Love how you have put this together!
Thanks, Quilbee . I'm still scratching my head as to how I'm going to actually do it. So far I've added wide strips around each 12" block, and my plan is to square them in the position I want them. (Slightly angled, not just turned one way or another.) I see a lot of wasted fabric ahead of me, but I'm set on this design. We'll see!
Yeah I can't think of another way to do it, but the end result should be worth the effort i think!
I love the mixed sizes and angles. If I were quilting it I'd use "organic" lines--sorta wavy, not exact echos. I'd go diagonal with them. I think it would give the effect of wind blowing leaves down.
Intersecting diagonal like my photo, just more wavy/organic/casual, you mean? Another option would be wavy diagonal in one direction. I've got my sketch pad out and a few books, I'm going to hopefully come up with something tonight. I'll practice these wavy lines and see what I can come up with. Thanks, Clairealex .
Clairealex I love that idea... I think the organic slightly wavy diagonal lines (or getting more exact, windy blowing waves with spirals in the borders around the leaves) would look great!
Juline I was thinking one direction, not intersecting. More windy look and would take less time to do only one direction.
I like the wavy lines idea. I just finished a quilt where I did rows of horizontal wavy lines with random freemotion spirals thrown in here and there. Gave a feeling of swirling wind. You could even freemotion simple leaves here and there as you're doing the wavy lines. Should be pretty quick and easy.
The windy suggestion will soften the angles, be fast, and spirals will finish it off nicely. Good suggestions ClaireAlex. Please post a pic of the finished project whatever you decide.
Okay, thanks ladies. You think diagonal wavy lines would be good? I think they'd be easier than one loooooong (70") line.
Yes, diagonal is my vote. Not only easier, but "windier." And I like laurawestkong 's idea of occasional spirals.
I'm currently working on diagonal, intersecting waves. I'm not even halfway, and I need to finish tonight. Wish me luck.
I love how you quilted this wonderful!
Yay, it looks great!!
The quilting really adds to the table runner. Very nice
I agree with HawkFan , I love the meandering quilting and it looks like something I could pull off without having to FMQ. Also love the falling leaves and your clever way of using your "practice" blocks!
Juline , FMQ is the one thing I've not enjoyed. I can't seem to get my stitch lengths to be consistent and it drives me crazy (I like order ). I guess I just have to keep practicing . . .
Looks great Juline -love how you quilted it!
Thank you! It brought in $140 at the auction where I donated it.
Great quilt and that is an awesome amount from the auction!
Cheers on the design, the quilting, the TIMING, and that it brought $140!
Wow...great quilt. I love your design and color choices. It's beautiful. And the quilting makes it so pretty. Very nice.