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Thread: Need advice on quilt design for John Deere Quilt

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    Lightbulb Need advice on quilt design for John Deere Quilt

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Size:  1,016.2 KBThis is a very colorful quilt using lots of different fabrics. I was trying to show what the land looks like from an airplane, while incorporating John Deere fabric and color. I don't want to take away from the prints, but rather draw attention to how the landscape changes from one acre to another in the air.

    Should I stitch in the ditch?
    Should I do free motion designs?
    All one design? I was thinking of the wave design but it just looks so busy over this very busy fabric.

    Should I stitch 1/8 inch from the seam around all of the blocks or just some of them?
    I have a yellow thread that exactly match the border and the back, I was thinking of using that.
    I will add a pix of the entire quilt if that will help.

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Since you are going for landscape, I might quilt undulating lines across the quilt. You could use a walking foot since the curves would be gentle. Cute top!

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Size:  1.19 MBThank you! I am so happy to find this forum.
    Last edited by AFRBecky; 03-11-2018 at 09:35 AM. Reason: Added pix

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    I would use gentle wavy lines horizontally, thinking "amber waves of grain".
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    Thank you!

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    Very nice.
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    Love your idea. Being from the Midwest, I have always loved the changing landscape from a plane too, with the fields planted in different crops, the furrows and roads, and houses few and far between. I think a serpentine stitch would serve you well if you have it as a stitch on your machine (shallow elongated "S" shapes). It kind of replicates the tilling in the fields. Here is a block I made for a quilt signifying where we live, using a similar idea.
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    I really like John Deere quilts, and your idea to mix the fields in with the tractor image fabric is wonderful!

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    I would quilt horizontal or vertical lines across some of the blocks, others I would tie in regular rows to represent the plants growing in the fields.

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