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Thread: Help, I've never made a portrait quilt before and need help

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    Help, I've never made a portrait quilt before and need help

    with the quilting.... except for the face and hands could I just all over quilt or stipple? help, and thanks for imput
    click the link for the photo

    http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?pi...1qXL5pXkRtt8D0

    Hope this works
    Virginia

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    i am not sure of an answer, but i wanted to tell you that the picture is huge to the point where i had to look to find the subject. you might want to resize it so that others can see what you are referring to.

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    No idea how to quilt it. It is a fantastic quilt I just wish I knew how to even make one.

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    Virginia, I resized your pic for you in Paint so that it could be posted directly here
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    yes, virginia, i think an all over design would be good. my thought would be to do loop de loops with musical notes thrown in from time to time
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    I'm no expert but I would go around each of the elements like the keyboard and the outline of the shirt and his arm, the microphone etc and do a brick like patten on the wall behind and then maybe a stipple in the sky.
    You did a magnificent job of this quilt, you should be very proud
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    ​I would check the quilting distance requirements for the batt. Since it looks wallhanging size? You could probably go beyond the quilting distances without problems. I think I would outline stich around all the features in the quilt. In the writing in the blue, I would underline quilt it following the spiral.

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    Hi Virginia, I agree with woody. I think stippling just the sky area and outlining the rest would show them off better. By the what, your quilt is absolutely beautiful.

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    Gorgeous! Outline stitching around the main parts, instead of stippling the sky, wall and piano area I'd do those in the musical notes and I would underline quilt the writing, too. All great suggestions from others -- I can't think of anything I'd do differently than that....

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    I'm sorry I don't have a clue how to quilt it, but there's tons of ideas from others, but wanted to tell you that your quilt is gorgeous, please do post another picture when you're done. Once again, what a fantastic quilt.

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    Any suggestions on how to quilt this?

    First time to do a portrait quilt and would like suggestions for quilting. The body is applique the background (the wall) is Shiva painted....
    Help!
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    I don't know how to quilt it either, but it is an amazing awsome quilt. Wow! is all I can say.

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    QuiltNnan. a huge thank you! I kept trying to reduce it. Thought I had,lol. I use a Mac I couldn't find Paint. So did a size reduction in Preview. Obvioulsy I will have to tackle that again!

    And also thank you to every one who made comments about how to quilt it. I have such good suggestions. Thank you

    Back to finish. I have to have it done by Friday night!

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    Love all the names of God, very pretty quilt. Just beautiful. Sorry, I don't have any suggestions for quilting, looks beautiful just as it is!

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    It's done! and delivered! did the all over around the body, then thread painted just a tiny bit to quilt, the face was my most problematic....I did very little on the face.....so hoped it stay put!
    He and his wife loved it!
    Thank you all for your input, I am sure glad I found this site!
    I even learned how to resize (Finally) in paint. I'm on a MAC but use vmFusion. I found the tut that walked you thru it, although, not sure why, but I don't have all the components it noted, but my sil figured out a way for me to do it anyway! so future pic posts wont' be a problem (hopefully)! lol
    And the Names of God are the Chorus in the song this man composed (I made this quilt for him because of the inspiration of Faith that he has for our LORD. He composed this song after he accidentally chopped his 3 middle fingers on his left hand and he is a piano teacher!
    Anyway, thanks for looking and making the wonderful comments and suggestions.
    Virginia

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