Thursday, 22 January 2015

Night Flowers - Quilting Options

I'm playing with quilting designs for Night Flight. First, I picked out the threads. Mmm, yummy! Yep, I'm going to mix it up with different thread weights and brands. I'm such a badass.

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Next, I tried some different motifs with dry erase markers on my plexiglass trial quilting sheets.

First up, matchstick quilting with triangular spirals.


That's a lot of starts and stops.

Arrow spirals. I like that flow a lot better and somewhat fewer stops and starts. 


Maybe something different in the negative space though, like this maze.


Or maybe a smaller version.

And then I decided to play with the walking foot quilting style I learned from Heather Lair.


I'm definitely smitten with one of them. Can you guess which one?

Have an awesome day!

14 comments:

  1. Of course, it will be the last one! Question, though, I can't remember the size of this. Will it be a wall hanging, a crib size, a lap quilt? I would just make sure the density of the quilting matches its intended use... I like the idea of breaking up the negative space by different patterns.

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  2. BooYahh...Hell yes that's a winner:) Love it!!

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  3. the last one looks great. I didn't know Heather Lair taught machine quilting.I took a postcard and bag class from her once. Her passing was a big loss to us all.

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  4. Wonderful design! You will certainly have a show stopping design!

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  5. Too hard to decide. Whichever you choose, I will fall head over heels for!

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  6. I hope the one you love is the last one, that is awesome!

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  7. Love the photo with all the cottons set in a line. This is going to be awesome whichever design you choose

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  8. What a huge bad ass! Love the colors and love the thread! I'm thinking the last one?

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  9. Oh man I am loving that last one!!!

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  10. Gotta be that last one hasn't it?

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  11. Hard to decide, but can't wait to see the finished project. Definitely getting a piece of plexiglass to do previews.

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