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Quilting suggestions, please?

Old 09-24-2011, 06:53 PM
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Just finished this Connecting Threads quilt for my daughter's new apartment. Don't have the funds to have it longarmed, so I need to quilt it on my home machine. I'm not a free motion wizard by a long shot--more in the kindergarten stage. I've done lots of straight-line and STID quilting. Any suggestions on how I could quilt this? I don't have a clue!
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:02 PM
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I don't machine quilt so I'm no help but just wanted to say what a cool looking quilt this is! Like the design and colors. :)
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:03 PM
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I can't help you with the quilting but that is an amazing top!
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:13 PM
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Love that top!

Do you have any decorative stitches on your machine? I have used those instead of SID.

I would be a little cautious with this design and straight stitching - I would want to keep with the weaving effect, so would only do straight stitching down the orange stripes.

The white squares are calling out for some interest - hearts, flowers, geckos, dragonflies? If you cut out a shape on freezer paper, draw around it with a disappearing or washable marker, that can give you something to 'follow' when quilting - sometimes it's intimidating to have that blank space to fill :)

God luck, enjoy!
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:19 PM
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To me, this is a SID for sure. I agree with stitching only on the orange -- and use the largest possible zig zag for interest. I love this quilt. Have fun quilting it and keep us posted
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:20 PM
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I recommend an allover stippling. It's going to be very nice!
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:03 AM
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This is a gorgeous quilt - no matter how you quilt it!
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:35 AM
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How about using invisible thread down the middle of the orange and green.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:28 AM
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Cute quilt! Could you do a xhatching across the quilt?
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:30 AM
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This is a beautiful quilt i love the pattern do you mind sharing?
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