I’ve been working on a quilt, and thought I would show you the block quilting just for fun- along with why I decided to quilt it this way.
Here is the block with the teeny tiny quilting:
The biggest challenge was in thread selection. Sometimes, when you have a huge contrast in the quilt block, you would audition thread that split the difference between the light and the dark- then go from there.
If I had done that on this quilt, I would have devalued the piecing work, along with the overall look of the quilt. It would have “muddied” the area down, and, imho, would not have worked as well.
So after thinking long and hard about it, I decided to quilt the light areas light, and the dark areas dark. I could even decide to just quilt the light only- as well. Another decision.
I still have the SID work to do, too… I’m a rare quilter in that I like to do that as my last step to give the areas crisp borders. It is just how I do it, there are really no right and wrong ways.
The overall quilt is interesting. It does something unusual in that the values flip on a diagonal line in the quilt. Before I can show you, I need to get Candy’s permission though.
Have a great weekend… Jack is coming over for his first sleepover with grandma and grandpa… woo-hoo!