Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Quilting Design Idea

I like this design :)
Now that the split nine-patch is a flimsy and the backing is made I need to decide how I want to quilt it. Normally, I would default to choosing a pantograph but I have a real urge to try more custom quilting.

The other morning I woke up at 3 am and I couldn't fall back asleep. I got up so I wouldn't disturb my husband and spent some time lounging on the couch trying to doze off. No luck - my mind was going a mile-a-minute working out some quilting design ideas. I finally gave in and got up and started playing around with some doodling on paper. I came up with a design that would suit each split nine-patch block and I really liked it. I thought it would be the one I would use on the quilt. Whew...problem solved so I could finally get some rest.

Not so fast - I tried to doze off on the couch again but the design just wasn't finished with me. I kept seeing those squares in the quilt top. Not the actual blocks but the design that was formed when the blocks were joined together and I knew I needed to modify the quilting design a bit so that these 'blocks' were the focus. So, I went back to my doodles and drawings and I made a modification to the block design I had created.
version 1 on top - version 2 on bottom
I am much happier with the second design and I hope the quilt will be too! I am still learning and I do have trouble visualizing how things will turn out but I am not going to let that stop me. After all, it is just thread and fabric. :)

Lookin' good :)
Look out quilt - here I come!!


Cheryl said...

Love it Ellen! Great Design.

Love sis

The Joyful Quilter said...

I like the quilting design that you have drawn up. LOVE the Split 9-Patch quilt top!! Looking forward to it's transformation into a quilt.