The next piece in my quilting queue is Damask and Denim, a large work that features much recycled material. It’s pin basted and awaits a quilting design decision. Because you’ve helped me in the past, I’d like your opinions of the rough designs I’ve developed. Thanks in advance.
First, the quilt top itself.
Option 1 surrounds zigzags with straight horizontal and vertical lines.
Option 2 uses all zigzag lines.
Option 3 combines the above two with straight lines only on the top and bottom.
In all versions the diamond centers would be free motion quilted with a diamond spiral. Thread color is open at this point. I’m considering either blue or very pale yellow thread.
Any thoughts? Ideas?
One of the quilting projects draped over my second floor balcony has me stumped for a quilting design. It’s for a small group 1:3 ratio challenge. I had little trouble designing the piece, but I’m dithering about how to quilt it.
Originally I thought about concentric circles or ovals radiating from each egg that would overlap each other. Then, I considered a spiky design with lots of lines quilted at angles to suggest nests for the eggs.
Here’s the design I developed using Paint software. I like this effect, but now have to figure out how to quilt the eggs themselves. One possibility would be to do more lines inside the eggs, bouncing off the edges. I drew them in very lightly below. I’d use thread color that corresponded to the dominant color in each egg.
Help! Your thoughts and ideas are welcome.