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

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

    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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    Did you see the quilt that Charismah's did, I think it was called Peach cobbler? Anyway it was the one that has the center curl with feather/petals around it and I think it would look great in the big blocks. if you look at the round trivet tutorial, it uses the same quilt design. I love studying Charismah's work to see what designs I can make a stab at. I would say duplicate but no way am I ever going to be that good.

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    Just beautiful. Sorry I am a new quilter and I have no advice, but wanted to say I love this quilt.

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    See the flower that's printed on fabric in your snowball blocks? Could you enlarge that design and center it in each block? You could make it a continuous design and move from block to block with a vine connecting each flower like the vine in the smaller print. LOVE your quilt - you've made what could otherwise be a stark black and white into a warm and inviting quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt! Love the choices of prints. The quilting is all a personal choice, but I will give you my two cents worth! I would do a basic SITD around the big "stars", a very simple design inside the stars (I think that the print of the big stars won't show nicely with a busy design), and a busier design in the "snowballs" if you want. This is all just my honest opinion - most quilters like much more quilting than I do - I want the fabric and block designs to show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Did you see the quilt that Charismah's did, I think it was called Peach cobbler? Anyway it was the one that has the center curl with feather/petals around it and I think it would look great in the big blocks. if you look at the round trivet tutorial, it uses the same quilt design. I love studying Charismah's work to see what designs I can make a stab at. I would say duplicate but no way am I ever going to be that good.
    Thanks, tartan, but did you see the part where I say I don't FMQ or LA? Thanks anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    Beautiful quilt! Love the choices of prints. The quilting is all a personal choice, but I will give you my two cents worth! I would do a basic SITD around the big "stars", a very simple design inside the stars (I think that the print of the big stars won't show nicely with a busy design), and a busier design in the "snowballs" if you want. This is all just my honest opinion - most quilters like much more quilting than I do - I want the fabric and block designs to show.
    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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    Beautiful quilt!!!

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    I love black and white. You did a beautiful job

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    That is a beautiful quilt. I like the leafy design you came up with.

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    Love the black & white!!
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    Nice job! Black and white is so stunning.

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    The quilt is beautiful. I think the leafy design would blend in nicely
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    love the quilt and the piecing, please do not over-quilt taking away from all your work. The quilt becomes still and only for looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    ... LOVE your quilt - you've made what could otherwise be a stark black and white into a warm and inviting quilt.
    my sentiments, as well
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    Your quilt is lovely! I have done some fmq on my home machine. Sometimes it was fun and I was pleased. Sometimes it was hard and I was tired and frustrated. But when I complete it I feel quite satisfied. And I have a lot to learn yet. I don't practice. I just go for it. Good luck!

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    Very pretty quilt, and I think your vine design would look fine.

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    very pretty quilt!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nunnyJo View Post
    love the quilt and the piecing, please do not over-quilt taking away from all your work. The quilt becomes still and only for looks.
    My feelings with all of my quilts, nunny! OK - leaves on the outside of the curve or inside? Will have to play with that!
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    Alright! We all seem to like the leafy vine design (Oh, goody!) Now here a 2 options - leaves on the outside curve or the inside curve?
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    Outside makes design wider because I don't think I want another "cross" vine in the block. Think I like it best!

    And leaves - 1 up, 1 down or both in same direction changing per row?
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    your quilt is beautiful, don't have any advise...what ever you decide will be beautiful....
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    The choice of leaf placement will be dependent on what batting you used - whether the quilting needs to be close (2-4") or farther apart. I do like the leafy design, it's simple and very pretty - it will also compliment the quilt without "taking over".

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    Rose, I'm using Dream Orient and will be doing SID along the seams between the blocks and maybe more so I should be OK. Thanks for your interest!!
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    Absolutely gorgeous. Have no help on the quilting because I can't FMQ at all. Someone here will be able to help you. These ladies are smart that are on this board. Great job.

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    That is a gorgeous quilt! You are very accomplished! I like your leafy design, but I'd add more leaves, just because it's such a large space. I think 4 would be a minimum. Or you could make the leaves bigger and add veins to their centers. Veins don't have to all be identical and waviness is often a plus, so they'd be fairly easy on a dsm. Good luck to you! Lucky giftee!

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