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    Hello all!!! Does anyone have any suggestions how to quilt this top? I am fairly new at quilting but I can free motion quilt fairly well. Its also for my brother so I dont want anything girly. I thought maybe some kind of straight lines that makes the pattern stand out but I'm not sure how to do that.

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    Beautiful quilt... I would SITD around the squares, it will make the design pop out. Then I would echo stitch the squares in the white space, maybe 1/4" - 1/2" apart (whatever looks pleasing to the eye).

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    I like Songbird's suggestion. Nice looking quilt!!
    ***Kathy***

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    Quote Originally Posted by songbird857 View Post
    Beautiful quilt... I would SITD around the squares, it will make the design pop out. Then I would echo stitch the squares in the white space, maybe 1/4" - 1/2" apart (whatever looks pleasing to the eye).
    I agree!

    Beautiful quilt.
    Vonnie

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    I agree with Songbird. It's a great quilt for a guy, love the colors.

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    so SITD around the smallest square, then echo? or only echo in the white ares? sorry, im very new to all of this and I know ive seen what your talking about before, just not sure which square to start with.

    and thank you all very much!!!
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    Also, how do I go from one line to the next without having to tie off? this all may be too complicated for me to ask here since I really dont know what I'm doing

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    For the larger squares, you will see that you can SITD in a grid formation from end to end (then you can travel in the ditch of your border to get to the next section (and quilting the half squares on the edges too while you travel). For the inner squares, I would just begin with the outermost white space for your echo quilting (I assume you are using white thread?), then carefully move along the ditch to whatever spacing you have decided and move inward, do another echo square, move along the ditch, etc. then SITD along the outside of the small square, SITD to get to the inside and do the same. Then SITD again to do whatever you've decided in the smallest white space. Then you can carefully move along the ditch in whatever direction you need to get to your next quilting area. Basically do the same for the blocks that are mostly white, but you'll just stitch around the little colored square in the center! I would quilt the entire center before deciding what (if anything) to quilt in the border. I hope this makes sense like it does in my head. Let me know if it doesn't - feel free to PM me

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    Thanks a Songbird that help me also!

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    BEAUTIFUL QUILT!!

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