My friend made this quilt and asked me to do the quilting on it. With no particular recipient and permission to quilt what I thought would look good, I decided on a semi-custom design that included a different motif in the 3 main areas of the quilt: border, background and blocks.
Here are some test motifs on my clear plexiglass. It's my go-to tool when I want to see how a design will look on the quilt.
I felt like this top "wanted" a more modern or masculine quilting motif. A lot of times if you think "modern" you'll think of designs that work for a guy's quilt. Pointy, straight lines and geometric shapes work well. As you can see, I used the 2 designs on the left side of the plexiglass.
Wavy lines with points were quilted in the background and spiral squares in the squares! You can see how I easily moved across the quilt from square to square.
Moving across the quilt can sometimes be tricky and the less stops and starts, the better. I was able to quilt the long curves in the border, then the first set of wavy points in the background, then a row of spiral squares, then the next set of wavy points and so on. I really love how this quilt turned out. Thanks, Susan, for letting me quilt your lovely creation!
My favorite way to express my creativity is with fabric. Join me as I share my journey with you. I hope you'll be inspired to create something too!