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Thread: Celtic Knot on French Braid

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    Sorry for the delay, actually had to run out and buy backing material cause what I had was not enough....

    In answer to the questions about the celtic knots, those are embroidered on. I used my Brother Innov-is 4000D. The designs are from Babylocks "Designers Gallery - Interactives, Celtic Knots"

    The french braid part is my own design, once I figured out how to do french braids.

    The fabric, strangely enough took me about 15mins to pick out these colors. The Red/Orange/Yellow one I am doing for my brother took us 2hrs. Just depends on what you have.

    The knotwork specifically is stitched out using Floriani Rayon, varigated....Red/Brown/Black.

    I did several table runners using the french braid method, and different embroidered centers. I even used the new circle attachment (think it was babylock's) and stitched out one using that. This type of quilt lends itself to embroidered/embellished squares very well.

    Sadly, I have to have this finished by the next friday, in order to ship along with 2 pins, 3 purses, another quilt and 5 photos to frame....nevermind wrapping everything. So I dont really have time to add more stenciled/fancy designs or send out to a long armer. Think SID is best, let the fabric speak. The backing I bought today is a print, very similar to one of the red prints in there, with a solid black binding. Think it will be fine. Tis for my 21yr old son, who I hope like heck he understands the quality of what he is getting.

    Finally, Thank you all so very much. This is one of my favorite quilts so far. I have several others that I have done this year. I am still learning but enjoying it all very much. And very last....the key to french braids is accurate cutting...once you do that, the rest is very easy!

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    Very striking

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    Love it! Very pretty.
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    Stunning quilt.

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    That is the most gorgeous french braid I have ever seen.
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    Your quilt is absolutely stunning, I would do a lot of SID quilting, you wouldn't want to distract from the quilt top. You could sneak in some celtic designs in borders and such. Please post a pic when you're all done, would love to see it. Thanks for posting, and P.S. if your quilt ever needs a home, it would have a really good home at my house !!! lol Thanks for posting.

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    Beautiful quilt! I wouldn't even dare make a suggestion on how to quilt that beauty. I'm sure you will figure it out, and it will be even more wonderful!

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    how about some type of celtic design that has straight lines. Your quilt is quite stunning this is one very unique quilt. Love it
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    Boy do I wish I could get my hands on this one! I've been sitting here studying it. I think your idea of SID is correct for the colored area. Then you have all that black. You have black diamonds on either side of the main large ones. I would quilt that celtic knot in those, in black. The sashings, I see, with a simple rope winding all the way through. I think I would also do the rope all the way around in the borders. Then you have the diamond centers to the braids themselves. I think I would just do curved lines around the interior. (we longarmers call them pumpkin seeds or orange peel) Then you have around your colored celtic knots. I think a tight stipple would set them off nicely. I'd do a little looser stipple in the triangles on either end of the braids.
    Can't wait to see what you do with this beauty!

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    Just gorgeous no advice on the quilting - sorry!


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    Just lovely, great job and thank you for sharing,love the bright colors
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Beautiful quilt!!
    I agree quilting in the ditch gets my vote.

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    That is beautiful and I don't know enough about quilting to suggest to you except I agree with not to busy so it doesn't take away from the quilt it's self

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    wow wow what a wonderful quilt took my breath away for a while---st in ditch is a wise choice --let it speak for its self

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    Fantastic! I agree that the quilt can, very easily, stand alone. SID is what I would do.
    Enjoying life to the fullest is learning to quilt and riding my motorcycle.

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    Go with stitch in the ditch, it will highlight the quilt better then a lot of squiggling threads meandering nowhere!

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    This quilt is wonderful. Great job, love the colors.

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    Very pretty. Love the colors!

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    However you decide, it will be even more gorgeous.
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    tesspug has it!
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    Maybe do some intricate quilting with black thread in the borders, and then SITD everywhere else? I agree, let the braid and Celtic parts shine without adding distracting quilting.
    Mistakes are just opportunities to invent a new quilting technique!

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    You are right, the quilt has a beauty of its own, I made a similar braid quilt and I just "stitched in the ditch" always remember "Less Is More", as a suggestion maybe hand quilt around the Celtic Knot designs to make them "Pop".

    The quilt is magnificent, the colours are stunning, it almost looks like a leadlight window, congratulations.
    Aussie Carol

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    OHHHHHH! So pretty!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    That is beautiful!

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    wow... great colors

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