This was the finished quilt prior to the binding being put on. Love the design, and I think Emily did a great job!
I chose two motifs do be used on this quilt. One was a continuous loop that was stitched throughout the green pieces on the quilt to give uniformity to the design.
The other motif was simple double wavy lines with curved lines connecting them on the larger pieced blocks. While these two designs won’t be winning any ribbons at quilting shows, I’m sure, it does enough to simply enhance the quilt without drawing so much attention to the quilting that you can’t even see the actual quilt or blocks anymore. I know this is nothing special, but I just want to point out that not every quilt has to be QTD. (Quilted to death)
I recently saw a quilt on Instagram from a quilter I follow on a log cabin quilt. The quilter is extremely talented and really takes quilting to a new level. The log cabin quilt was QTD. Quilted. To. Death. It looks good. But the actual quilt is lost in the quilting. What purpose does this serve? I almost feel like it is just to inflate the ego of the quilter, and maybe the piecer requested this…but I wouldn’t think so. Shouldn’t the piecing and quilting work together to make the quilt balanced overall? I would really like to post a picture of what I’m talking about, but I don’t want to demean anyone’s work.
Also, keep in mind that I’ve only been sewing and quilting since about 2011. So really, in the grand scheme of things, what do I know? 🙂 Just something to chew on and think about when it comes to quilt design…does more sometimes equal less?