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Thread: Disappearing 9-Patch [now finished]

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    This is my 2nd finished quilt top. I am hoping to have it finished by tomorrow night.

    I am planning on using blue fabric for the backing and quilting with a light blue (stitch in the ditch). I am not too sure if it'll look good. Maybe I should just quilt with a neutral thread.....suggestions please!

    Thanks for looking : o )
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    That is a lovely quilt...I think the blue will look fine, although on the deep pink it may stand out, what about a random thread, or as you say a neutral, with a blue for the backing???????

    Hell what do I know???????? tee hee!!!

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    hmmmmm ... since the general idea for stitch in the ditch is that the quilting "disappears" into the seams, a neutral color thread is a "safer" choice. (i say this knowing that i always go with a coordinating, but contrasting thread color so i can more easily judge the success of my ditch stitching. the gafarbles are easier to see in case i decide to fix them. but i've always been my own worst enemy. :lol: )

    love it, by the way. you've pieced a beautiful top!!! :P :P :P

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    It's very pretty!

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    That is so calming. I love your color choices. Color? I betcha light blue will hardly show up--it'll blend in. I think it won't make a different which you use, especially with in the ditch. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Gorgeous quilt! Love those fabrics. I can't wait to see it quilted.

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    To stitch in the ditch, I always use invisible thread..cause I'm just not THAT good. With it, I can always keep those lines straight and it won't show on the front and will look straight on the back. Then for all my other quilting, I use a color.

    You did a great job with your fabric choices, the quilt looks lovely!

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    I have never done stitch in the ditch so I can't give any opion, I love the quilt and I think i could supply you with an address as to where to ship it.

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    Love it, very nice quilt. I have only done stitch in the ditch once, so have no suggestions for you.

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    Great quilt! The tiny flowers & color choices are so nice. Thanks for the idea.

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    Love it! So calming - like a field of gently-swaying flowers!
    I'm not sure about the thread choice for quilting ( I haven't got to that yet...) but I bet it'll be lovely!

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    I think it's really pretty!

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    Very nice!! I love your little florals so pretty!

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    Beautiful colors!

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    Really cute!!! I would use a nuetral color...just my two cents worth...

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    I love it very nice and the colors

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    Oh I just love those kind of fabrics.........You have all colors , so use what you like. You did a great job :D

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    I use invisible thread for stitch-in-the ditch. Don't use it in the bobbin though.

    Love the quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt. Great Job!

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    What a pretty quilt-and I love the pattern. Your florals really make it zing!

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    Thanks for all of the replies. I ended up using a neutral thread to stitch in the ditch with light blue in the bobbin to match the backing. I had some problems with puckering in a few areas but overall it looks alright to me.

    I still need to bind it and once I do I'll post the finished project : o )

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    I stitched in the ditch with a neutral thread and blue in the bobbin to match the back. I did have some problems with puckering in some areas, I think that I will do a better job basting the next project.

    This is the first non-practice quilt I have made that will actually be used by a human and I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.
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    Great job!!!

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    Very very nice. Love the colors choices. I think you did a good job for it being your first quilted project!!

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    You did great!!! Very Pretty!

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