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    Senior Member Dreaming's Avatar
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    This is a ufo that I've had for years. I wasn't able to afford to get if quilted, so it sat in a bag for years. Anyways, could you all give me your opinions on how to get it quilted. It's probably gonna have to be a pantogragh, but what color should I do the thread? It just seems like the black really stand out to me. Maybe the green or orange, maybe the purple. What do you think? The back will be the tropical fabric too. Thanx for any suggestions.
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    maybe some neon/black light or glow in the dark thread would be really cool on it. I love the quilt top though.

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    I'msorry I can't offer advice on quilting, but I can tell you it's gorgeous!

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    I love this quilt top. You did great putting it together. I hope to learn to do blocks like that soon.

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    Awesome colors...

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    I'd go with variegated thread that has the green and orange in it and do either vines or random flowers in an overall design. It's very bright. You did a good job on this tropical delight.

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    Variegated greens might be nice; a pattern that would give it a wavy motion would be great. The quilt is beautiful. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

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    Pretty quilt. Varigated thread always matches good.

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    I would love a purple variegated thread. Your quilt is beautiful and you did a great job matching the points and centers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    Variegated greens might be nice; a pattern that would give it a wavy motion would be great. The quilt is beautiful. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.
    I agree with everything Murphy said.

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    WOW, that is just beautiful!

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    Don't know about quilting but that is one gorgeous quilt!!!!

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    Gorgeous!!! Navy?? Dark Purple?? Actually, I am just quilting a OBW and used metallic gold in a meander.

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    Personally I would do it in variegated green, BTW wonderful job on the quilt top....

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    Love the quilt top. Like those neon tropical colors. Quilting thread depends on how much you want it to show up. I don't quilt all that great, so I tend to use a color that will blend and not be seen as well. :D

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    As a longarmer I would tell you two things... if you want more design in the black aria then it should be quilted with green thread. That way the design will show up in the black and you will see what the quilt pattern is. However if you don't want more design then it should be quilted in the black. That way what ever shows (if at all) will only show in the green fabric and being that they are busy print, they wont show that much. There is my two cents worth.
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    I would probably pick out one of the bright colors that was my favorite. That way it adds additional pop to the solid sections.

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    love the fabric you used, it's beautiful.

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    Variegated - love your quilt -makes me want to go to the tropics.

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    I would use variegated thread....

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    I vote gold.

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    Great quilt. Like the idea of metallic gold. Would really make it pop.

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    Love that quilt! It's one I've had on my to do list for years but keep waiting for the right fabric to come along.

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    How about using charcoal thread?

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    I, too, would use a variegated green. Beautiful quilt you have there.

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