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Thread: How do I quilt this?

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    How do I quilt this?

    My Dad's favorite cousin who is 85 yrs old brought me a couple quilts to quilt for her. She said to stipple or do whatever I wanted. One is a simple patchwork quilt, but this one is all hand embroidery. I thought about stipple around the flowers in the background & then maybe some curly-q's in the vases. I am NOT a professional. Any suggestions on how you all might quilt it?
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    ​I would outline quilt around the bouquets and vase first. I would then outline inside a little to meet the batt requirement. A smaller stipple would look nice in the background and it would make the embroidered area puff up a bit.

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    I would texturize the vase, a bit of texturizing (is that a word?) the flowers as well, not much, just enough to add some interest but not cover the embroidery. Where the 4 corners of the blocks meet I would either stipple or some other design in that "block" area. Just my thought. It is a lovely quilt.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I think Tartan suggestion will make it perfect, Beautiful quilt, Thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    I also agree with Tartan!! I think it would be really pretty done like this!

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    I agree with the suggestions - just remember you don't have to be a professional. She wants to get them done and I am sure she will LOVE whatever you decide to do. To her getting them done so that she can snuggle under them, remember and maybe pass them on is what matters. We are normally our worst critics, and I am sure you will do a great job and they will be beautiful.

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    No suggestions from me. I think her work is gorgeous.
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    Ditto with tartan

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    what wonderful embroidery!
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    I think you have great suggestions! I don't have any others but wanted to say it is beautiful embroidery work and she will love whatever you do with it! Good luck!

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    my vote is for what ever you want to do....do try to do something that will make the flowers pop. Beautiful quilt.

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    I agree with this, except I would do a grid on point instead of a stipple. I think it would fit the embroidery motif better than a more modern stipple. The downside of this is you'll need to mark it...
    A 2" grid would be nice. I often prefer a double stitch line about a half inch apart, I think it looks classier
    Last edited by Baloonatic; 01-10-2013 at 07:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloonatic View Post
    I agree with this, except I would do a grid on point instead of a stipple. I think it would fit the embroidery motif better than a more modern stipple. The downside of this is you'll need to mark it...
    A 2" grid would be nice. I often prefer a double stitch line about a half inch apart, I think it looks classier

    First I have a juki on a frame and can only quilt about 4" across the face of the quilt. So, that's a bit limiting. Second I'm not sure what a grid on point is...ha. Do you have a picture & would it be hard to do with a 4" quilting space?

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    I embroidery, and I agree with the others! Nice work!

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