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    Suggestions for Quilting Design

    I am looking for suggestions on how to quilt this. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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    This is a large quilt, queen size, about 84 x 96. The blocks are 4 1/2 inches. I plan on quilting this on my DSM, a Viking Topaz 20. I quilt using the embroidery feature. This means hooping each design. I am struggling to decide how to place the quilting designs. The largest size I can hoop/quilt is 8 inches. Originally I was planning to quilt a cute design in the white center blocks. (There are 71 of the 4 1/2 inch squares!) Maybe SID for the rails, but couldn't decide what to do in the 9 patches.
    I do have a walking foot so I can just straight line the 9 patches and rails.
    OR I could center an 8 inch design in the white blocks, but it leaves gaps between designs, as the combined squares would be 13 1/2 inches. The quilting designs I have been considering are on this link. I have the designs in 4,5 and 8 inch sizes. https://www.queenofstitching.com/pal.../quilt-designs 25th Anniversary; Flower Bower maybe in combo with Morning Glory; or Tulip Wreath. I do have some quilting patterns that sort of mimic the E2E pantos as another quilting option. Then I guess I wouldn't center the designs, just link them up.
    The other picture is of the pillow shams. I can use whatever 8 inch design I use on the quilt, and place it in the 4 corners, and quilt a 4 inch design in the center. Thanks for your help!

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    No quilting suggestions, but it sure is stunning!

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    Lovely quilt! If you are going to hoop the white blocks, I would choose a coorindating look design for the 9 patches. For the stars I might meander in the gray background and SITD the star. I would then put designs in the center square and star triangles.

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    Zounds! but that is lovely. Wish it were mine. (Sigh) I guess if I want one I may have to make one.

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    Beautiful quilt! I don't have any quilting ideas for you, but I know you will get many responses to your request.
    I want to thank you for the link to the lovely machine embroidery quilt block designs.

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    I always get challenged on how to quilt my quilts so I donít have any suggestions. Wanted to say nice job on the quilt. Would love to see it finished and how you quilted it.

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    I really liked Tartan's suggestion and would love to see the end look.

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    No suggestions, but I am making a medallion quilt using your pillow sham block as the center. I love the scrappiness of your quilt!

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    When in doubt check pinterest.

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    Beautiful quilt..please post again when finished! I would be at a loss as to quilting other than the design in the white and stitch in the ditch!

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    I have a quilting plan. I will use the 'Curling Around' pattern from the link in my first post. I will do this in 8 inch size for the shams in the 4 corners and 5 inch in the center of the star. I will SITD for the rails, and maybe FMQ a wavy line in the grey squares and added strips for the shams. For the quilt I will use the 5 inch pattern in all 71 of the white squares, and SITD on the outside of the grey fabric of the fence rails, and continue that thru the 9 patches. I will probably also do the 'Curling Around" pattern in the setting triangles, maybe at an angle, and in the 4 inch size if necessary. Now the question is what thread color to use. I think I will use the Sulky invisible thread for the front of the shams. I will probably use white for the quilting in the white squares, grey thread in the setting triangles, and maybe the Sulky invisible for the SITD (unless it gives me too much trouble). This will require 97 hoopings, plus all the SITD. May take me quite some time, during which the kitchen table is out of commission! Wish me luck. I will share results when I am done.

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    Love your quilt!

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    Really like both of your projects.

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    Just want to say your top is beautiful, and I wanted to thank you for the link to the quilt designs. I thought they were a little overpriced until I finally realized that what is showing is the price on a CD, but the drop down menu has a lower price for instant download. I think the site owner is probably missing customers by not making that more obvious. Also, I didn't see any statement that says whether these are bean stitches or single run, or what. If they are triple stitched bean stitches it will take an incredible amount of thread and time to do your large quilt, and they tend to make a quilt rather stiff, imo. If you haven't used a design before, start by making a test run or potholder. I learned that the hard way!

    In any case, the designs are pretty, and I'm sure whatever you choose will be nice. I can't really offer any suggestion for the 9-patch blocks other than to keep them simple so that the nice patchwork will shine. The white spaces will really show off whatever quilting you do there, as will the setting triangles. I'll look forward to seeing your finished quilt.
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    Beautiful quilt and shams. Whatever you choose for quilting, it's going to be superb!

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    All I know is it is beautiful and the shams also. Good luck on the quilting.
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    Beautiful quilt! Thanks for the link to another great source of designs I didn't know about. Thank you too for the inspiration for quilting ITH. I'm just beginning to learn this process and it is fun!

    What machine and hoop type do you use for the quilting please? Are you using the magnetic hoop? Love to see pics when you are finished. It's going to be gorgeous!

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    Rhonda, I use a Husqvarna Viking Topaz 20. I use the normal hoops from Viking. The magnetic hoop is unfortunately not supported by my machine.

    Rose, I have several of the patterns from the link. They are single run, and have worked very well. I bought a bunch when they had a sale (by download!). The only problem with their products is that they add a period in the file name, and I have to remove it for my Viking to be able to see the file.

    I have finished the shams, and I am part way through the SITD quilting. Slow, and very difficult process as the quilt is very large, and heavy. Haven't started the white squares yet.

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    Finished! So happy to have this quilt finished! I had some difficulty with the SITD. Should I have used a walking foot rather than a SITD foot? I did the SITD first, then hooped the white squares. Maybe it would have been easier to SITD once the white blocks were quilted? Anyone with experience on the order in which to quilt, please share! Love the quilt pattern in the white squares. The pattern mimics the swirls in the colored fabric very nicely. Wish I had a larger quilting pattern for the setting triangles.
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    The shams are envelopes. Wish I had added a flange to better frame the stars.
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