So I am making a quilt this dark and rainy weekend. The photos will show the truth of the "dark" part of my statement.
I started the applique part a while ago. The story of the applique part goes something like this:
- Design applique
- Prep applique
- Cut into a circle, incorrectly beyond repair
- Re-prep applique
- Cut into a circle, incorrectly yet repairable, but do not notice it at first
- Piece into background sideways
- Remove from background
- Notice the incorrect circle-cutting
- Un-applique a leaf
- Re-applique the leaf so it is well inside the piecing
- Re-piece circle into the background, correctly
- Lie down in a darkened room to recover
Once I recovered, I was ready to quilt. Have I mentioned how much I love my sweet Sweet Sixteen? I do, I do, I do! I am excited to quilt this quilt on my baby.
I quilted the background of the applique:
I quilted two fun circle patterns:
The it was time to add the background quilting. I chose diamonds:
Problem. I felt the diamonds were too big and puffy and distracted from the circle motifs. Agree?:
I decided to add some quilting to the center of the diamonds.
Choice #1 -- inner diamonds.
Choice #2 -- pumpkin seeds:
Choice #3 -- spiral diamonds:
Choice #4 -- concentric diamonds:
I decided to keep this design, for now at least.
I still have to un-quilt my rejected designs. Words cannot express how excited I am to pick out 18 stitches to the inch in 100-weight thread. Maybe chocolate will help?