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Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Quilting Grew Like Topsy

The yellow Ohio Star crib quilt which was supposed to be a quick-finish project has turned into the opposite. Like Circe, those feathered wreaths in the centre alternate blocks kept calling my name so I continued the same motif into the setting triangles. I am stopped now to think on what comes next.
The thinking has taken as long as the actual sewing. I am torn between quilting down the white background spaces around the stars to make them stand out more...or leave them as is just outline quilted. Perhaps all the star needs is a little swirl in the centre. I don't want this piece quilted to death, as it is a baby quilt and should be soft and cuddly. It needs space to pouf. After the stars are thought out, then the thinking turns to the outer border.
I expect with all those feathers in the centre, the border motif will be a no-brainer...and my brain could use a little rest!


  1. Wow! Beautiful Karen! I would leave the white, and just something simple in the border.

  2. If you do something in the white areas it will definitely not look as soft and fluffy.
    It is beautiful right now. i can't wait to see what you do for a border.

  3. I love the quilting you have done so far. I would be tempted to leave the white areas alone. Sometimes simple really is better. The wreaths are beautiful. Can't wait to see the completed project.

  4. That is gorgeous, just the way it is. Do the border, and call it done. Sometimes more is too much.

  5. Ooooh, that is pretty! See what the quilt tells you after the border is done....a tiny star in the white square would be cute.

  6. Such a gorgeous quilt. I would also leave the whites but do somehting simple in the yellow centers. can't wait to see this finished :)