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    how would you quilt this?

    I was wondering if this quilt would look ok with just a stippling all other, even on the girls, I could do a outline of the girls and then outline everything in the picture and them stippling all over the rest of the quilt but thought it would be faster to just do the stippling all over... I'm running out of time here, I have 4 more quilts to do before Christmas.. all are for kids and two are just twin size the other two and full size so they should go pretty fast.. if I don't run into to many problem.. Thanks for your help
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    Beautiful quilt. Personally, I would outline only the girls and stipple the rest (including the background of the center panel). Just my thought...
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    To keep it simple, I would SITD all the red/pink borders. You really don't need to quilt those borders since they are so narrow (you could do ribbon candy in the pink border if you think it needs it, but I really think it'll be fine on its own). Then, I would outline Elsa & Anna, the trees, their dresses/cape. After that, you could definitely do an all over stipple or crosshatch (either would look nice) in the remaining areas. It will take enough time just to do that & really, the only thing the little girl will focus on when she gets it is that she got a quilt with her favorite Disney characters.

    If you're doing more than one of these quilts, to differentiate, you could always just quilt straight lines every 1/2" in the piano key border & **Astrix** in the pink border (call them snowflakes), but that's totally not necessary. It's a cute quilt as is & the most important thing is to get 'er done! Good luck with all that quilting!

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    first, you need to look at your batting packaging. It will tell you how far apart the maximum is that you can quilt. You don't want this cute quilt to get all bunched up in the first wash. Hopefully, you haven't chosen something that needs to be quilted 3" apart. I would outline the girls and their dresses, adding a few lines of quilting in the dresses as needed to meet the batting requirements, then stipple everything else all the way to the edge.
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    When I see a large meander over a quilt it doesn't distract me. It would be great to custom quilt but if time is of the essence then a large meander will be fine.

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    Beautiful. You are going to make some little girl very happy.
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    You made a very lovely quilt. I would outline the characters and ditch as much as you can on the panel. I would hate to see stippling going thru there faces. I myself would the cross hatch the two large borders. You don't have to space them close, maybe 3" or 4" and it wouldn't take that much time.
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    i would do all over swirls to simulate the wind
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    This is not the same panel but you may get an idea about how to quilt your panel.

    http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...ilt-panel.html
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    Thanks ranger for posting Leah Day's tutorial on fmq. I love seeing her work on that panel. I know I will never be that good but such fun watching her do this. So, off to a quilt I need to quilt. Quiltlady, thanks for this post; love your quilt and show us when finished. Thanks again.

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    Thanks everyone for you advice on this, and thank you ranger this really gave me ideas for the next panel quilt I have to do, it is the same panel as this one..thank you thank you..

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    I agree with STID the pink and red borders, outline the girls and other things in the panel and then stipple the rest of quilt. This will also give a great look to the backside.

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    I made a quilt last year with this same panel and I stippled all over it turned out fine.
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