Are you working on a Sun Rays Quilt? This one took me a bit of time to decide what to do for quilting it. For the cover photo on the pattern, I wanted to design some unique elements to fill the background space. All the quilting was designed and digitized with Art and Stitch software -- although the designs could also be executed with both domestic machines and hand-guided longarm set-ups.
Let's start with how I analyzed the quilt top. I will use my EQ drawing as it is a little easier to draw out my designs on it.
I came up with two primary elements to feature in my quilting.
The next step was to add the tan stars design. I used a small tear drop to connect all the elements together. For the partial sashing I did a variation on this same theme.
I then copied the leaf and mirror imaged it. I then connected to the sections. I liked this design as it allowed for some stretching/shrinking to ensure the design fit into my final borders.
Here are a few close-ups of the finished quilt.
In my video last week, I mentioned I was working on a wall hanging sized quilt. Let me share the finished quilt.
This quilt was pieced using the Softly Spoken collection by Marcus Brothers. For quilting the wall hanging I decided to use a pantograph by Jessica Schick from Digitech. I thought it added some nice curves to the geometric piecing.
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