Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What’s On My Design Wall


As someone said last week, there’s nothing but threads on my design wall. But that’s OK, I’m quilting. For about a week I debated on how I was going to quilt this quilt — the Sylvia Bridal Sampler Blue & Brown Swap. If I quilted in on the long arm, I was leaning toward this design:


But I didn’t know how I was going to quilt the borders. There’s a lot of ‘negative space’ begging for something cool. Here on the blog, one of my readers suggested since it’s a traditional setting go for traditional quilting and suggested Baptist Fans.  I keyed in on the ‘traditional quilting’ and thought about some of the antique quilts I have and decided even with the ‘negative space’ a grid would be in keeping with the quilt and was something I could manage on my machine here at home.

The grid is completely done in one direction and I’m guessing about 1/3 of the way done in the other direction. My guess is by mid-week I’ll have another finish to report, then I’ll flip back to piecing. That last shirt backing needs to be done and I’d like to baste both Disappearing 9-Patches over the weekend.

See what others are working on over at Patchwork Times.

2 Thoughts on “What’s On My Design Wall

  1. I like the setting you did with your Blue and Brown Blocks. I need to look closer to see if I swapped a block with you that time. I think I did the Kansas Troubles Block for that swap. Glad you found a way to make the quilting work out.

  2. very pretty, I understand the decision on how to quilt something is very important, I am sure it will turn out ok

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