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Thread: How to quilt??

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    Super Member RkayD's Avatar
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    I designed this quilt for my (step)daughter. She lives in Germany and I wanted more of a modern feel. I'm tinkering around with how to do the quilting. I can just do meander stipple type or straight line quilting using the blocks as sort of a guide edge to edge & up & down. Also thread colors...turquoise on the brown & brown on the tourquoise?? Do you think...?
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    I am new to this so I can't give you any advise, but I wanted to tell you that is one gorgeous quilt. My youngest would love it. She is 21.

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    To my eye it calls for curves, so stippling all over would be great. The color combos you've narrowed down would look awesome.

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    I love the contrast! If you want to keep it modern, I would stick with straight lines to mimic the straight edges of your pattern. Maybe uneven boxes or unevenly-spaced lines horizontally and vertically.

    Whatever you decide it will be great!

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    I think a nice meandering would be pretty. I love your color ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bones mom
    I am new to this so I can't give you any advise, but I wanted to tell you that is one gorgeous quilt. My youngest would love it. She is 21.
    thank you! =) Its hard to make something for the older kiddo's without it being too "traditional". When I sketched it out it didn't look like this..it looked like that...And its kona cotton so its a little heavier than quilter's cotton.

    It looked like this..but it just wasn't working for me..
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    I don't have any advice but that's a really interesting quilt!
    I love your thread ideas. Please show us when you finish! :)

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    I agree with keeping to the straight lines of the design.

    Maybe echo the squares???

    Definitely like the way you created the large center square then the rectangular shape overall. Very pleasing!

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    If it were for me, I would do a curvy design. But to keep it modern I agree with straight lines. I think I would match the thread to the background to keep the contrast clean. I like the final version much better than your original idea. Great quilt.

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    I kind of agree with whoever said you should use thread that matches instead of contrasts - unless the contrast was small, I think it would take away from the beauty of your design (which is a VERY beautiful design - I love it!). But that's just my humble opinion, so take it or leave it if you will.

    As far as quilting design, if you did a matching thread, you could do something like this all up and down it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Shivesa
    I kind of agree with whoever said you should use thread that matches instead of contrasts - unless the contrast was small, I think it would take away from the beauty of your design (which is a VERY beautiful design - I love it!). But that's just my humble opinion, so take it or leave it if you will.

    As far as quilting design, if you did a matching thread, you could do something like this all up and down it...
    I like that...with a 1/4" outline stitch?

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    Love your quilt I would do the blue thread on the brown & the brown on the blue. I would do random/sizes of circles to play on the squares

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    not the one to ask here - can never decide how to quilt a top but your quilt is so pretty. wonderful gift!

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    I agree with keeping the quilting to straight lines to keep with the modern look and also using thread color same as the fabrics, brown on brown and blue on blue. The quilt is beautiful as it is and doesn't need to be enhanced by the quilting!

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    I really like your design, great colors!

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    Lady Shivesa has the same train of thought as mine - keeping it geometric, or maybe even a Greek key, would maintain the modern feel.

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    Awesome quilt top! I love the contemporary look :D:D:D

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