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    How to quilt this top

    I made an 'altered ego' quilt top that I am very proud of. I have the backing fabric picked out, got the batting, everything's ready to go, but I can't decide HOW to quilt it. I planned on hand quilting it using a big stitch and Perle thread. I just can't figure out what would be the best way to do it . . . IMG_1852.jpgIMG_1854.jpg Any suggestions??

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    This is amazing! I don't know how you should quilt it (I would just stipple it because that's what I do) but however you finish it you'll have a WOW quilt on your hands. You should be proud of it!
    Cyndi


    “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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      #3
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      Oh - that is just gorgeous!

      No idea on quilting.
      Vonnie

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        #4
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        maybe something meandering in the center? nice continuous vine/leafy in that white border would be pretty. That is wonderful - the colors are amazing!

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          #5
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          What about echo quilting the shapes....hour glass and four patch and something fancier in the border areas?

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            #6
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            That's so beautiful! No way I could hand quilt that. It would take me years!
            🌺 Lorie

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              #7
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              That is just gorgeous!
              I too have no ideas on quilting it, but I like the suggestion from lilmouse to echo the shapes.
              Good luck & have fun with it. You did a fantastic job so far I'm sure the actual quilting part will be just as wonderful.

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                #8
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                I don't hand quilt but the advice I have seen is if your blocks are linear to quilt something with curves. Sorry, not much help. There are a few hand quilters on here so maybe someone will have more ideas.
                Vernona:icon_hi:

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                  #9
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                  i like the idea of echo quilting. beyond that i don't have any ideas.
                  :icon_wave:Joan

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                    #10
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                    Wow, that is simply spectacular! Just gorgeous!

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                      #11
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                      That is one very sweet quilt. I have never hand quilted or machine quilted for that matter, so I don't have any advice. I'll be interested to see it once it is quilted.

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                        #12
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                        Beautiful job on your quilt top and love the fabric you chose! Now, on how to hand quilt this? You have several options and it would depends on how much hand stitching you want to detail in your blocks. I like simple myself, so to each their own. I would designate a flower outline in each four patch square and on the hour glass, do an inner outline of the shape. It just depends on how busy you want to quilting design to be.
                        You mentioned big stitch and I also think it would look great with arcs in each block an inch apart! Just throwing ideas out there, sweetie. Let us know what you decide and can't wait to see it finished!
                        Sherri

                        "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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                          #13
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                          Thank you all for your kind comments. I do like the idea of echo quilting the shapes. This is the biggest quilt top I've made so I'm a little intimidated . . . I just keep looking at it and worrying that I'll screw it up. Well, I'm on vacation in a couple of weeks, I just need to bit the bullet and GET STARTED!!

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                            #14
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                            Another one that's no help with the quilting here, 'cause I've never done any lol, but had to say, that quilt is gorgeous. Stunning colours!
                            I'm not a complete idiot.....some pieces are missing!
                            Lorraine

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                              #15
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                              Love the quilt and love the idea of pearl cotton. I was thinking along the lines of what vchale said...curves. I always like the look that curved quilting gives to square shapes. Can't wait to see how you finish this!!

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