Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I am Making Progress Quilting 'Botanics'

So after quilting in the ditch around all of the appliqued pieces, I decided to kind of echo quilt the rest of the centre panel. There was no measuring involved - I just used my eye, so it's certainly not a uniform pattern of quilting - just as the appliqued pieces are not uniform.

Now for the first border. I am thinking about freehand cross hatching. Freehand because I think anything too uniform will conflict with the design.

I have also read Caroline Friedlander's book these hols - Savour Each Stich. It's a good read. I like that it's got lots of words in it. Words about pattern, design, lines, contrast, etc. It is worth looking up.

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