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    I just love your quilt! Did you make up the pattern yourself? I agree that it will be fine in the end, although you have a lot of the white surroundiing the middle. Maybe you could do something else with it. It will be fine in the end.

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    I agree, I think once the markings are gone you might just see it in a different light. Pretty quilt though.
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    I agree about the markings making the quilt look quilted to death. Very pretty quilt - love the dragonflies.

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    I think once the marking pen goes away, it will be much better . Also another lesson is that different types of quilting are busier than others. I think a curlicue like you used is very busy, where a gentle wave might have worked better. But the quilt is very lovely, and I think once it's finished, you'll be pleased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlottsQuilts View Post
    I just love your quilt! Did you make up the pattern yourself? I agree that it will be fine in the end, although you have a lot of the white surroundiing the middle. Maybe you could do something else with it. It will be fine in the end.
    No, I actually bought it on ebay. I haven't seen another like it.

    I think I'm ready to try to tackle some feathers, and might try that on the white that's surrounding to try to soften it up.

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    love your quilt. great job
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    beautiful I would not take out the quilting. as you said lesson learned.
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    It is beautiful and a lot of work.
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    I love it....with the markings gone, so is the distraction...lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
    Sprayed the quilt a little and some of the markings disappeared. Here's what it looks like a little damp. The markings have changed to a "dye" effect (I kind of like it, too bad it goes when it's washed lol)
    That's not even remotely close to "quilted to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    That's not even remotely close to "quilted to death."
    Quilted to near-death experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    I think once the marking pen goes away, it will be much better . Also another lesson is that different types of quilting are busier than others. I think a curlicue like you used is very busy, where a gentle wave might have worked better. But the quilt is very lovely, and I think once it's finished, you'll be pleased.
    I'm still new to quilting, and I haven't figured out how to plan a quilting pattern. I have trouble with this on every quilt I've touched. I totally understand why people stick with S-I-D and I admire quilters who enhance the top instead of smothering it!

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    Beautiful quilt.......but I have to agree with you. Maybe after the marking is gone it won't be bad at all....like I said...beautiful quilt...and applique!
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    I think it is beautiful. It is probably the markings that make you displeased. I'm sure it will be just wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    Beautiful applique. I think you needed invisible thread.
    Would you share which invisible thread you are using for quilting? Thank you.

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    It does look a lot better with the markings gone. It's not award-winning, but it's less... less... choaking? Smothering? Whatever it is, I can't put my finger on it. I do love the curlies and I do love the stained glass but together they are like pizza and hot fudge

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    It's too easy to get carried away when longarm quilting. Quilting should enhance the design; the overall quilting of most LAQ seldom does.

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    It's lovely, enjoy your beautiful creation.

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    LOL, I'm going to take that as a compliment?! It's not LA, just my regular machine

    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    It's too easy to get carried away when longarm quilting. Quilting should enhance the design; the overall quilting of most LAQ seldom does.

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    I think the quilting is great. I think the problem will resolve itself when the pen marks are gone. IMO, that's what is making it look really dense.

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    Your quilt is very pretty and think it looks good. We sometimes are our own worst enemies.

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    I had a similar experience with a flannel quilt, probably almost 1/2 very over quilted, what was I thinking. So I spent the time and with my hand dandy seam ripper, I picked it all out. I was glad I did, much happier with the 2nd time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Wouldn't "Quilted to Death" make a great title for a mystery novel? It is still beautiful and I agree with not getting the quilting out. I've tried that before and even with washing and ironing I could still see some old needle marks. I use the clear vinyl and a dry erase marker to preview my quilting designs now. What I think will look great quilted on a top sometimes does not suit it after I preview it. It has saved me some quilting mistakes.
    I would read "Quilted to Death".

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    I agree wash it and I think you will be happy with it..I think it is just beautiful...what pattern did you use?
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    Dont judge it until the marks are gone. Right now it still looks a bit raw. I bet you'll love it when it's clean and pristine.

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