Hello, I thought I would share with you my current WIP quilt. I am busy working on a watercolor quilt for a friend, Barb. In the spirit of showing you how I work, here is a picture of the quilt top, followed by a picture of my proposed quilting lines:
You might have to click twice on the second image to see the drawn lines. I want to create faux borders, also use a quilting technique called continuous curve to divide the border from the main quilt body, also call attention to the watercolor panels. The panels I will quilt each one individually and the remainder of the quilt will get my Carla Asian floral freehand fill.
Most quilters would choose to quilt an edge-to-edge design on a busy floral quilt such as this. The theory behind that is that the stitching really won’t show, so why go to the extra effort?
“Why do the expected?” I always say. I want to also showcase the back side of this quilt which consists of lovely batik fabric wholecloth. This quilt has lovely colors and will hang in a show next week. Also, I love to give “texture” to any quilt that comes my way. My friend, Barb, is a wonderful and accurate piecer- which I always appreciate.
In addition, I will add three 3-D dragonflies using stitched yarn, thread and some fibers to further enhance the quilt.. My friend, Jamie Wallen, taught me how to do this a few years ago. This quilt really calls for an extra touch of interest.