Three Flimsies – How to Quilt Them?
This past weekend we finished a quilt top called Garden Gate. It was a pattern that we received for free from the Fat Quarter Shop when we bought this Jolly Bar along with some nice white Bella fabric:
The name of the fabric is Sundrops by Cory Yoder for Moda. It has a pleasant color palate of orange, apricot, light green, yellow, brown and white. There are lots of flowers, strawberries, polka dots and other pleasing patterns. The color and patterns are 100% different from what we usually gravitate to, so we have no backing in our stash to use. Had I been thinking, I would have ordered a coordinating fabric right away. Duh!!
One of Three:
The Jolly Bars are 5″ x 10″ alternating with a 5″ x 5″ white block. I have no idea how to quilt this! Ellen from Corner to Corner Quilting told me the quilt often talks to her, and she takes her quilting cue from that. This quilt is not speaking to me at all. I would love to hear your suggestions! How would you quilt this? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
Another two quilt tops were just completed also – the animal panels. We bought these two panels on a trip to Arizona. We thought they were different panels with different animals but upon closer inspection they were exactly the same, just slightly different colors. Geez! So we added an extra center block of some fabric that is animal-related and matches instead of the original plan.
Two and Three:
Here is one of the panels. We added a dark blue, although here it looks navy, sashing. I could just some suggestions for quilting this as well. I could go to my standby, or straight-line quilting on the diagonal like I did for Dr. Suess.
If you have any ideas/suggestions for quilting either of these flimsies I welcome your opinions in the comments on our website or on Facebook. Thanks – and stay tuned.
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