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Thread: I need some ideas for hand quilting my latest project

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    Super Member julybaby8's Avatar
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    I've just finished my batik quilt and I'm wondering how to hand quilt it. With the different blocks I'm not sure how to quilt it.
    I had trouble getting the all of the quilt in the picture.
    Thanks for looking.

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    That is a stunning quilt!! I am one of the more "old-fashioned" types, as I would probably go about 1/8" away from each seam and do a straight stitch around them all...I can hear the loud "ughs" already... :-) I just love the way that outline quilting makes a quilt look...and the intricate designs of yours should definitely be showcased! And, those lovely batiks need to be seen, too... I can't call it stitch in ditch, or 1/4" quilting, as I think sid is too close, and 1/4" is too far, hence 1/8"...lol...ah well, that is why we all are unique, eh?..
    Good luck, and I know there will be others along who will have lots of great quilting ideas for you!!
    Kif
    PS Now on the borders, I think a design that picks up designs in your quilt would be lovely...

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    That is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen in those amazing shades of browns. Great job

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    It really is beautiful! Would love to see when it is completed, I am still in the hand quilting practice phase.

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    Boy thats beautiful! Wish I could help on the design, I like what Kiffie had to say!

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    Beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    That is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen in those amazing shades of browns. Great job
    Echo this!!!!

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    Awesome quilt. Don't have a answer for the quilting. Sorry.

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    It is gorgeous. Sorry I don't have any suggestions for hand quilting.!

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    Very impressive!! I'd keep the quilting very simple.

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    Wow, it looks great! I'd keep it really simple and quilt around the patches.

    Hand quilting through batik is really difficult. If I were you, I would take some scraps from the quilt and layer them with batting and see how you do hand quilting them.

    Please let us see it finished!

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    Gorgeous quilt

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    Ah, rats! The edit button is erasing the original post!
    I totally agree with Kiffie. Let the fabrics, colors and the pattern speak loudly for themselves!

    Congrats, it's a wonderful quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt!! I also would 1/8" shadow quilt/outline quilt. I'd use a gray thread. Guterman has a lite gray waxed cotton that is nice. YLI has a gray, but I think it is a bit darker. The borders??? I'd have to take the quilt top to my local quilt store & "play" w/ the templates/stencils...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413
    That is a stunning quilt!! I am one of the more "old-fashioned" types, as I would probably go about 1/8" away from each seam and do a straight stitch around them all...I can hear the loud "ughs" already... :-) I just love the way that outline quilting makes a quilt look...and the intricate designs of yours should definitely be showcased! And, those lovely batiks need to be seen, too... I can't call it stitch in ditch, or 1/4" quilting, as I think sid is too close, and 1/4" is too far, hence 1/8"...lol...ah well, that is why we all are unique, eh?..
    Good luck, and I know there will be others along who will have lots of great quilting ideas for you!!

    Kif
    PS Now on the borders, I think a design that picks up designs in your quilt would be lovely...
    I guess I must be old fashioned, too. I like the "outline quilting". It seems to carry the piecing pattern over onto the back very well.

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    Zero help from here on how to quilt, but had to remark on this beauty! Wow!! You did a fantastic job.

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    Just remember - hand quilting Batiks can be a real BEAR! I'm doing one now.

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    It is absolutely breath taking. I LOVE it. As for quilting it, I would do the 1/4" seam echoing. Although I do both longarm and dsm quilting, I think anything else might detract from your gorgeous pattern in the quilt JMHO.

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    Beautiful!

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    I don't have enough of an imagination to answer, but I will say it all depends on which you want to take center stage; the piecing or the quilting. Good luck! Would love to see what you've decided once it's complete!

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    Have to agree with the others what a really magnificent quilt, love the colour combination, just gorgeous. I too would agree with Kiffie's idea of outlining each block, would love to see it when it's finished.

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    I would outline quilt the areas you want to stand out in it. I agree with others though about keeping it simple.

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    No advise on how to quilt it but i just wanted to say it is absolutely gorgeous :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Don't hand quilt, so I can't help you there. But I can state, what an amazing quilt you made!

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