Have you been contemplating how you would quilt my Irish Eyes top? For those that were working in Electric Quilt or Art and Stitch, I hope my mini-tutorials from last week were helpful.
Let me share how I approached coming up with quilting designs for this top. I worked in Art and Stitch for my quilting solution.
The quilt has a fair number of "open spaces". So I decided to go with custom. I identified the potential quilting zones in the quilt.
I then came up with a quilting design to fill one of the unique spaces. I knew I wanted some curves in the quilting and frankly I just doodled a bit until I found something I liked.
The other elements were pretty much based on this particular element. For the center circle, I created a magic circle.
I connected the images. I needed to add one more line to connect the final image back to the beginning image.
Then I added smooth nodes at the center of all the connecting line segment. I also put a couple of placement circles in the center of the block. Then I dragged the smooth nodes to one of the circles.
For the half circles, I took a section of the wreath block.
I created a smaller less complex wreath for the smaller blocks in the border.
I just used the top of the original element for the square within a square unit and the half blocks in the border.
The corner was a little wonky, so I played with a number of these elements to fill the space.
The overall look is as follows:
Borders were filled as follows:
Overall, I am pleased with the results. I just now need to find some time to get the quilt on the machine to get it finished.
Free Quilting Design
Would you like to play with my primary motif. I've included a pdf of the image along with the Art and Stitch file.
Time to Party
Did you come up with some ideas on how you would quilt this? Maybe a pantograph or edge to edge design? Or some other favorite designs from your collection?
If you blogged about it, I am hoping you would be willing to share your blog here. If not blogging, come back later in the week to see the other blogger's posts.
Here are the guidelines:
New Easter Quilt Idea
I was playing in Electric Quilt this week and decided this would make a nice Easter quilt. Stay tuned for more about this quilt.
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