I recently quilted the purple quilt that was posted as one of the jelly roll race quilts. I was told to quilt it however I wanted to. So for inspiration I looked at one of the fabrics within the quilt.
This funky flower is repeated in several fabrics within the quilt. Since the quilt has a random placement of pieces, I felt that an overall pattern would suit the quilt. Usually I stop for borders but since the border was fairly small, I decided to quilt right over it. I played with drawing the flower until I came up with this design. I will show how I quilted the continuous design beginning with a loop in the centre, and then petals around.
Next I finished the petals and then placed another line of quilting within the petals to add a little depth to the quilting.
When the petals were finished I went into the circle in the centre and quilted some smaller circles.
I randomly placed the smaller circles.
After completion of the flower I quilted outlining to fill in the space between the flowers.
The thread I used was a signature 40 wt turquoise. I decided that the quilt was purple enough! Those of you that know me might find that statement a little funny.
The flowers were between 6" and8". This was big enough that I could do the outlining between flowers without over quilting.
I was pleased with the final result. What do you think?