Saturday, October 20, 2012

Design Decisions

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've now started two of the Disappearing Fat Quarters mystery quilts, the second one so that I could help my friend with the instructions she missed.

I took both quilt tops to class today and here's what I've decided:

This one is done.  It will be a Christmas table topper and I love it just the way it is.

So I will just be quilting it as is and binding it and it will be done.   I really love this colourway.

This one is not done and I've been struggling with what to do next:

I only got some dark green borders on it after this point and then I packed it in and decided that before I cut fabric and waste it, that I would do some designs in EQ7 first.

I narrowed it down to these two:

Option #1
Option #2

I've decided I like the second option more as it highlights the flying geese and doesn't fight with that border.  I also like the way it looks like ribbon and adds some nice curve illusions to the quilt.

I'm going to sleep on it and see if I still feel the same way tomorrow.

Until next time,


1 comment:

  1. Hey, I don't see this quilt in the more recent posts so I'll add my suggestion. For the second option I would work the border from the corners in to the middle. Start by getting the corners so the pattern is correct such as corner block is the way it is. The blocks on each side can then connect to it. Get that pattern going and see if it will match that way all around. I doubt if it will. However then you could make the center block on the sides the "different" block. Maybe make a different block, or a solid, or look for some block that might match it. And, you are pretty proficient with eq. I am awful with it! Good luck with this.