Friday, September 17, 2010

Quilting

Swoosh Quilt


Yesterday I designed this applique quilt top; today I want to design quilting for it.

(Click on the images to enlarge them and see the designs more clearly.)

I want the quilting to be an integral part of the design.

What if I use a dark green thread and add the leaf-like shapes to the design as shown?


What if I outline the central image?


What if I repeat and offset the ribbon-like pattern around the edges?


What if I fill in the remaining space with white stippling?

I think this quilting does a good job of accenting the design.





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4 comments:

  1. Wayne,

    Love it ..... a little bit added to the design, and the stippling doesn't do anything to detract from the applique. There is probably a little room to add something to the stippled areas, but not too much.

    Judy B

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  2. Oh, another good one, Wayne!

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  3. Judy

    I think adding quilting designs into the stippled areas is a great idea, provided that it is done using the same white thread as the stippling. That way it would add depth and interest without competing with the applique.

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