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Thread: My First William Morris Quilt Top, Finally .

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    My First William Morris Quilt Top, Finally .

    Have been making this for about 6 Weeks now on and off.
    Thought I would never get to this stage but now I am really pleased with the outcome.
    At first I was worried about my choice of fabrics and kept changing them as I went along, but think I did well with what I had to work from.
    Next is the scary thought of adding the batting and backing and quilting it.Have a bit of trouble making up my mind how to quilt this.
    One option is to stipple very small inbetween everything or ecco quilt, what ddo you think? any other ideas please.
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    Beautiful! The colors are awesome! so bright!
    I like the idea of echo quilting.

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    Very nice! If you go to Google, click Images and search for William Morris quilts, you will see some finished ones to give you ideas (link below). Some are echo quilted, some have cross-hatch between the appliques. I like your idea of stippling between them. It would really make the appliques pop.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=willi...I4Gg8gSqu-XoBg

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    Wow! I love your colors. Bright! I would echo around your appliqué then do some free form meander pattern not too dense. Happy quilting!
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    it is beautiful, you did a great job

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    very very nice. looks like you used matching thread to blanket stitch around each applique, alot of work. Have no opinion on how to quilt it but would love to own it.

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    Fantastic! What colors
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    Beautiful quilt, stippling would look good, it would make everytthing just pop. Thanks for sharing.
    learn each and every day,memories or play.

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    Just love the bright colours

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    Beautiful Quilt. I have looked at the William Morris patterns, but haven't gotten one yet. Now I guess I'll have to. Thanks a bunch...just what I need, another project...LOL,LOL
    Seriously tho, your quilt top is beautiful.
    Those who are piecemakers will sew seeds.

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    Ooooh, just breath taking !

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    WOW - Just beautiful, you did a great job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
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    Oooooh how beautiful. You have made a gorgeous quilt top. My vote is for stippling between the flowers etc. I admire your work and the patience you have to do it.

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    Gorgeous quilt.....won't need much quilting as it is already a masterpiece.
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    Wow, look like tapestry!

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    This is a beautiful quilt. I love the William Morris designs. I bought the 2nd book and am doing a nursery quilt. It is time consuming but oh so we'll woth the effort. You did a fantastic job. Did you machine stitch around the edges or do needle turn? Your colors are outstanding. I find choosing the quilting design a little scary after all the beautiful work and effort that one invests in making the top of the quilt.
    I take a scrap of background fabric and stipple it then lay it on the top and see how it looks. Then do the same using echo sample. Thanks for sharing. I think sometimes less is more.

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    OMGoodness......your quilt is gorgeous!!!! Love your color choices! Can't help with the quilting.......can't wait till you finish. Please show again
    Grama Laura

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    Beautiful! If I had a wall large enough, this is one I would love to hang to show it off. I agree with others, less is more and loose stippling can be very dramatic. The pattern is in itself a 'busy' one and a lot of quilting could take away from it. I think you did very well in choosing your fabrics.

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    WOW, what a great job.
    Linda

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    I think your quilt is absolutely stunning! You did everything perfectly. I can't stop looking at it...it is just so lovely. It obviously took a lot of preparation and work to complete this top and now that the top is done you must be admiring your work...I know I would be if I had accomplished it. I think your thought of stippling is right-on. It is going to be time consuming to do the stippling around all those pieces, but oh, so worth it.

    If you could enter it in some show I am sure you would get a blue ribbon!

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    Beautiful,Beautiful!! Great job

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    I think it came out great! I also think it will look terrific however you quilt it.
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    WOW! It's just beautiful! I have a few WM books..they are on my wish list. Your quilt is amazing. What about pebbling in the background? I would use two layers of batting and pebble....it will just make those appliques pop out.
    Beautiful!
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    Wow, that is beautiful !!!!!!! Thanks for sharing

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    Simply awesome work, I have two of these books and started one large square in TN over the xmas holidays but have not gotten back to it. Did you fuse or applique these sections on. I fused and then went back and hand sewed each section. wow lots of work

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