What I am lovin’ most about this series is the fact that I started with quilting patterns, then added colour to make them applique blocks.
Now I have a collection of mix and match block and quilting designs to play with.
Why didn’t I think of this years ago!
This is the same quilt top as the first design I added yesterday … with three different quilting options!
In the design above I even added an extra layer of quilting designs so I could use the string of ovals border over a seam line, but I only used the corners of the outer row.
But the outer row can still be used even when it is overlapped by the extra layer of blocks on Layer 3 … and this last one is the one I would choose … at least until I design another one I like and get the quilting just right!
Now, what if … I swap techniques … quilt the applique, and applique the quilting pattern?
I support the use of stippling, and the areas left un-quilted in the virtual design above I would fill in with stippling in a matching thread.
All I would want to do is flatten the spaces between the featured quilting, not add another pretty design to the overall quilt, and stippling is the most boring design to look at in an overall view of the quilt.