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    suggestions

    I have made this quilt that is applique. Would you custom quilt it or all over quilted. I hope it uploaded

    Thanks for any suggestions

    Sharyl
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    What about stipple around the dresses to make them pop? They are adorable.
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    Thank you that is a good idea. I am so new this quilting thing. This is only my 6th quilt.

    Thank you

    Sharyl

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    I think I would stitch in the ditch on the sashings and do a fairly small stipple around the dresses.

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    I like echo quilting around the designs and SID for the borders.

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    Beautiful
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    Thank you very much

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    I am never sure what to do with mine...especially if I am doing it...I can't FMQ well yet, so I just stare at it for a while and eventually it speaks to me. I like the stippling around the dresses idea...but that might distract from the arms and embroidery detail. I am watching to see the suggestions too.

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    I wouldnt go over your applique, but perhaps outline (echo) the applique and then do a stipple on the white only. Everything else would pop. Pretty quilt. Nice job.
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    Yes, custom. Outlining the design and then doing stippling/McTavishing/etc. in the background of the block. Beautiful quilt top!
    Helen T.

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    i would not overall quilt it. those darling appliques should have stitching to make them pop
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    ? echo quilt the ladies?

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    It is so pretty I wouldn't get into the applique. I love it.

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    I would also echo quilt it, but i'm not good at that either. I'm sure whatever you think of will look nice.

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    What a gorgeous quilt! I would not do all over quilting. As the others have said, stipple in the white and SID on the dresses. You did a beautiful job.

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    I would go with custom. An all over will but stitches in the applique area. Custom quilting will keep the focus of the pattern and not interfere.

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    That is beautiful, I am working on one also. Will be watching to see what others say. Thanks for sharing.

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    Echo is my suggestion

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    Precious quilt, I would do custom (as suggested - stippling or shadow around the girls). Show us when you are done.

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    I also like cross hatching or diagonal lines. Luann
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    I want to thank everyone for there suggestions. Anymore are welcome so many good ideas. I wish I was more experienced with all this. I am learning a little at a time.

    Thank you again

    Sharyl

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    I think outline/echo quilting around the dresses, and a few lines to give the dresses some texture such as vertical lines to show the folds in the skirts, etc.

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    Please show us again when you get it quilted. It is going to be adorable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshirecatquilter View Post
    I think outline/echo quilting around the dresses, and a few lines to give the dresses some texture such as vertical lines to show the folds in the skirts, etc.
    I agree - I would stitch in all the details of the dresses and then make some lines to give texture to the dresses, but not too much quilting. I don't believe in heavy quilting, but I would flatten the white with a bit of all over quilting and then I would outline the sashes and the cornerstones.
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    if you don't do free motion quilting, instead of trying a meander or stippling, do echo quilting around the ladies. that always looks great!!

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