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Old 08-03-2013, 09:44 AM
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Well this is a stunner of a quilt, and I want the quilting to match. It truly ended up more than I had envisioned. I sent a quick PM off to Fantastic Feline...then got thinking I probably should open the question up to others too.....hopefully something will ring right here.

This quilt is a Christmas Present for my best friend. Her bedroom is done in oriental prints. I opted for the black/white as the background here to ease the brain from the multitude of other colors. ok, so here are the details:
The circles are 10in in diameter, they are appliqued down using a blanket stitch in gold metallic
all the fabrics have a gold metallic in them.
the finished squares are 12ins, and the sashings are all 2ins (finished)

I intend to put a wide mitered border that will be the following finished sizes 2in black, 2in white, and 4in black.

I want to use a gold metallic thread to quilt it. I really do not want to quilt over the oriental fabric, so basically just want to quilt on the black and white only.

So what would you do? (Oh and I have my own LA, so I will be doing this on that baby....not wrestling with it on a domestic)

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Old 08-03-2013, 09:48 AM
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Very intriguing quilt! I love how the black looks like it is weaved into the white. I am not an expert on quilting so will leave the opinions up to those who are, but had to comment.....it is a stunner!
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:59 AM
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just quilt echo's of circles or half circles. those always look good. Love your quilt!!! It's gorgeous.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:28 AM
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Wow, that quilt definitely talks, what a great pattern and beautiful piecing!

I know you're not liking the idea of quilting on the prints, but I'm seeing quarter circles (similar to a baptist fan pattern) in the printed circles, stippling (maybe small cherry blossoms) in the white square areas to make the black squares and prints pop, and leave the sashing strips alone.

No matter what you decide, this is a stunning quilt and your friend will be ecstatic!
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:35 AM
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I know you don't want to quilt onto the circles, but the first thing I thought of before I even finished reading your post is a chrysanthemum as that is a traditional motif in Asian art. Or how about Koi fish swimming along the solid borders? Love the way you've "woven" the black and white together.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:34 AM
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Check out "Sailorwoman"s quilt for inspiration...love the way the quilting enhanced the printed fabrics http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t227060.html
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:40 AM
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Beautiful quilt! I am not an experience enough quilter to give advice but I did like the look in omaluvs2quilt reference.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:45 AM
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It is a beautiful top with an oriental feel to it. I would look at some Shashiko (sp)patterns to see if you could quilt them into the black and white sections. It really depends on your FMQ skills.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:58 AM
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Beautiful quilt!! You have to be so proud!!! I will never be able to do something that wonderful!! I have no suggestions for quilting, as all I know is SID or straight lines.

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Old 08-03-2013, 12:04 PM
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That is absolutely gorgeous, but I'm sorry I don't have any quilting recommendations.
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