Thursday, July 24, 2014

Listening to Your Quilt Talk

Do your quilts talk to you?  Mine sure talk to me!  I usually start out with a pretty good idea of how I want the quilt I am working on to go together, and sometimes that's just how it works.  More often than not, however, the quilt decides that it has it's own plan.  When I started this one, I had in mind to quilt it in a pattern of overlapping boxes.  As I was pressing the finished top, however, I noticed that the print in the sashing had little swirls that overlapped.  The design looked really familiar to me, so I got out my copy of Angela Walters book Free Motion Quilting and found what I was looking for - concentric circles!

 I really love the how the circles look on this geometric quilt!  It really adds great interest to the quilt and looks so great.  They were fun to quilt too - not super hard and I didn't get myself stuck too many times!
It was fun to get this quilt done over just a few days, I just love a little instant (almost) gratification!  I guess it pays to listen when your quilt decides to talk to you!

This pattern is my original design - CityScape.  I made this baby size quilt using 7 different music theme fabrics with teal sashing and royal blue cornerstones.  It's going to Threads That Bind as a shop sample for a while and will eventually be for sale in my Etsy Shop.  It measures 38 by 48 and is a fast and easy quilt to make!

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