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    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
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    Help, need quilting suggestions

    A friend brought me four articles of her mom's clothing after she died around Thanksgiving. They didn't have anything in common...this is what I have done with them. I added the black and white from my stash. I am thinking about using pink varigated thread and putting either feathers or flowers on the wide white strip on the left, leaves and vines on the other three white borders and probably just stippling on the rest of the quilt.

    What do you all suggest? I would like for this to look really good for my fried.
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    Flowers, leaves and vines would be a great touch on this lovely quilt.
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    You did a great job! I agree with floral quilting.
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    You did an amazing job of turning clothing into a beautiful quilt. Your friend will treasure it forever! I agree with feathers leaves and vines, please show us a picture once it's quilted.

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    The first quilting I would do is straight lines to connect the 2 angle sections through the white up to the black border around the center. I think it would look like sun shining through the window/quilt. Vines/feathers would look good or stippling on the rest. Wonderful job on the quilt top!

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    You did a wonderful job with her mothers clothing it is beautiful. Your quilting idea sound great!!!!

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    Your design brought them together. It's going to be beautiful.
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    You've worked wonders with such different fabrics....your design is terrific, quite contemporary. Your ideas for quilting sound really good. Please show us when you are done.

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    I don't know about quilting this but that is one beautiful quilt.

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    Lovely - Flowers, leaves and vines would be a great touch on this lovely quilt. Have you thought of varigated thread?
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    Is that the front of the dress in the center ... I think I see a neckline and buttons??? Very nice!

    I would SITD around the horizontal stripes in the border to make them stand out. SITD around the narrow black borders in the quilt. The wide black and white borders would look great in pink feathers. Put straight horizontal lines on the inside pieced borders (around the "dress") as if the black striped borders were coming through - then stiple around them. The large floral print I would stitch around the larger flowers both on the border and in the 'dress' - on the dress I would also stitch around the neckline and the buttons.
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    thanks everyone, I appreciate your comments and suggestions. Dog House Mom, no that isn't the dress front. I just used some of the trim and the buttons from the robe for a suggestion of the real thing. I am going to use some of the scraps on the back of this one and then use the rest of the scraps for a small wall hanging. Don't know if it will be a crazy quilt, or another contemporary design. Thanks for suggesting 'connecting' the border stripes.

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    How amazing you were to bring all those fabrics together. That is a lovely quilt.

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    What an amazing tribute! Be sure to post when quilted!
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    Love quilting also.

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    fantastic design
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Lovely quilt. Thank you for sharing.
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    I agree with Tweety, add some applique vines and leaves in the white. I think it would add so much to the quilt.
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