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Thread: Kitsie's Black & White - final quilting decision...

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    Kitsie's Black & White - final quilting decision...

    actually I've kinda decided already but please let me know if you agree. Many of you suggested doing a larger version of the flower in the fabric. That was out for me because I don't FMQ and with the thin, black line design of the fabric, I felt it would just add another line and not stand out at all, even if hand-done.

    With the leafy vine, doing it by machine also doesn't show well to me. I REALLY like the half where I tried hand-quilting just for fun! The quilt would be SID quilted for the rest of it with just these vines and I think for simplicity only the vertical vines would be done. (a crossed vine doesn't look good when drawn that way.) I'm not the best hand-quilter, but I'm satisfied with it. Sent a picture off to DC for her opinion, too.
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    Thank you all for your help! I really respect your opinions!
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    I think it's a great motif for that area. Your hand quilting looks great and in fact I prefer it to the machine quilting. Reason being is that the print has such thin lines that the machine quilting looks like part of the design - but the hand quilting stands out.
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    ​Your design is very pretty and the hand quilted one does show up better to me.

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    Your hand quilting is beautiful. Were you going to use white thread for it? I thought maybe you just used black as a demonstration.

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    Thanks All! I will use the black thread as I do want it to show! All of the quilt is sewn with black.
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    Great job,very pretty.

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    I agree with everything you said except about the hand quilting--your hand quilting is great!
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    Your hand quilting is fabulous and really accents that quilt. Good choice! What a different statement the hand quilted line makes from the machine quilted line. Due to lack of time, I rarely hand quilt, but it is time well invested!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I think it's a great motif for that area. Your hand quilting looks great and in fact I prefer it to the machine quilting. Reason being is that the print has such thin lines that the machine quilting looks like part of the design - but the hand quilting stands out.
    Ditto!!!!!
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    Ditto from Iowa too

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    This is lovely work. I think you will be very happy with your end result.

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    Looks great to me!
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    Don't sell yourself short, your hand quilting is beautiful. If you don't have any time issues I would hand quilt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I think it's a great motif for that area. Your hand quilting looks great and in fact I prefer it to the machine quilting. Reason being is that the print has such thin lines that the machine quilting looks like part of the design - but the hand quilting stands out.
    I agree. The hand quilting really adds to the floral design instead of blending in.

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