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Thread: Need some quilting advice...please..on Heartsong..yes....again

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    :roll: :roll:

    Yes, I'm still working on this one...I do get distracted wayy to easily. Anyway..I've completed all the in the ditch for all the FG, stars and pinwheels. I've quilted around the outside of all the applique and I quilted all of the trapunto hears. That leaves this one appliqued heart to do. I thought that I would do it feathered, like the trapunto hearts...but now...I'm just not sure that is the answer.

    I tried it once using an ivory thread on the outside of the heart and mono on the inside....wasn't sure about that, so I did it again using the same tan thread for all of it that I used on the trapunto...still ....I just don't know whether I should use 1 of these options...or unsew both of them and do something entirely different.....help.....please :? :?

    Trapunto heart....didn't notice how bad it was until I saw it posted...hmmm...going to have to go back and fix the mess
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    Ivory outside, mono inside
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    Wow!! You are doing an awesome job!! I like the first picture where you have used the monofilament thread on the heart and the tan thread on the outside. In my opinion, the tan thread on top of the heart draws more attention to the thread and less to the heart. I cannot wait to see it all quilted!! It's beautiful!

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    Stop crying...Its a great great job you are doing on it....Its beautiful....
    thumb up... :D

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    I like the second pic...
    Stop worrying about your stitching and enjoy your work!
    It is beautiful and you have done a wonderful job!
    :-)
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    i love looking at all the stitching. don't take any of it out. it's so beautiful exactly the way it is. you can't improve on it!

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    I think it looks perfect in all the pictures, you do beautiful work :D

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    In my opinion, it's just perfect the way it is!! :D I wouldn't change a thing, just enjoy it & when it's all done, you are going to LOVE it. Thank you for sharing.

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    the only reason you saw the problem with your stitching was because you were viewing it in an enlarged photo. I bet that anyone viewing the quilt would never even be aware of what you perceive to be a problem.

    It is beautiful and you are doing a great job! Carry on!! We all love it.

    June

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    Thanks for the compliments...I appreciate all your kind words :oops: .

    ....I'm not worrying about the quality of the stitching...it is what it is... what I need to know is which way to go.. :?

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    I love the first picture. You do wonderful work.

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    I'm no help in telling you what to do next with it, but I know you have my addy, so just send it here when it's done.
    I think it's beautiful!!!

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    It beautiful, I agree with everyone, you are being so hard on yourself. I do not see a mess, repeat, I do not see a mess :lol: :lol: Your doing great, Canīt help with the quilting though, no good at that.

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    I don't know what "mess" you're talking about. It's absolutely gorgeous.

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    I like the tan thread. To me it really makes the heart pop. It gives it such a lacy look. I love it!

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    [i]I Love,love the second picture it makes the heart pop out at you keep the beatuiful work up

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    The way you have it now is perfect. I wouldn't take any more out. It is beautiful either way. You do such beautiful work.

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    Sheesh!!! You guys aren't helping me!!! :roll: I took it to a friend's house this afternoon and we looked at the big picture.....I think I'm going with the ivory thread and mono on the inside of the heart. It seemed like the tan thread drew attention all unto itself and took away from the quilt as a whole..

    So...I'm now unsewing the tan thread one and I'll try to get the rest quilted this week. Thanks for your opinions...sometimes it helps just to talk it out...you know???

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    nice blocks....

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    i love the tan thread on the heart...i think your gonna get a mix of opinoins...i say go with your gutt either way will be beautiful!!!

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    I like your tan thread
    Pegg


    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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