Wednesday, September 20, 2017

More Is Just More, Right?

As a general rule, I tend to avoid highly quilted projects. I think in part because sometimes more is just, well... more. I'm a fabric, color, and print girl, so I'm naturally inclined towards simplicity in quilting and letting those elements shine. But secondly because I've not reached the comfort level that I would like to "over-quilt" a project, at least not on big ones anyway. With each new small project that I've taken on recently, I've decided to push myself when it comes to free motion quilting... and with my latest "Lovebirds" bonus project, I really wanted the quilting to go beyond my usual "keep it simple" mantra.

Quilting designs are not always as obvious to me as I would like them to be. I have several quilty friends, that immediately see a quilting design when they get ready to sit down and start quilting. Actually it was my husband that encouraged me on a few of the designs, and voted for favorite motifs. Like the pebble filled pomegranates and simple feathered bird wings...

 ... I'm thinking that I might like to revisit these simple curves to embellish my favorite orange peel designs.

Hmmm... ask me if I'm brave enough to go this dense on the big one? I may just have to get back to you on that one.  Any stories of quilting bravery to share? 


  1. Beautiful quilting! You've really come far with the fmq! This is a fabulous bonus project, just perfect.

  2. The pillow is very nice, I love your quilting.
    Greetings from Germany

  3. Just beautiful! Your quilting makes you applique pop!

  4. Like you, I tend to avoid really dense quilting. But lately I've tried it a few times and the texture has been so rewarding! I love what you've done with this pillow, especially the pomegranates. Just lovely!

  5. You have picked lovely quilting designs for all the shapes!


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