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Thread: top done - quilting suggestions?

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    Super Member katier825's Avatar
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    I'm undecided what to do with the quilting on this baby quilt. I will probably stitch in the ditch around the sashing. I could use some ideas for the large blocks and 9-patch blocks. I don't want to do diagonal stitching in the 9patch. I am fairly comfortable with FMQ. What would you do?

    EDIT: It's really straight, it's just hanging crooked. :)

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    Cute! Little stars to mimic the starfish or waves

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    What an adorable top! I have trouble with the quilting part, too. Usually I just meander.

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    I agree, waves!

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    Follow the curly Q's (for want of better explanation) in your large blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B
    Follow the curly Q's (for want of better explanation) in your large blocks.
    Exactly what I thought. Follow the swirly design that is representing the water that is beige in color in the large blocks. When you get to a sea critter just follow the tan outline of that as well. It will look terrific and no marking needed!

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    It is a cute quilt. I usually just meander.

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    That was my first thought too, follow the swirly lines in the big blocks, and then do a starfish or turtle or fish outline in the nine patches. Maybe a different one in each nine patch?
    very cute quilt!

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    The fabric choices are so wonderful. it looks great. Sorry no suggestions

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    What a fun quilt! I think it would look adorable if the quilting could include some little turtles.

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    something like seaweed?

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    Its pretty busy so you probably aren't going to see very much on it.Maybe something like the baptist fan or some type of circles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B
    Follow the curly Q's (for want of better explanation) in your large blocks.
    Exactly what I thought. Follow the swirly design that is representing the water that is beige in color in the large blocks. When you get to a sea critter just follow the tan outline of that as well. It will look terrific and no marking needed!
    I do like this idea. The color that looks like beige is really a gold metallic. I love this fabric! Still thinking about the 9-patch. Maybe a different critter in each block as someone suggested. I realize it's busy and much if won't really be seen except by me. I'm probably overthinking it :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by MawMaw B
    Follow the curly Q's (for want of better explanation) in your large blocks.
    Exactly what I thought. Follow the swirly design that is representing the water that is beige in color in the large blocks. When you get to a sea critter just follow the tan outline of that as well. It will look terrific and no marking needed!
    I do like this idea. The color that looks like beige is really a gold metallic. I love this fabric! Still thinking about the 9-patch. Maybe a different critter in each block as someone suggested. I realize it's busy and much if won't really be seen except by me. I'm probably overthinking it :)
    If your backing is less busy, then you might see a lot more of the quilting design. I think the suggestions above would look great, particularly if they show up well on the back! Good luck!

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    I would repeat the turtles! Than I LOVE turtles lol....cute quilt top.
    Julie

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