Needing a bit of inspiration, I purchased a new DVD by Lisa Calle called Divide and Design, The Cure for Quilter’s Agoraphobia. Basically she takes those wide open spaces and divides them with curved or straight lines to break down the areas into manageable areas to quilt. So….I created a small quilt with an applique block left over from some long forgotten project to create larger areas for quilting. This little quilt is only 32″ square but it provided me with many hours of pleasurable design and quilting time.
Outer triangle and interior swag. Those straight, or mostly straight, lines are 1/4″ apart and theoretically line up with the interior straight lines. Filling that differently would have been a bit easier and it seems a bit crowded to me.
For my fellow thread collectors, I used Isocord and So Fine threads. Batting is wool and Quilter’s Dream cotton.
I highly recommend giving this technique a try.