Irreverent reflections on design, fabric, family, faith, or whatever sparks my imagination...
Monday, July 30, 2012
Drunken Dragons Quilt FMQ: The Final Stretch
Blazing Sun or Rose of Sharon?
Okay, so this is what I'm doing to fill in some of the dead space around the digitized quilting motif I stitched in the center of each circle of my drunkard's path quilt. I probably should have practiced this first before starting in on the actual quilt, because for one thing, I'm not executing this design very smoothly. Furthermore, now that I step back and take a look at it, what I intended to be quilted flames shooting out from my blazing suns now looks an awful lot like LEAVES around a ROSE OF SHARON flower. Shhh... Don't tell Lars I'm quilting flowers into his Drunken Dragons quilt! At this point, I just want to be finished already and on to something else. I'm hoping that my flames/leaves will get better as I work my way throught the 35 quilt blocks, so I'm skipping around all over the quilt top as I do the free motion "flames." The idea is that the wobbly early attempts will be less noticeable if they aren't all consecutive. I suppose I could add more flames and/or echo quilting between the flames. I'm going to quilt a few more this way tomorrow, then step back and make a decision. Nothing good happens in my sewing room after 10 PM anyway!