Friday, November 5, 2010


Curved Tear Drop

I want to create an applique design for a quilt top using only this curved tear drop shape.

Normally I start Designing in the center of a quilt.  What if I start in the corners this time?

This corner design reminds me of leaves.

What if I add pink flowers to the corners and the center?

I like what I see; but I'd like to see more.
What if I add grey flowers along the edges?

The center needs to be larger and more important.
What if I repeat the corner design in the center?

The center still needs a bit more emphasis.
What if I add some pink to the center?

I like this better but the quilt still needs more color.
What if I add pink to the remaining flowers?

What if I add pale pale pink to the background?

This softens it a little but not too much.

I think this is my final design; but I want to try a couple more things to be sure.
What if I replace some of the grey with pale green?

Now I'm not sure which I like best; but I'm still leaning toward the last design
What if I replace all the black and grey with green?

I've gone too far. I'm not saying I don't like this, 'cause I do; but it lack the punch of the previous two versions.

For more applique designs go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Applique.


  1. What if you had an undulating line with the tear drops, as a border - like a vine with leaves.

  2. Liz

    That sounds like a good idea. It would tie things together.