Playing with Quilting
Oh Susannah Quilt (See also: 18 December 2009)
This quilt was designed using an Oh Susannah block.
How should I quilt it?
What if I give them greater definition using directional quilting? I don't want to over-emphasize them, so I'll use a thread that's close in color but only slightly darker than the fabrics.
Leah Day's filler design Modern Art (See her blog: 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs) would work well in this case.
How can I emphasize the brown "strings"?
What if I sew 2 rows of dark brown stitching just in from either side of the "strings".
Now I need to fill in around the edges of the quilt top.
What if I fill the remaining light yellow spaces with rectangular spirals?
That just leaves the borders. I want to keep them simple so that they don't compete with the quilt top.
What if I sew a row of stitching just in from either side of each border? I don't want to draw too much attention to the border so I'll keep the stitching as close to the fabric colors as I can.