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Thread: Help, any ideas on how to quilt this?

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    Help, any ideas on how to quilt this?

    I am working on my latest scrappy quilt and am trying to decide the best way to quilt it. Don't know if I should just do an overall design or what. I have spent alot of time PPing this, there are 80 blocks so far, a total of 2000 pieces, so I really don't want to mess it up. Ideas anyone?
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    that's beautiful! the first thing I thought of was was quilting in spirals.... but that's just my opinion. I'm sure whatever you decide it will still be beautiful!

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    I like the suggestion of spirals or anything simple as an all-over design. JMHO I don't think FMG would look good, It's too busy and would take away from the pineapple design.
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    I see stitch-in-the-ditch.....but, I'm a glutton for punishment!
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    That is one gorgeous quilt. I love scrappy! I think circles or Baptist fan would look great, but without the right equipment they would be hard to do.

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    I also like the spiral idea but I think anything with curves looks great on anything with squares.

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    A stitch-in-the-ditch would really make each piece stand out, as if in relief, but that's a load of work. Still, it would be pretty. . . And the other's are right, anything with curves on anything so angular would be nice, so take your pick of curvy patterns, but not too tight, or too noticeable. You really want those pineapples to take center stage!

    Beautiful quilt! Nicely done!
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    I would quilt with continuous curves over each pineapple block (gives you curves yet will let the pineapple shine) and then SID around each diamond shape that is formed where the pineapple blocks join up. Be sure to show us your quilt afterwards...it's beautiful

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    I would stitch in the ditch around each colored piece of fabric. I would then add a spiral or swirl to each center colored square. I would leave the corner colored triangles along to make them pop. Then within each white area between the blocks I would add feathers.

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    maybe a stitch in the ditch spiral? but I would let the pattern and fabric speak more than the quilting. what is the backing fabric going to be though that might be where you get the inspiration from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cedarvalleyquilts View Post
    I would quilt with continuous curves over each pineapple block (gives you curves yet will let the pineapple shine) and then SID around each diamond shape that is formed where the pineapple blocks join up. Be sure to show us your quilt afterwards...it's beautiful

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    This is what I'd do as well - I really like this quilt - VERY pretty, very "clean" - GREAT JOB!

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    I was thinking curves also, maybe some feathers although I would have to practice more on them first. Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone is always so helpful. Will certainly post pics when it is finally finished.
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    the quilt is lovely and I don't think you would hurt it with any pattern you choose... I think the spirals sound good, I think the stitch in the ditch sounds good but it would be so busy that I would probably modify it to be on 'certain chosen' lines, not necessarily the same ones in every square, something that wanders across the quilt here and there... just close enough to hold the batting in place... it is a busy pattern and i don't think i would put a ton of busy stitching on it, but either the spiral or 'limited stitch in the ditch' would be great... if you are putting borders on (i would, it will calm it a bit, letting the busy be busy and the plainer border be calm), there would be a place for a bit of curvy, smooth lines if you like... but i have done a lot of 'following the block design right off into the border' before... it works great, too.

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    Beautiful quilt, I am no help with the quilting decision.

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    how about quilting it like you would a double wedding ring, whats it called apple peels, or blossoms ...
    or just meander in the white, most of the time, you have to look at your quilt as, will it be washed a million times, or just something nice to look at, maybe used, but not over used..
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