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    I have made a baby blanket for my sister. It is a pinwheel pattern and turned out cute. This is only my second quilt so I need some help with ideas for how to quilt it. I have a machine that will do a few of the decorative stitches. My mom said I should do in the ditch around each of the finished blocks. The last one I did I tied but I think that would take away from this quilt. Any ideas.
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    I've used the decorative stitches quite often in my quilts, have really liked how they turn out. Depending on the quilt, variegated thread can work really well too!

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    I would stitch around each one of the little colored triangles, but thats just me and I dont really know how to do anything fancy so far lol. :)

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    Echo quilting in each of the pinwheel blades would be lovely.
    How nice that you added the prairie points!! Especially for only being your 2nd. quilt.

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    That quilt is so pretty!!! I love all the pastels. I was considering making one of these this year (I have the need to make several baby quilts this year) and I was planning to do traditional stitching in each triangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momto4
    I would stitch around each one of the little colored triangles, but thats just me and I dont really know how to do anything fancy so far lol. :)
    I thought about doing around the cream colored ones so I wouldn't have to match the fabric. Why would you do the colored ones and would you use a matching thread for each one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaw
    Echo quilting in each of the pinwheel blades would be lovely.
    How nice that you added the prairie points!! Especially for only being your 2nd. quilt.
    Thank you for the nice words. I loved the prarie points. I think it makes the quilt look finished - plus they were a part of the pattern :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    That quilt is so pretty!!! I love all the pastels. I was considering making one of these this year (I have the need to make several baby quilts this year) and I was planning to do traditional stitching in each triangle.
    I found the pattern online. It was a Moda web page. It was a very simple quilt that went together really fast. The hardest part was the prairie points and that was because they were teadious and I am a perfectionist ;)

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    Very nice quilt. I like the colors and the pattern you chose. I would quilt just inside the white triangles. That should make the pinwheel colors stand out more. I really like prairie points also.
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    Beautiful quilt!! I'd use a fancy stitch and "stitch in the ditch" -- that way your "oops" will look planned :D

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    Love the design and colors.
    That is perfect for stitch in the ditch. Since you are a new quilter that would be the easiest to do. You can stitch all the way across the quilt with diaginal lines.
    Borders are a great place to learn free motion since the border is always to the left so no bundling the quilt inside the throat area. I have a simple heart design continuous line stencil that I got at Joanns, it is good for beginning free motion.

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    sew cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    Love the design and colors.
    That is perfect for stitch in the ditch. Since you are a new quilter that would be the easiest to do. You can stitch all the way across the quilt with diaginal lines.
    Borders are a great place to learn free motion since the border is always to the left so no bundling the quilt inside the throat area. I have a simple heart design continuous line stencil that I got at Joanns, it is good for beginning free motion.
    Great idea. Thanks!

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    Love this pattern - great job - I did one for a girl and quilted butterflies in the light colored triangles. For a boy, maybe dogs?

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    I love your baby quilt. Be sure to show us it after you have done the quilting.

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    Nice little quilt you have done, something simple here would be nice, but whatever you choose will be just lovely for this one.

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    That is a beautiful quilt. I would stitch in the ditch. Mom never leads you wrong.

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    Beautiful quilt. I think stitch in the ditch would be very nice and add the decorative stitch in the white borders.

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    Check out the pictures on this site for my Beatrix Potter baby quilt...I used pinwheels as alternating blocks, and my LAQ used a stippling pattern in the white sections of the pinwheels, leaving the colored triangles open. The stippling followed the lines of the triangle (there are pics of the back of the quilt posted there too), so you can see how that would look. If you use the Hobbs 80-20 batting, you can quilt up to 8-10 inches apart. I would use a different pattern on the borders..

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR QUILT - such pretty colors.....and a wonderful job you did piecing this too!! Please post pics when you have quilting and binding done. I would love to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorebird
    Check out the pictures on this site for my Beatrix Potter baby quilt...I used pinwheels as alternating blocks, and my LAQ used a stippling pattern in the white sections of the pinwheels, leaving the colored triangles open. The stippling followed the lines of the triangle (there are pics of the back of the quilt posted there too), so you can see how that would look. If you use the Hobbs 80-20 batting, you can quilt up to 8-10 inches apart. I would use a different pattern on the borders..

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR QUILT - such pretty colors.....and a wonderful job you did piecing this too!! Please post pics when you have quilting and binding done. I would love to see it.
    I looked at your quilt and it is beautiful! I love the quilting that was done on yours. I would love to learn how to do that some day. I love the material you have. Especially the ones that are the same as mine ;) Too funny. Thanks for your advice. I too was thinking different pattern for the borders - it will add variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    That is a beautiful quilt. I would stitch in the ditch. Mom never leads you wrong.
    I did decided to follow Mom's advice, you are right moms don't lead us wrong. She will be pleased that I actually listened - it didn't always happen :oops: Thanks for the advice.

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