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Thread: Celtic Knot on French Braid

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    Celtic Knot on French Braid

    So this is my Celtic Knot French Braid quilt, it is one of my very favorite quilts. The only issue I am having right now is deciding on the quilting. I can either free motion (not on a long arm sadly), embroider, or stitch in the ditch. Now I am leaning towards stitching in the ditch, the pattern/embroidery and fabrics speak enough without extras. But would love advice from experienced quilters.
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    Beautiful!! and I can relate to the quilting part.
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    I can give you no advice about quilting but surely love your colors. How did you do the celtic knots? This is a great design.
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    Maybe if you SID and then embroider the Celtic knots in the black areas, top and bottom.

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    what a wonderful quilt! i agree with tesspug on the quilting
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    Your quilt top is stunning! I do agree that it does not need a lot of quilting in the braided/knot area but I would do some interesting quilting in the outer borders...maybe some celtic designs or McTavishing...what ever you do, it is a gorgeouse quilt!

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    Can't offer ideas on quilting,sorry, but you have done an outstanding job!! Your quilt is just stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Maybe if you SID and then embroider the Celtic knots in the black areas, top and bottom.
    I also agree. Gorgeous quilt and superb piecing skills! I love the fabric blend!
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    that is beautiful, great job

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    Wow! what a dramatic beautiful quilt. My tastes lately have been leaning towards the warm color palette of reds, oranges. Your red on black is just stunning. Combined with a celtic knot motif you do have a real winner there.
    I agree that the fabrics and colors you chose do speak quite enough with out extras. So I would make the quilting subdued on this as well. I completely agree with Tesspug that some SID and duplicate the embroidered knots in your black border would look stunning. I would be half tempted to create narrow bias strips and hand applique them. Just beautiful. Please post a picture of this when it is finished.

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    this is phenomenal. I always stitch 1/4 inch from each edge. love it.

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    ​Gorgeous quilt top! SITD would be fine if that is what you are confident doing. You could price out how much a long armer would charge to custom quilt it.

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    WOW! A stunning quilt!

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    I can't stop looking at this quilt. Everything about it is stunning. Trying to get my courage up to do this pattern. One of my main problems is what color to use and the placement of those colors. Love the celtic knot motif. This would be a great quilt for my sister. She does Celtic dance and loves anything Celtic. BrendaK
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    Stitch in the Ditch or echo quilting

    very pretty

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    Beautiful quilt! Look on Googlel, click images and type in Celtic quilting stencils to get some ideas. There are some simple ones that you can custom/modify to your quilt by tracing on paper and quilting over it on your quilt. Love to see what you decide to do and please post your finished quilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolynMT View Post
    So this is my Celtic Knot French Braid quilt, it is one of my very favorite quilts. The only issue I am having right now is deciding on the quilting. I can either free motion (not on a long arm sadly), embroider, or stitch in the ditch. Now I am leaning towards stitching in the ditch, the pattern/embroidery and fabrics speak enough without extras. But would love advice from experienced quilters.
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    Your decision to stitch in the ditch is a wise one. All you need is right there!
    Thank you for sharing this amazing work of yours, Carolyn.
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    Beautiful quilt no doubt! No matter how you decide to quilt it, it can only make it more beautiful. Can't wait to see if once it is completed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    Maybe if you SID and then embroider the Celtic knots in the black areas, top and bottom.
    Your quilt is stunning!!!!!!!

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    I would personally do stitch-in-the-ditch so as not to take away from the pattern itself. Can you tell me what pattern you used?
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    That is one pretty quilt. Celtic knots intimidate me, but I really like the finished product.

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    Wow! What a stunner of a quilt. Hope you find inspiration for the quilting.
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    I can't help with the quilting but that is one gorgeous quilt.

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    Lovely quilt, really like the colors and celtic knots. Great job!!!

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    Gorgeous quilt!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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