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Thread: Help ....what to do...how should I quilt this ???

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    I just finished this quilt top and can not figure out what to do about the quilting. I only have a tabletop quilting machine but the feed dogs do drop so I have used it a few times. This is for my stepdaughters first baby so I think I want to hand quilt it but I don't know what would look best or pattern to use. Obvioulsy I am needing help...any suggestions?
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    Hmmm that one is tough one. I love how his name is in the border! Maybe just loops or meander on that one. Nice quilt.

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    I think I would go to Joann's and get one of the stencils for a large circle design to go in the middle of the solid area. They are easy to use if you get a water soluable pen to draw the design onto your fabric, then free motion quilt the design. Then I would sew up the center of the dark blue blocks. Once you get going it will all fall into place. It is a very pretty quilt!

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    How did you get his name like that, that is really nice :-)

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    Nice quilt. You have lots of space to show off your quilting....hand or machine. Maybe Large K and J's. subtle but a neat effect.

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    im no help, but love the quilt

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    Thanks, I cut the 6" border 8" and had a girl with an embrodery machine to put the name on it. Then I cut it to 6 inches and added it to the quilt.

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    nice idea, thanks

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    Gorgeous quilt! Love the name like that. Can't help you with the quilting, but I'm sure you'll find the right design.

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    I just finished one for my DGD, and did baby bottles, blocks, books, and pacifiers/rattles on it.

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    Since the quilt is all squares I would quilt with something round in design, it sort of equals everything out

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    Beautiful quilt! I would do diagonal lines accross the x's at least.

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    how about pacifiers and bottles and stuff like that in the border. and sheep for the rest

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    How about doing teddy bears in the open spaces.

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    I would do diagonal stitching in the dark blue squares and some type of motif in the large squares. That is a beautiful quilt. Great job.

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    Thank you all for your suggestions!

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    I always either do giant chevrons that meet in the middle, or do a grid for kid's quilts. I want to make sure they have lots of quilting so they will hold up to all the washing. I read somewhere that sometimes it is just the heavy quilting holding antique quilts together. I want mine to be like that.

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    cool quilt top,

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    could you quilt some baby designs on it

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