Free Motion Friday – Deanne’s Quilt

 

FREE MOTION FRIDAY!

FREE MOTION FRIDAY!

Happy Friday!! Which means… FREE MOTION FRIDAY! WOOT WOOT!

Today, Deanne sent this quilt for me to play with:

Deanne's Quilt

Deanne’s Quilt

She says:

Hi Kathleen.  This is Deanne.  I finished this Wonky 9-patch a year ago.  I wanted to quilt it with a lot of wavy lines to reflect the wonkyness of the design lines, sort of like the fill you used with Dreamin’ Color Urban Tiles, but the more I think about it, I think that would be pretty boring on this quilt.

How would you crank up the interest a bit, given how little detail there is to work with in each block?  Of course, that was what made it so fast and fun to put together in the first place 🙂

So, here we go,

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I’m starting by doing some fun fills in the boxes. To emphasize the wonky, something different in each one. I also switched designs in the different coloured pieced part.

In a second email Deanne also mentioned

 I would like to know how you would quilt this so it appears that the white space and border are all background with the wonky boxes floating on it.

So…

Photo 2014-08-22, 10 09 10 AM

I went with diagonal lines radiating throughout the white spaces and borders, breaking when I hit coloured fabric. I think this makes a cohesive quilt background that will really make the piecing pop.

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Then, to add a bit of wonkiness back in, I then am going to fill in every other diagonal with a different fill.

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Then, to finish things off, I’m going to go add a fill to the coloured background squares.

So that’s Deanne’s quilt!  Remember, if you want me to play with your quilt, email a picture to kathleen(at)kathleenquilts.com

Later days,
Kathleen.

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