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Thread: Is this a weird way of FMQ'ing a batik background??

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    Is this a weird way of FMQ'ing a batik background??

    I made this appliqued wall hanging for our place in Florida, and stitched all around the fused applique pieces with invisible thread. So far, so good. Then I did what I thought made sense - I started doing a meadering FMQ stitch in the background around the Birds of Paradise. BUT the meandering stitch clashed big time with the water colour effect of the batik background, and so I ripped it all out.

    So what now? I decided to try doing a FMQ stitch around the water colour splotches in the background. Sounds weird, I know, but I ended up liking the effect.

    Sorry that the first photo is sideways )
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    Last edited by canuckninepatch; 03-21-2012 at 06:50 PM.
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    I think it looks great! Whatever works, is my mantra in quilting. Your wall hanging is spectacular!

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    I think it looks great, too. Besides, it's your quilt. You can do anything you want.

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    I think it is wonderful! You found a great way to really accent the fabrics and quilt it. Isn't that what quilting is supposed to do!?! I think you are going to do this method again.

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    I think you nailed it. Love the quilt and the quilting.

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    Oh my...that is awesome...and the quilting looks just right
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    I think it looks perfect.

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    Great job. It is beautiful.

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    The quilting is wonderful! The colors are great. Love it. Sandy 64

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    It adds so much dimension. It's beautiful
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    I absolutely LOVE it! The way you quilted it gives it movement and depth. Great job!!

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    I think that is a terrific way to quilt it and to preserve the integrity of the background. Beautiful quilt!

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    Your quilt, your choice. ....and a good choice IMHO.

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    Looks great to me. Adds to the design of the quilt.

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    not weird at all- that's how many of us free motion quilt-
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    How lovely! You have really captured the bird of paradise. Beautiful workmanship. Great job!
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    It is fabulous !

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    it's whatever you like, remember no quilt police allowed. very cute

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    Bold and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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    That is and amazing wall hanging......I love everything about it!

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    that is gorgeous - beautiful work, the quilting really makes it stand out

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    I think it looks great. Very bright wall hanging.
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    Looks fabulous!!!

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    This is lovely. I agree with someone who said that it added dimension. The important thing, to my way of thinking, is the piecing is complemented by the quilting and that together they form the completed object.
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    I think that your quilting effects are great.

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