Thursday, September 16, 2010


Swoosh Quilt

I was looking through some of my old posts and I found this placemat from 3 August 2010.

It is made by appliqueing simple swoosh shapes. Each one is about 1 1/2" x 2 3/4".

What if I use this design as the center of a 48" x 72" lap quilt?

I've altered it so that it is a little more square.

What if I repeat the design horizontally and part of the design vertically?

I found this design, which uses the same swoosh, in my 9 July 2010 post.

What if I use it, without the shadows, in the border?

What if I extend the border in green?

I also found this in my 9 July 2010 post. It too is made using only the simple swoosh shape.

What if I use it to fill in some of the white space?

I think this makes a wonderful quilt design.  All it needs now is some quilting in the open white spaces. But not today.

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


  1. WOW!

    It is always worth going back and having another look at a design .... this one paid off big time!

    The same shape could be incorporated into the quilting design too, though I would include some straight lines and some stippling too.

    Judy B

  2. Judy

    You are right. The swoosh could be used as the basis of a quilting design, or rather, a whole series of designs. I'll have to experiment with that one of these days.