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    As a thought, what about yellow or gold thread. Would add a glittery affect to the whole quilt. The results will be beautiful what ever you decide, and don't forget to show us when you have it completed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings
    I took the advise of quilters on this board (of course!) and made a Rail Fence quilt for my dauhgter's birthday. Now I don't know how to quilt it because the front has 3 colors. Is an all-over meander oh with purple thread or should I skip the grren and white blocks and meander only the pirple or maybe just SID?? Please help...thank you!

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    How about the lighter color in the dark - is it blue? And use a thinner thread, like a regular piecing thread, rather than a heavier machine quilting thread, to quilt and the stitching won't be as dominant.

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    how about trying a gray thread? might blend in better with the white and green

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    if in doubt, i always use ecru and like the way it blends with everything. by the way, does anyone have a suggestion for donating old and very beautiful greeting cards? do they take them at nursing homes , schools, or hospitals? i can't bear to throw them all away and need to get rid of them.

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    Well...I did venture out to my local Hancocks and they did not have the lime green and purple thread! The manager there said some new stuff was coming in on the delivery truck thursday and she will call me if they get some in. OK..I can wait 2 days!

    Oh yeah...one of my friends working there gave me 8 pair of jeans for my grandangel! The trip was worth it...yay for recycling!

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    I would use whatever of the colors is her favorite and meander all over. Or check to see if there is a varigated thread with these colors.

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    I think it would be very pretty if you just do it all over. Your colors are great. Good contrast. Marvel

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    I love variegated thread.

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    I like the all over meander with the purple.

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    I always use variegated thread when there are a few colours then I don't have make a decision on one colour..lol

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    I might try the variegated, then you would see some of the stitching on the darker fabric.

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    maybe a bright or varigated yellow, to set off the stars, and contrast with the other colors?

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    Another idea is to do a FMQ design in each block - something like a set of circles or a flower design - might give it some dimension. I did this on the Think Outside the Block quilt I made and also an eight pointed star quilt I did for my dad - they came out pretty nice.

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    I am doing two rail fences right now. The center I have stippled and on the border of the first one I did butterflies using golden threads paper. Then I took the paper off and decorated the wings. Then I stippled around the butterflies.
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    Oh isn't that PRETTY!

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    I also vote for varigated thread.

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    i would try a varigrated or gold thread, i would stay away from clear

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    I like the meander all over with the purple....looks great

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    That looks just great. Actually, you can do what you want because the "quilt police' won't get you. That's what's nice about quilting.

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    I would try the green color thread if you have it. Green actually blends ok on dark colors.

    I do like the all over pattern.

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    I like the variegated idea... the solid purple looks a little harsh on the white to me.

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    I think I would use a light green that wouldn't show up too starkly on the white, would kinda disappear on the green and would be noticeable on the blue. IMHO

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    variegated that would be nice

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    I like the purple thread, the quilt "POPS".

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    Stitch in the ditch would be neat quilting lines.

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