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    Senior Member MoanaWahine's Avatar
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    Question FMQ Ideas Needed

    This is a quilt top that I started just a few years ago. I just finished appliqueing the butterflies on them and now am wondering how I should quilt this. it is just a wall hanging so not to big. Any ideas would be wonderful. Thanks.
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    It looks fabulous. What a great job you did making the butterflies look like they are in flight. Sorry, no quilting advice, but I love the quilt.

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    The quilt is stunning! I especially like the thread you used for the appliqué. Thanks for sharing. I have no ideas for quilting other than maybe butterflies.

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    Gorgeous quilt top

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    Oh...that is beautiful. That's a convergence quilt, isn't it? I just bought the book but not sure when I'll get to do one...lol. Sorry, no suggestions on the quilting though...but whatever you decide, I'm sure it's going to look just lovely
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    I am like everyone else-No quilting ideas (SORRY).
    But you did do an amazing job on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2 View Post
    Oh...that is beautiful. That's a convergence quilt, isn't it? I just bought the book but not sure when I'll get to do one...lol. Sorry, no suggestions on the quilting though...but whatever you decide, I'm sure it's going to look just lovely
    Yes it is a Convergence quilt. This is my second one that I have worked on. Lots of fun to do. My first was just a basic one. This one I wanted to do something a little different and the fabric that I started with basically told me what to do.
    Julie

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    No quilting ideas but that is a gorgeous quilt. Great job.

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    it's beautiful, love the butterflies

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    I'm no expert but I think I would outline the butterflies and stitch the ditch on the squares, then stitch with black in the border some butterfly motifs. Assuming your batting doesn't require closer. I would really keep most of it simple to let the butterflies really stand out.

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    beautiful

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    Awesome! My daughter has asked for a butterfly quilt, so I have been searching for fabric. Yours is beautiful. I don't have the talent or the time to come up with something like that. With the applique, I would think you wouldn't want much quilting. It will still be beautiful, no matter how you finish it!

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    BEAUTIFUL quilt! I can not help with the ideas....just nothing that will take away from the beaut of this!

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    That is beautiful! I wouldn't do too much quilting on it because it's so pretty just like it is. I liked bjchad's suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjchad View Post
    I'm no expert but I think I would outline the butterflies and stitch the ditch on the squares, then stitch with black in the border some butterfly motifs. Assuming your batting doesn't require closer. I would really keep most of it simple to let the butterflies really stand out.
    I agree with bjchad...SID on the squares and outline of the butterflies brings the pattern to the back. With a butterfly motif in the border, it will really look great.

    Good luck! Show us what you do.
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    I don't have any suggestions, but I love your quilt!

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    That is beautiful! You could trace one of the butterflies to make a template and quilt butterflies all over it. Or flowers/loops/butterflies. I'd be tempted to use either a variegated thread in the blues or a gold (not necessarily metallic, maybe regular thread but gold color) over the center part and black in the border, just to add texture and not to take away from the center. Be sure to show it when you are done! I'd love to see that finished!

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    Sorry, don't have any idea about the quilting. Just wanted to say that is an absolutely gorgeous wall hanging. Love the fabrics/colors/butterflies. Great job...
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    it is a beauty

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    My first thought was echo quilting around the butterflies with black thread then as you get to the wider portion of the black border..a medium meander. As for the blue blocks...again I would use thead that matches so it doesn't stand out and sort of follow the flow of the gold . I don't know what I would do in the darker blue blocks.... sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjchad View Post
    I'm no expert but I think I would outline the butterflies and stitch the ditch on the squares, then stitch with black in the border some butterfly motifs. Assuming your batting doesn't require closer. I would really keep most of it simple to let the butterflies really stand out.
    I so agree with this. This quilt speaks so beautifully on it's own that the quiting should be very understated so as not to detract. JMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjchad View Post
    I'm no expert but I think I would outline the butterflies and stitch the ditch on the squares, then stitch with black in the border some butterfly motifs. Assuming your batting doesn't require closer. I would really keep most of it simple to let the butterflies really stand out.
    I agree! That's a beautiful quilt!!!

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    Lovely quilt!
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    no quilting ideas but it is gorgeous - love the beading around the butterflies

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    Gorgeous quilt top

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