Tear Drop Quilt
Once upon a time, 21 September 2010 to be exact, I decided this border was too heavy for this center. I abandoned the border and went looking for one that was more in scale with the center.
But, what if I abandon the center and go looking for one that is more in keeping with the scale of the border?
What if I use the heavier flower design for the entire quilt?
The center and border are now in scale but this arrangement is too static for me.
What if I rearrange the flowers so that there is a gap in the middle of the edges?
This is a more interesting shape. However, because the flowers are so evenly spread apart there is a blandness to this design.
What if I crowd the flowers in towards the center?
Now there are dense areas and open areas. I like this better.
What if I try a different arrangement?
This is a structure with some variety.
What if I add another flower to the center?
This gives greater emphasis to the center.
What else can I do to add variety and interest?
What if I vary the color of the flowers and the leaves?
I think this works. I could play with what color goes where and maybe try different colors, but I think the basic concept is sound.
All the applique pieces for this quilt can be cut on a Go fabric cutter. To see other examples using these same pieces go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Applique.
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