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Thread: Finished top awhile go now need some ideas on how to quilt it

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    Super Member koko's Avatar
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    I finished making this quilt top awhile ago and now want to get to the quilting part...I just need some ideas on how to quilt it. What designs would you use?

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    I don't know how you would quilt that, but it sure is beautiful!!

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    Love your colors, but I don't have any good ideas for quilting

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    Wow that is beautiful

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    No help from me either, but just have to say I think this is such a pretty quilt!

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    Wow! I have to agree! That top is very pretty! I think it would look nice with an allover floral design!

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    I'd be tempted to quilt a different design in each colour block; do the continuous curves in the black squares; and in the white sashing, some sort of feather or fern design.

    For the colour blocks, you can get lots of ideas from Leah Day's blog http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/.

    What a gorgeous quilt! Have fun quilting :)

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    Very beautiful, would be quilting on the outer parts of the colored triangles. Hope you show the finishing.

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    thats very cool, I would do a tight miander in the white sections and SID the color blocks

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    Wow - your quilt is gorgeous!! I have no idea about the quilting but sure do want to see the finished product.

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    Stunning quilt, but knowing how to quilt something is one of my weaknesses! I'm sure you will get some good suggestions from more experienced quilters-especially LA'ers-can't wait to see it quilted!!

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    That is a very pretty quilt. The design is so strong, I would like to see it emphasized, so I wouldn't use an all-over. Normally "they" say to soften straight lines with curves, but somehow I don't think that's the way to go on this one. Sorry I can't be more help.

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    I think this is a hard quilt to plan.
    It all depends...Do you want to soften the edges?

    Then I would go with a plan mentioned above for a feather or a fern in the colored squares...continuous curve in the little black squares and then maybe a meander or loops in the white.

    If it were me....I think I would maybe keep with the continuous curves in the black squares...then in each varying color come up with a different design..in the top layer some pebbles, the next layer...curvy back and fourth lines..then swirlies...the last one curvy plaid lines. Something like that??

    Then in the back ground I would do something fun like loops and loops within loops....or Charisma Curls..or something really curvy. ......if you didn't like all the varied designs in the squares you could just do wavy lines all the down going back and fourth to make those linear squares just stand out against the curvy back ground design.

    But That is just my opinion.

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    I see stitch-in-the ditch and vertical lines through the black squares....

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Pebbles or swirls.

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    beautiful love yor colors. thanks for sharing

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    Beautiful

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    Nice quilt , good luck with quilting

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    I absolutely love your quilt!!!!

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    It is gorgeous. An overall curved design will soften it.

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