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Help... how would you quilt this??

Old 10-17-2015, 05:51 PM
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Default Help... how would you quilt this??

I have the quilt all pinned together and now have to decide how to quilt it.. It is a king size quilt 120 x 112 [big] and I am going to try and quilt it on my Brother Dream Creator QV2400 with a 11 inch throat, this will be my first quilt that I will be doing on this machine and this big.. I have quilted other king size quilts but never this big and did them as quilt as you go.

How would you quilt the horses part of the quilt, I'm not real good at free motion quilting but I do try. I do mostly stippling and loops or something like that..I didn't know how it would look to just go over the horse part and the rest of the quilt all in loops or stippling.. What do you think,

I'll be letting the quilt rest in my spare bedroom as my hand is kind of sore from putting all the pins in, I bet it will be really sore tomorrow. So I will give it a few days to rest my hand and see what advice you ladies may come up with how to quilt it. Thanks for your help Carol
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:01 PM
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I would quilt the center by following the design in the picture. Outline the horses, outline the grass and sky and use green thread to add detail to the tree boughs. Outline stitch both of the frames and stitch some of the flowers and background in the outer frame. Once the center was quilted I would meander in the cream areas if that is what you are good at. The log cabin and other blocks could be SITD.

Don't think about how you will get the whole quilt through your machine. Concentrate on the foot square you have under the needle and puddle all the rest of the quilt on the table so there is no drag.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:10 PM
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You could quilt some horseshoes or something else like that in some of the open areas. I think it is really beautiful and anything you quilt will just enhance it.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:12 PM
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Oh Tartan, that sounds so good...but I don't know if I can do all that, HUMMM but what the hack I'll give it a try, maybe not as much as you said but some I think I could do..I have a book that shows different stitches for free motion quilting, so I'll look at that and see what I can come up with..

When you do SITD do you use a walking foot? never did that before but always a first time.. Thanks, I am getting excited about starting on the quilting..
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:25 PM
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I use a SITD foot. Handy little tool! When I tried with a walking foot, I couldn't see where I was going. When I have a panel quilt, I SITD around the panel first, then quilt around the features in the panel with machine embroidery thread. Those green boughs on the trees could be almost thread painted. A loopy meander would do for the rest for me. I dislike doing SITD and haven't mastered much besides flowers and this quilt wants no flowers. I would SITD on both sides of the brown border and do a loopy linear pattern in the green border. I like leaves on a continuous vine.

Very pretty and well designed quilt.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:23 PM
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maybe you can free motion quilt the center and hand tie the outer part of the quilt top
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:15 AM
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I would outline the horse and the features.
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:21 AM
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I agree with the others about outlining the horses/grass/trees.

For the rest of it, I certainly agree that SITD could look nice. Personally, I usually try to add in some design that ties in with either the fabric or the piecing. An all-over horse shoe filler might look nice. Or you could SITD the colored pieces & do a horseshoe filler in the cream parts. It would add some curves to your quilt, helping to balance the design.
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Old 10-19-2015, 03:54 AM
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I almost never use my walking foot to quilt... Just the free motion foot, even when stitching in the ditch. It eliminates the need to turn the quilt so often. I do use my walking foot for attaching the binding.
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I will watch this thread with you. Beautiful quilt!!
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