I moved the blocks to the design wall (duh), stepped back and... YES! You'll have to wait a day to see what I saw. For now you can be in suspense, knowing that somewhere in this quilt is an incredibly rich eggplant batik!
here and here for their stories which tells why I ended up with two of these sweeties!)
The block I'm using is one from the 150 Canadian Women quilt (see progress on it here) and if you spotted that it's the one in the second row fourth block from the left, you were right! I looked it up and found that it's called Baby Bud. In the Canadian Women quilt, it represents Shanawdithit, a Beothuk woman, the very last one of her people, who died at only 28. Her race was wiped out by, you guessed it, white Europeans.
In the large squares I decided, no, the quilt asked for, something fancy. I'd originally thought to quilt this with straight lines, get it done quickly, start on August's challenge. I'm quilting on my Bernina right now too, remember, as Avril needs a short stay in the hospital. Sounds like her issue isn't complicated, it's getting her there right now that is, more another time.
I remembered the spirograph type quilting that Angela Walters does, and the one that is on YouTube that I did on Dayna's graduation quilt, Shoot for the Moon.
|Yes!! the quilt said (and so did I). Here is the YouTube video link of how to do this.|
Corner quilting motif. It's simple but effective.
Step 1: Straight lines
Stitch with your walking foot or ruler foot a diagonal line down the centre of the square. Move to the midpoint of one adjacent side and stitch diagonally back to the starting corner. From that corner, stitch a third straight line to the midpoint of the other adjacent side. You could leave it as is.
Step 2: Wiggly lines
Switch to your free-motion foot or just stitch with the ruler foot on, (I prefer my free-motion foot because I can see my needle) and stitch a wiggly line between the edges and straight lines you just quilted.
It gives a 'shine' or burst kind of feel when quilted in the four corners of star blocks. So, hints as to the secondary pattern have been dropped, which leads me to the name of the quilt, Beothuk Star. Okay, off to finish this up and hopefully have a post on it for you tomorrow!
We had quite a few squirrel linkups in the previous DrEAMi! post. If you chased one last month, perhaps link up a post? It's open until Wednesday.
Cooking Up Quilts (Oh how I am loving the new look of Beth's site!)