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    How Would You Quilt This?

    I made this wall hanging, but have no idea how to quilt it, considering the beautiful gold swirls throughout the main, green fabric. I really think the fabric is so pretty and don't want to cover up the beautiful design too much. I saw this, made with the same fabrics, at my LQS, but they did not quilt it at all. I don't think I want to do that, though, because wall hangings tend to sag if they're not quilted enough. What do you think?
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    I am not sure how I would quilt, but sure is beautiful work!!!!

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    the quilt show squares.. l would do curves.
    Feathers or curves.

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    Just lovely, great job and thank you for sharing, I am at a lose for the quilting part.
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    Ok ... here's an idea. SITD around the diamonds. For the background ... how about horizontal line work with wavy lines? Just a series of matched waves from top to bottom (except don't bring the wave through the center design).

    Hmmm ...

    I'll try to draw it out.

    OK ... it's the white lines - only neater cause I really can't draw with a mouse
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    By looking at picture, I would use a signature thread, color wheat, it is always perfect for fabrics with the gold, and I would either quilt the swirls like in green fabric or do an allover feather like someone mentioned earlier. Very pretty quilt.

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    I like DogHouseMom's idea. Pretty quilt.
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    Very pretty, no idea for quilting it.
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    love the quiilt

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    how about stitch in the ditch around the box's? inside and out. I love this. you did a wonderful job.
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    Quilt it like a bell or Christmas. Tree then just free motion. The rest to mimic the swirls of the fabric good luck

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    If you are just concerned about sagging, and not sure what to quilt - why not add some beadwork in the tree area? To imitate ornaments. Then, if concerned about outside the tree, maybe just some tiny single (hand) stitches, using thread to match the gold swirls, jut a tiny tie knot on the swirl itself, so the stitch would hide?

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    Very pretty! I think I would SITD on the Christmas tree. I'd either trace a section of the swirls and maybe take it the the copier and enlarge it for a FMQ design or do an all over large meander. For some reason a large meander reads as no quilt pattern to my eyes. Of course wonderful sweeping swirls of feather would be pretty in the green areas but you would not be able to see the fabric as well.

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    How confident are you in your quilting skills? I would mimic the swirly pattern in a larger scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    How confident are you in your quilting skills? I would mimic the swirly pattern in a larger scale.
    LOL, I don't know if I'm THAT confident. Maybe in ten years or so. I'm definitely no "Charisma" quilter! Her work is super amazing. She could probably do all that, but I don't know if I'll ever be that good.
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    I like the SITD for the boxes, either that or echo quilting the boxes. Either large swirls surrounding it (to soften the hard lines in the center), or go completely different and do snowflake designs in the background as the design in the middle (with the colors) is reminiscent of a Christmas tree to me.

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    Love you quilt and the fabric!!! Maybe large swirl quilting would look nice....in dk green. Ask Charisma.....she will know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane007 View Post
    the quilt show squares.. l would do curves.
    Feathers or curves.
    That's what I would suggest, too... mostly in the background part. I would do curls like are in the fabric (which, I agree, is beautiful!!!). Please post again when you get this little gem all done!
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    I would SID the squares, maybe echo stitch inside each, and I think I'd follow the longer "stem" of the swirls in the green background fabric with the same color thread so as not to take away from the center focal point by getting too busy with the quilting. It's beautiful!
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    It reminds me of a Christmas tree. It is lovely.

    I might think of treating the design as if it were a tree and quilt with inverted Vs in the area of the "tree. Not sure what to do with the rest. It is a real puzzling thought.

    Do let us know what you decide to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by mim View Post
    It reminds me of a Christmas tree. It is lovely.

    I might think of treating the design as if it were a tree and quilt with inverted Vs in the area of the "tree. Not sure what to do with the rest. It is a real puzzling thought.

    Do let us know what you decide to do
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    Lol, it is a tree. Those aren't squares, though. This is a Double Diamonds Christmas Tree wall hanging so those are actually diamonds that are folded down from the fabric behind it so I don't think that SID would work well here, with all the Heat 'N' Bond that I used. I'm liking the idea of swirls, but perhaps larger swirls with a green thread that might blend with the fabric instead of upstaging the design? I really am still so confused as to what to do.
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    Beautiful wall hanging! Not sure about quilting.
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    I can't seem to get my mind around the concept "folded down" diamond to make a square. Maybe my origami skills are deficient. Was it hadr to do?? it looks so complicated. Wonderful WH. Are you going to use it as a Christmas wall??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mim View Post
    I can't seem to get my mind around the concept "folded down" diamond to make a square. Maybe my origami skills are deficient. Was it hadr to do?? it looks so complicated. Wonderful WH. Are you going to use it as a Christmas wall??

    Mim
    Oh, no, it was super easy. You fuse two fabrics together, wrong sides together. Then you fold them, cut two slashes with the Double Diamonds template and then open up again. It creates a "V". You fold that "V" down, steam in place and put another background fabric behind to showcase through the opening. Here's the link to a tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnr3hXUzfRs
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    Love the quilt! Please show us again after you quilt it!

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