The applique is on hold this week and as the weather has turned cooler, I've been quilting my Licorice Allsorts quilt.I'm on the last round before the borders and got stumped as to what to do there.
I usually decide on the quilting designs as I'm making a quilt but had no idea what to do for the borders. How do you decide on the quilting design?
I looked at the square shapes inside the quilt top.
I looked at the curves.
I just couldn't come up with something so I turned to my trusty book.
Perfect! The old Amish pattern echoes the shapes and will give about the same density of quilting. The interlocking circles can also be changed in size and the melon shapes are echoed. Best yet, it's easy to draw and easy to stitch.
These circle templates are the bomb, I use them so often for all sorts of things.
I can't turn the corners the same on each side so I'm just going to say that this is no competition quilt and I'm channeling Gwen Marston and not being precious about it. There's a little girl waiting for this quilt so I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of the month.
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