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    This is the finished top for my son's quilt. He went with me to the LQS and he picked out a moss green for the back of it. But here is the question----since this is so busy would it be better to just stitch in the ditch as opposed to having it quilted?
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    you could do some simple diagonal stitches through the squares.that would give it enough movement and be simple enough for a male's taste. great quilt.

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    It is a beautiful quilt and I don't see any reason why you shouldn't stitch in the ditch. I really like stitch in the ditch myself.

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    It is definitely personal preference, but an all over quilt pattern would make those lovely patterns pop. IMHO.

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    What I would do with this quilt is SitD, then a bit of ornimental quilting in the gold blocks and border. I used to quilt everything heavily, but I am more laid back these days.

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    I agree with QM, I would do the same. Lovely quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    It is definitely personal preference, but an all over quilt pattern would make those lovely patterns pop. IMHO.
    I think it does need a little more than a stitch in a ditch.

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    I think stitch in the ditch. That is how I do all of my quilts. Heavier quilting would detract from the beautiful florals in this quilt. IMO

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    Same here
    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    It is definitely personal preference, but an all over quilt pattern would make those lovely patterns pop. IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    you could do some simple diagonal stitches through the squares.that would give it enough movement and be simple enough for a male's taste. great quilt.
    This was my first thought as well. I love diagonal quilting.

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    beautiful!!!! Love the fabrics he chose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    It is definitely personal preference, but an all over quilt pattern would make those lovely patterns pop. IMHO.
    I agree :)

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    I think a simple stipple would be good...not too fancy for a guy.

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    I think it calls for a bit more than stitch in the ditch - maybe a larger all over stipple or meander?

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    I think an allover quilting would look better.

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    I don't think it's really all that busy. I am a fan of SID but I think an overall pattern would look great too.

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    Beautiful quilt. I would SID. QM had a good recommendation. i hope your son loves it. I certainly do!

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    Either SID or FMQ will look great. Your quilt is beautiful.

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    So pretty!

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    My preference would be an all over meandering. Beautiful quilt.

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    I am not sure about the quilting but it is very pretty.

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    That is simple gorgeous. Need some design to bring out the colors and design.

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    He has good taste. Ask him what he would prefer; you may get a surprising answer.

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    Beautiful quilt and Im a big fan of quilting in the ditch.

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    I agree. Love the colors in this quilt!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    It is definitely personal preference, but an all over quilt pattern would make those lovely patterns pop. IMHO.

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