Saturday, January 2, 2010
I learned that I like symmetry more than I thought I did. It bothered me that the center sashing was going to be quilting differently in the vertical space than the horizontal space. So, being the queen of my own quilt, I quilted them all the same.
I learned that it can be fun to quilt traditional designs in a non-traditional way. Those funky Baptist Fans were really fun to quilt, and they went fast. The squiggly crosshatching was also very easy, and much less stressful to quilt that regular crosshatching.
Lastly, I learned that when quilting is pretty dense it bothers me that there are empty spaces. When I was stitching the serpentine design on the last outer border, it bothered me that there was empty space between the arcs. I put in some squiggly lines similar to what I did in the bear paw blocks. I bothers me that there are empty spots in other places, but not enough for me to go back and quilt them.
Now I have some new quilting designs in my pocket. Thank you, Cindy.