Now that I knew what I was going to do with the borders it was time to figure out what to do with the main blocks. There are two main blocks in the quilts. There are a BUNCH of half square triangles (HSTs) and two rows of flying geese.
One thing that I knew is I wanted the quilting on the quilt to flow and work together. But I didn’t want to do an all over pattern.
I auditioned several different patterns. The patterns needed to work well on both the HSTs and flying geese. They needed to work with the feel of they quilt. And they needed to challenge me!
First I looked at just doing an echo around the seams. Boy, that would be a lot of starting and stopping. More than I wanted to take on.
But I wanted something that would challenge me more. And the bounce pattern just wasn’t speaking to me for this quilt. I could add some more interest to the bounce with a loop or two. Getting closer. I could do straight loops. Hmmm. Possible.
OH! That was it!!! Now, I practiced them over and over on the transparency until I could repeat them smoothly. How would it look on the quilt though? I put the transparency paper on the quilt.