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Quilting Suggestions for Diamond Ring??

Old 06-14-2013, 10:45 AM
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So I've finished the top for my parents' 60th Anniversary quilt, pin-basted it, and now I'm stuck. It's been nearly a year and I really want to get this done. I plan to outline all the rings, and probably the diamonds in all the arcs too. I just can't decide what to do in the ring centers. The quilt on the pattern leaflet was done with diagonal lines that formed an "X" in all the centers. I am not sure I want to do that since nearly half the centers contain signatures or messages. I am afraid it will obscure the writing. But it will definitely need some quilting in those large center sections. I have considered invisible nylon thread, but it's not my first choice.

Any ideas? Thanks for your input!

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Old 06-14-2013, 11:39 AM
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A small heart with cross hatching around it?
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:57 AM
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No suggestions on the quilting, but that is a spectacular quilt. I've never seen that pattern before.
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What a beautiful pattern, you have done a wonderful job!! I like the idea of a feathered heart!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:35 PM
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Very pretty! The only thing I can think of without messing up the writing, is underlining the text every other line? You could also meander with invisible thread, for some reason meandering to me looks like a non pattern and I don't really notice it.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:38 PM
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No quilting suggestion but wanted to say what a lovely quilt! Congratulations to your parents, too - that is quite an achievement!

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Old 06-14-2013, 12:43 PM
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I don't know, but that is one gorgeous quilt!
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:58 PM
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There are quilting stencils especially for the wedding ring. If you are concerned with quilting covering the lettering I would do a test sample to see. It definitely needs quilting in the centers.
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I googled the diamond wedding ring quilt & found some images that clearly show the quilting, maybe one of them might give you an idea? http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.ca/...rt-2-judy.html
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