you didn't create it yourself? And if you did, it's lovely and I'd love to know what you call it.
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    [QUOTE=Kitsie;5148487]How to quilt it? I can do straight stitch designs on my domestic machine like melon seeds, SID, cross hatch and any simple curves. I'd like to have most of any pattern (like a simple flower) in the snowball blocks and the "flower blocks" are busy enough and I don't want to take away from the fabrics and design. Really don't like an all-over design, what I call the "gravel road" look

    Perhaps a viney look with a couple of leaves? (Oh, it is spring!! The first 2 pairs of swallows just arrived!
    If I were brave and could FMQ (have not the least desire to!), I'd do a larger flower in the SBs the same shape as the fabric print but this is a king size and I've done them before, but not when I have to turn it and turn it!.

    I cannot afford to have it LAd and the giftee's want me to do it. Nice compliment but....!

    Here we go again! So much interest in this beauty. This is a wonderful pattern that "hundreds" of us are doing! The information about it is in this original post by "ksmiley". If you can't find it, pm me!!

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    I'm not really great at FMQ nor do I LA, so I am in your club. I like less quilting as I like a soft quilt. I was wondering if you could add to the flowers in the snowball blocks by giving the petals and the centers some details like rays coming out of the center and ribbing into the petals. that is close to straight line, and would depict the flowers already there. Are you going to maintain the black and white, or have you entertained colored thread done like I mentioned in the flowers. Yellow centers, blue or pink or red petal accents. Just as idea.
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    Thanks BarbaraSue and all who have made suggestions for me! All your ideas are great, but the thread will be plain black as the kids want it that way (and I agree). I'm going to go with the vine idea modified a little and I can do it (hopefully) as a continuous line. My DD and I will layer it this weekend (I bribed her big time!) Then I'll probably "ponder" for a day or two before I start! Will keep all of you great friends posted! Thank you all!

    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraSue View Post
    I'm not really great at FMQ nor do I LA, so I am in your club. I like less quilting as I like a soft quilt. I was wondering if you could add to the flowers in the snowball blocks by giving the petals and the centers some details like rays coming out of the center and ribbing into the petals. that is close to straight line, and would depict the flowers already there. Are you going to maintain the black and white, or have you entertained colored thread done like I mentioned in the flowers. Yellow centers, blue or pink or red petal accents. Just as idea.
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    What a beautiful quilt and your viney idea is just right IMHO what are you using for the back? solid black or white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    That's my thought exactly, Rose. I like less quilting also. Makes for a softer look and feel. I'd love to do the flower just like you said - but I don't FMQ or LA. 'Spose I could hand quilt it! Here is sort of my viney thought. I could do this on my machine...
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    Black & Whit Beauty Top Done!

    I cannot afford to have it LAd and the giftee's want me to do it. Nice compliment but....!

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    you do very nice piecework. maybe you can exchange piecework for LA services with someone here on the board. try putting an ad in the 'swaps' section.

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    Backing - for those who asked this is the backing. Lucky to get 108" wide! It is a true black with while design which will also work with the viney quilting!

    Thanks for the ideas, Butterflywing, but wrongo!! I am being honest!! I have done 2 kings and 5 queens before. I do not doubt my abilities, just was searching for design ideas!

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    Can't help with the quilting but the quilt is goregous. Love it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I just want to add my admiration to the others. You did a fantastic job with the color choice and the piecing. I like the lighter touch on the quilting too and I think your vine idea really works with the fabric and will enhance the quilt design. Thanks for sharing and am looking forward to seeing it quilted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    Backing - for those who asked this is the backing. Lucky to get 108" wide! It is a true black with while design which will also work with the viney quilting!

    Thanks for the ideas, Butterflywing, but wrongo!! I am being honest!! I have done 2 kings and 5 queens before. I do not doubt my abilities, just was searching for design ideas!

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    then you are good to go!! have you thought about quilting from the back and following SOME of the stem lines or using the same design as the motif on the front? it's a beautiful pattern.
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