Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Sunshine and quilting

It is a sunny day here - hooray! I have had some time this morning to think about how I was going to quilt my Strawberry Fields quilt.
I have tried going around the blocks but it didn't add anything to the quilt, although it was a very safe option. When I asked for suggestions, some folk thought that baptist fans would work. Now, I didn't even know what a baptist fan was, so I had to google that one. I have had a go this morning of doing a fan shape over the top of each block. It certainly gives movement to the quilt so I will probably continue with this pattern.


I am drawing around a plate and then quilting along the line. If I have enough determination I might do a second arc within the middle section of the block. 

Finally, Lily's Small Blog Meet was fun yesterday and I met some new people as I hopped from one blog to another. If you haven't done it yet, then follow this link here.
I hope that the sun is shining where you are.
Di xo

7 comments:

  1. I love the Baptist fan as a traditional quilting design that gives interest to simple settings. It is the perfect choice for your quilt. I love that fabric line, by the way.

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  2. Oh you are brave. I have never done any quilting other than straight line or fmq! This will look wonderful.

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  3. I think fans are a great choice - have fun!

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  4. *waves* The fans look fab, clever idea to draw around the plate to get a regular shape.

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  5. *waves too* Thanks for dropping by on my blog!:) Wish I was more adventurous with my quilt. The last quilt that I started FMQ has been left untouched for the last 4 months! I mostly go for the 'safe' straight lines. Love the name 'strawberry fields' btw!

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  6. Love it! I hope you do have enough patience to do a second fan if you feel it necessary. Curves/arcs/circles are tricky little buggers. I can't wait to see the quilting finished!

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  7. This looks amazing! So skillful to be doing round shapes!

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