I opened up this file yesterday to do some virtual quilting.
However, because most of the designs have pieced blocks in every available space, there was little room for extra quilting lines to be added amongst all the seam lines. That lead to me playing with the block designs to simplify some of them to leave room for quilting. I could have used some solid, plain squares, but that didn’t seem to work very well.
I spent a lot of my fist coffee break playing with one of the blocks, which eventually lead to the inner and outer borders of the design above. (This kept me occupied through lunch and afternoon tea breaks.)
I also managed to find just a little bit of space for some creative quilting on one of the other block designs. (It was a boring evening on TV.)
It is going to be a challenge to use only pieced block designs to create quilting designs as my first instinct is to add some applique designs, but I want to avoid that. Mind you, I might start another project file with the same fabrics, and the same blocks, and add some applique blocks to the mix.
PS. I have perfected an easy way to make ice coffee. Make a large cup of hot coffee on a wintery day, then get distracted by playing with quilt designs in Electric Quilt 7. Works every time!