I was stumped at first (you’ll see a lot of initial thoughts from all over designs to different ways of thinking about the relationship of the elements of the quilt in the timelapse video below), but when I found a path through the shapes I knew I was on the right path!
I *think* I have also figured out why the resolution on this timelapse and my previous Meringue quilting plan timelapse are a bit grainy. So hopefully my next one will be a bit sharper. Here’s hoping I remember what I need to do differently and that I’m right, haha!
When it was all put together, I knew I was really happy with the quilting plan for Garden Peony. Which made me think about my Meringue quilting plan, which still felt… incomplete. So, based on some great feedback on my blog post last week, I made a few tweaks.
Almost all of the feedback I received was that people really liked the echo quilting. I honestly wasn’t sold on it and preferred the quilting plan without the echo quilting. But Kathleen McCormick from Kathleen McMusing suggested I consider ending the grid at where the echo quilting begins, and she was so, so right. Sandra Walker from mmmquilts also suggested I look at 3 echo lines, and I doodled that as well (both with and without the grid lines behind the echoes), and I think the right balance for this quilt is 2 (which is 3 lines if you consider the outline quilting I’ll do around the perimeter. Is that cheating, Sandra, haha??).
I also had a suggestion in my Facebook group by Linda McLaren that I adore (note she shared a zoomed portion of the sketch of the Kona Spice orange peel shape next to the center curve star for a point of reference): “It would also be fun to have the cross hatching in the transparency segments to have the quilting thread from the 2 colours (eg here, cheddar and dark brown)”. I am so thankful for all the input and suggestions and now that I’m confident on the path forward, it’s time to mark and baste some quilts!!