Yesterday I posted about the quilt top that I made using Split Rectangle blocks.
Now it was time to quilt it.
And the old question of…….BUT HOW DO I QUILT IT????
I started out using Procreate on my I-Pad but couldn’t tell much about the designs I was looking at.
So, I covered the top with a piece of clear, plastic shower curtain and used a water-soluble marker to try a bunch of designs.
Did I like straight lines?
They look good, but would be REALLY hard to quilt without breaking my thread a BUNCH of times!!
How about Squiggles…..
I like those but it would mean a LOT of quilting and I am not sure that I want to spend that much time on it.
How about some spirals?
What about curves using an Arc-Ruler?
Either these or the spirals were my favorite so I decided to make a test piece….
At this point, I was thinking Spirals.
BUT, when I started on the quilt, I made the first one and it looked horrible…..
OKAY….pick that out and switch to arcs!!
I found that, if I concentrated, I could easily move from blcok to block without having to stop…..
I ended up having to break thread twice but wouldn’t have if I had planned it better. Oh Well!!
I was racing along to finish the borders when I hit this slight snag…..
Don’t you hate it when the backing fabric gets folded over!!
Here is the finished quilt……
Come back tomorrow and we will do a recap!!!
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