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    Christmas larks

    I finally made a Christmas quilt after years of wanting to make one. The pictures are pretty poor, and the top does look better "in person." This is another first for me, this being the very first quilt I've ever made without "unsewing" a stitch! Not that it's perfect! Now I have to figure out how to quilt it. I'd like to have it done by Christmas, so that means machine quilting. I haven't practiced for awhile and feel pretty intimidated. I've had such fun putting the top together, but I hope I don't get discouraged with the quilting part of it. The last picture is a Christmas dress I made for a darling granddaughter. (It is if I can get the pictures to load!) What color thread would you use?
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    Just gorgeous. Congratulations on making a quilt that didn't require ripping (laughter). It is lovely and will decorate your home cheerfully. The dress is simply precious and lovely. What a talent you have there. Thank you for sharing these treasures.
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    both projects are stunners!

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    Good job! Love your choice of fabric on both.
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    beautiful quilt and some little girl is very lucky to get such a wonderful handmade Christmas dress.

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    Pretty projects!

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    What an absolutely wonderful job you did on both. I recognized your quilt fabrics.....and when I viewed it, I was called to my stash, where both of your block fabrics reside. I too couldn't resist them. Too many projects for this year, but perhaps next year they will come to the top of the stack. Your little granddaughter is going to be the talk of your holiday in this gorgeous dress. Stellar job and kudos to you!

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    Oh my! I am so impressed with the mitered borders! They look perfect! The whole quilt is beautiful. And the dress is divine! My GD would love it so.

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    wonderful work on both of them!
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    It is a beautiful quilt, You could just meander the quilting. It does not need anything fancy, Love the dress can't wait to have grandchildren to sew for.

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    If you're asking about thread color for the quilt, I think I'd use a golden colored thread to fade into the detail it already has. It's beautiful! Good job on both items!
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    Very nice.I'm still working on my X-Mas quilt started a couple of yrs ago....Too may other projects.Now you have inspired me.....
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    Your work is so beautiful, I'm not sure what color thread, maybe a gold or varigated red. YourGD will love this dress it it so pretty.
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    Gorgeous quilt and that dress is so very cute, lucky grand daughter for sure......Great job and however you decide to quilt it will be wonderful
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    Your quilt is gorgeous! Very elegant looking! And the dress is just darling!!!!! Great job, they both are wonderful!
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    it's gorgeous, great job

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    Beautiful job on both...... gold thread ???

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    Beautiful quilt and lovely dress. I would use gold or silver for the quilting but this is very much dependant on what you prefer.
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    Lovely quilt and the dress is adorable!
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    quilt and dress are wonderful

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    Both are pretty. Quilting thread could be cream/tan/gold hue to match the stripe in the border and a very simple edge to edge quilting design or large stippling.

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    Love both...!!

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    Beautiful quilt. Lovely dress. I'd suggest green or gold thread....

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    Great job on both of your projects. Pictures never look as good as the real deal, but you can tell it is beautiful. I love your dress too.

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    the little dress is just darling - and the quilt beautiful Love them both!
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