I live by this motto.. although there are quilt tops out there you just can’t ignore, they are masterpieces in and of them selves. I can assure you though, I didn’t make them . So I stand with the quilting.
After quilting and binding I hold my breath as I take them out of the dryer. It’s amazing how much the quilting can in fact transform the top. What was once just standard becomes.. delicious! Even a simple stiple or background pattern can put the wow factor in there.
I’m still working on feather patterns and block patterns.. I get better each time I practice. I’m interested in thread painting too. It adds depth that simple patterns don’t get across.
I think the quilting does finish off the quilt with the ability to unify the design and fabric into the message the quilter is looking for…
- Tumbling Blocks Quilt (panenka.squarespace.com)