Sunday, October 7, 2012

DESIGN DECISIONS



One of the most frequent questions in FMQ is how do you decide what to quilt where. This is a good example of that dilemma. I have multiple odd shapes that need to be united to keep the section as "one". The answer to me was to echo the shapes. I used 40 wt thread that is a sort of gold brown color. I did quilt the trees first with a 40 wt very black thread. I mention the weight of the thread as so many tutorials don't. The 40 wt thread shows more than a 50 wt. and I want the quilting to stand out. If you don't mind, I'll let you see the progression of the quilting and pass on any info I think will be helpful as I think Autumn has some quilting challenges.
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2 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I would love to see more of this.It is nice to know about the thread weight; as I know nothing about FMQ other than a little practice I get doing my challenge. I can us all the help i can get...thank you

Marls said...

This is a great choice of quilting for the area. Look forward to following the progress and choices you make.