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    How Would You Quilt This Top?

    Hi! This is the first quilt top I have finished that is larger than baby size. It is a twin size. Do you think it would look best with an all over quilting design? Or do more of a custom quilting around each animal or something? The strips between the blocks are 1 inch wide. I've mainly just done stitch in the ditch on quilts so far.

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    #2
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    You know, they are close together so an over all stitch design would work well. that is a great quilt. Lots of visual interest already!

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      #3
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      That is a great quilt. An all over design would certainly work. If you have mainly done stitch in the ditch I would not start with custom quilting on a quilt this big. Start custom quilting on a smaller piece and build up to a large quilt. If it was me I would take the easy way out. Long wiggly lines down the long axis with a variegated blue thread. It will look like rain. You can even do it with your walking foot even you want.
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        #4
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        Thank you! I will have someone do it for me if I don't do an all over design, although I could do wavy lines myself. I just want to pick something that will look nice and not take away from the quilt pattern. I don't have the experience to know what that would be.

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          #5
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          WOW! That is an awesome quilt! I still do stitch in ditch mostly but this would look great with an meander type quilting. JMHO.

          Gina

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            #6
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            Angela Walters' would do wonders with her custom FMQ on such a beautiful quilt like yours. But believe, custom quilting takes a lot of time. If you hire someone to do it, it will be expensive. An all over FMQ pattern certainly would work. Something simple, so as not to distract from all the lovely piecing. Do you live in Colorado? Post pics again when it's finished. It will be interesting to see what you do with it.

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              #7
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              I don't know but just wanted to pop in and say what a wonderful quilt that is. You did a terrific job on it and I can't wait to see how the quilting turns out.

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                #8
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                Sorry, I am going against the grain. This quilt screams custom quilting to me. It is a gorgeous quilt that will only be improved by custom stitches. Yes, it would not be cheap, but I think it would be so worth it!

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                  #9
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                  While custom quilting can be fabulous, it often overshadows the piecing. Simpler quilting would let the blocks shine. As Denise mentioned, long, curvy lines would be lovely. And you would have another skill in your kit. Your quilt top is beautiful, pls post a photo when you quilt it.
                  Diana Grey

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                    #10
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                    I don’t want to be considered argumentative, but I do think custom quilting done correctly can enhance the piecing and not over power it. Everyone should do what they are comfortable with and build their skills as they go. Everyone should design and piece and quilt their quilts to their preferences. If she is wanting to do her own quilting, then yes, she should do something she is comfortable doing. If she is willing to have some one with more skills quilt it, then I think custom quilting should be considered. This is just my opinion, but I think all opinions should be listened to.

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                      #11
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                      I think if you choose an all over edge to edge, it should be simple, so as not to compete with the piecing. There's a lot going on with this quilt, and you don't want to take away from it. I agree with Suzy Que that the correct custom could enhance it, but also one must have a budget for custom quilting. If you go custom do have a conversation with the quilter and make sure you both agree on what will be done and the cost.

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                        #12
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                        I agree that a simple allover design would be good on this quilt and not overpower the piecing. The vertical wavy lines would be good since this quilt appears to be constructed in vertical columns. I would also recommend a finer thread to keep the quilting in the background.

                        If your budget allows, the custom option would be nice, but I normally think of custom quilting on a quilt with lots of negative space. Since this quilt doesn't have a lot of negative space, I would save my custom quilting pennies for a different project.

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                          #13
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                          You already have a lot of good suggestions to choose from. Just wanted to pop in and say "what a beautiful quilt!"
                          Vonnie

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                            #14
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                            That is some quilt! If this were my quilt, I would send it to Missouri Star for a edge to edge all over design. I personally love their work, and I think an all over design would work. If I decided to do it myself, I would ..... No, I wouldn’t trust myself on this one. Congratulations.

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                              #15
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                              Congratulations on finishing such a complex quilt pattern. It is stunning.

                              I think a light custom quilting would do it justice, especially if someone else is doing it. However, I felt it wasn't my accomplishment when done by LAQ. That probably just me. On the other hand an all over design would not take away from the interest of the blocks.

                              In the end, your quilt, your decision. Please share when done.

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