Do you ever start your quilting thinking I will just keep this simple and then…. It’s always a process for me. I start with a simple idea, but it just doesn’t look finished and so… and so…. and so.
This is the case with what I am working on now. I thought a simple design using a stencil. I knew the moment I did it there needed to be more. So I added stitch in the ditch, and extended to add where seams would be if the corner beam block had continued on the other side. Am I satisfies yet? Ummmm, no.
So what next? Let’s double the line. There is too much puff making the design seem too simple.
Next i echoed the stitching lines inside which gave more definition, improving the design.
This still keeps the design simple without being too boring. I may still add some stippling in the second ring which would pop the initial stencil design, but may be too much for this “simple” quilt. I don’t want it stiff.
This quilt is extra puffy which is part of the challenge. I have two layers of batting in it. On purpose??? Yes, of course. A tip I picked up from Jamie Wallen of Quilters Apothecary. I have a layer of 80/20 cotton/polyester batting by Hobb’s. On top of it I put a layer of Legacy wool. Why? To show off the quilting. Adds more puff so you add more quilting.
Each quilt is a journey. I like to see it all the way through. Thanks for coming along.