Have I mentioned that I love fast and fun quilting? Oh yeah, I think I pretty much say that all the time. But I can’t help it, it’s so true. Today’s quilt is a great example of fast, fun quilting that adds interest to the quilt top (talk about a win/win!!!!)
This bargello-style quilt is really made up of strip of fabric of varying widths and different arrangements. When I saw it, I knew that I wanted the quilting to go along with the blended look of the quilt, but I didn’t want to just do an allover quilting design. So, I alternated between two different designs, a figure 8 design and a simple back and forth line.
It was as easy as “quilting by color”! I quilted the figure 8 design in the blueish white portions of the strips and when I would get to the tan sections, I switched to the back and forth line. I was so pleased with my choice…..until I notice that there were some strips that were way to narrow to quilt that design in.
Ugh! Of course, I didn’t notice it until I had already started, so it was too late to go back and switch it up. So when I got to those skinny strips, I lumped them together and quilted them as a larger strip with a completely different design.
What someone could call a mistake….I will simple call a design choice!
So the next time you make a mistake, embrace it and work your way around it. You may be more than pleasantly surprised by the result!
In other fun news, I had a chance to thumb through the first issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited!
This magazine is top-notch in every way! The content, the quality, everything about it is just perfect. I was also honored to write and article for them as well, “Modern Machine Quilting”.
I also had the pleasure of quilting Alex’s quilt which was featured in the magazine as well. I will be sharing pictures of those tomorrow, so be sure to check back in.