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Thread: Need advice on quilting southwest quilt

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    This is a picture of the southwest style quilt I am working on. I will quilt it in sections but need advice on quilting it. Should I just quilt in the ditch or do something more complicated? The borders aren't on yet but they are of the print fabric with the blue pattern.

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    Very nice quilt - love the colors and fabric.

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    Beautiful! What pattern did you use?
    As for quilting it I'd SITD or do a pattern that was feathers or another southwest design in the blue centers. Just a thought.

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    I got the original idea from RobertKaufman.com but then reworked the pattern because it was only for a childs size. I also wanted to use strips and the pattern called for all little pieces. I never thought of feathers, what a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppi duke
    I got the original idea from RobertKaufman.com but then reworked the pattern because it was only for a childs size. I also wanted to use strips and the pattern called for all little pieces. I never thought of feathers, what a good idea.
    You are like me - find a pattern you like ----- and change it! My DH wants me to make him (us) a queen size quilt in Southwestern style, but use mostly tans, browns, red and only some blue. I like the pattern you have used but for DH would change the color scheme.

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    If you can't find the original pattern let me know and I will e-mail it to you.

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    very nice

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    It's very pretty. I couldn't tell you how to quilt it.

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    It's very Southwest and eye-catching. Love your color choices!

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    That's beautiful! maybe echo quilt in the blue and white and SITD around the red?

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    wow just beautiful !!!! thanks for the site but what is the name of the pattern...there are soooooo many there i want to make but the one you made is first !!!

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    You have a colorful, busy pattern, stitch in the ditch for the majority and if you have a border do a SW design stitch, otherwise you lose so me of the beauty of the center if you stitch all over its face.. If your going SW think of what your representing.. the earth, the wind, etc.. your edge design surely there are some Navajo designs you could use.. If you can find a stitch for coyotes to do on the border that would blend all together. Or a fox or a bear but in a totem style vs cutesy. Simple but each animal carries a spirit within it so the design would bear the energy (in theory) of the animal that is guarding/guiding the item and its owner. Just a thought.

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    Santa Fe Trail. I got it last summer so I hope it's still on there.

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    Three very hard words to hear - "quilt as desired". When I look at it I see large areas in the tan and blue that could be heavily quilted if you wanted to. Some thoughts that come to mine are Kachina dolls, or arrows, something to keep the Southwest theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    That's beautiful! maybe echo quilt in the blue and white and SITD around the red?
    i like the echo idea. it would give it a very aztec-y feeling.

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    I like the echo stitching idea too... beautiful quilt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppi duke
    If you can't find the original pattern let me know and I will e-mail it to you.
    I found it. It looks complicated but will give me a good idea to work from. Do you have the sizes of the pieces you used instead of the little pieces they call for? It looks like you made your bigger.

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