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    Quilting suggestions??

    Hi everyone!
    Now that I have some me time I知 ready to get back to quilting. This is the first thing I would like to get finished and I知 stumped and would really appreciate some quilting suggestions. Keep in mind, I知 certainly not that advanced with my longarm, though I have mastered edge to edge pantos and freehand meandering. This is a 120 x 120 king size quilt that will have Hobbs wool batting and it痴 all batiks including the back.
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    WOW That is beautiful. I can't help you, but I'm really interested in hearing what others have to say.

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    Very pretty...sorry, no suggestions.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Gorgeous quilt! Someone else will have to pop in with quilting suggestions though.

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    Your quilt is beautiful....pattern and colors! I don't have any suggestions as I'm learing to FM quilt myself and haven't mastered anything. MHO and only MHO is that when I see a quilt that is very busy in the piecing I prefer the quilting to be more subtle-let the quilt be the show-off....like I said -- MHO! Which do YOU prefer-lots of quilting or not? My own preference is that if the piecing is minimal then I'd like the quilting to stand out a bit more...but if the piecing is prominent then I'd like the quilting to be more subtle to show off the piecing. Good luck with your choice...wish I could have been more helpful!

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    Beautiful quilt and love your fabrics. I don't have any suggestions on quilting as I always send my quilts out to a LA quilter but I sure will be checking in to see what everyone suggests.

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    I would pick a nice panto

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    Lisa, welcome back and glad you have some You time! I suggest heading over to MQR (Machine quilters resource). its all machine quilters. Not all long armers and there is a thread on there for help. The subscription is $20 a year and is totally voluntary. The owner used to be a long armer and now keeps the site up for us. Lots of help over there. Sometimes someone will draw a suggestion on your quilt...and sometimes they have quilted one like it and will post how they quilted it.

    www.mqresource.com

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    I would suggest some dot to dot quilting in the body of the quilt and some feathers in the border. Or a nice panto in the body and then the feathers. If you are not confident doing feathers freehand you could get or make a stencil and mark them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew Freak View Post
    Your quilt is beautiful....pattern and colors! I don't have any suggestions as I'm learing to FM quilt myself and haven't mastered anything. MHO and only MHO is that when I see a quilt that is very busy in the piecing I prefer the quilting to be more subtle-let the quilt be the show-off....like I said -- MHO! Which do YOU prefer-lots of quilting or not? My own preference is that if the piecing is minimal then I'd like the quilting to stand out a bit more...but if the piecing is prominent then I'd like the quilting to be more subtle to show off the piecing. Good luck with your choice...wish I could have been more helpful!
    This is a perfect way to look at the quilting IMHO, too.

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    I know this might sound a bit goofy, but what color thread are you planning for the main body? I like my stitches to stand out, so with the light and dark it is sometimes difficult to choose. For the quilting, I would pick something that has lots of curves, and goes up as far as the border. That wonderful wide border should have something to enhance it.
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    Sew Freak,
    I too think the same way, intricate piecing should shine though and not the quilting, and a simple quilt is the perfect place to showcase a favorite quilt design. I’m still not sure what I will do, either freehand organic non symmetrical wavy lines or a large meander, but leaning more towards the lines.
    Thank you all for your kind words and feedback.
    Lisa

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    Personally, I think anything but a meandering stitch or a panto would take away from the intricate, beautiful piecing and design of the quilt. Along that line, I have seen and used myself a very large overall floral for backing and quilted it from the back, following the florals. It can be most effective while not distracting from intricate piecing and adding a new dimension to very staid and boring piecing.

    Because the back's already on this one, I'd suggest my first comment.

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    Check out Baptist Fan. I think it will enhance the flow of the blocks.
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    Stunning! Like so many others I am so impressed with you quilt but have no ideas on how to quilt it! I would like to see the fabric and block design not "interrupted" by the quilting.
    Congratulations!!
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    Beautiful, beautiful quilt. No help with the quilting part; whatever you decide will be beautiful.

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    This is what I would do if it were mine. I would pick a thread that crosses all fabrics in the quilt with as equal an amount on Contrast a possible. For the pattern I would use fairly large swirls or circles. Deb’s circles comes to mind.
    This is a beautiful quilt with a lot going on. Keeping thread and pattern fairly simple will enable the quilt its self to be the star of the show.

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