Sometimes a quilt sits around FOREVER and I simply can’t decide on a pattern to actually quilt it. When that happens I usually do one of two things…I either go very simple and quilt straight (somewhat…mostly straight) lines running down the quilt, or I go to this website and browse the really cool assortment of designs until something strikes me. Sometimes I am really focused on a project and have the quilt design and fabrics coordinate with the quilting design, as with this quilt called “Birds of a Feather”. Because the backing fabric of this quilt featured our Birds In Flight pattern, I chose a quilting design that (to me at least!) represented the close up detail of a bunch of soft, downy feathers. Not all quilts get this special treatment, but sometimes the inspiration just hits that way.
As of right now…No, as of the last two weeks, I have had the same quilt sitting on my table and I can not decide how to quilt it, so I’m going for lines. Simple, straightforward, back and forth. Sounds refreshing, actually. Click this link to be directed to my Etsy shop and take a closer look at Birds of a Feather.