Bright Stripes - A Work in Progress
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I always like reading about people's thought processes so I thought I'd share what quilting designs I've been considering for Bright Stripes, my test of my soon-to-be Falling For Stripes pattern. Figuring out the quilting used to intimidate me -- so many options! -- but now I rather enjoy it because I can test out ideas using the trial quilting sheets before committing.
For the original Falling For Stripes, I did square spirals in all of the stripe blocks and different straight line motifs in the yellow and orange sections. For the pink, burgundy and purple sections, I echoed the blocks for the most part about 1" apart.
For Bright Stripes, I wanted a different feel with the quilting. Something that would soften or contrast with the feel of the crisp white background and rainbow stripe squares. Apologies for the photos -- I can't use the flash with the trial quilting sheets.
Some spiral quilting?
I like the straight lines, but the corner is not doing it for me. Maybe take the spirals all the way to the corner to separate the straight lines?
Yes, I think so. I did the spirals on all the blocks, but found that there's a lot of space along the edges that I didn't want to be all straight lines. Back under the trial quilting sheet to play some more.
That's looking better. Come back Friday when I host TGIFF! to see what I decided to do. You are also most welcome to link up one (or more!) of your own recent finishes.