One of the quilting projects draped over my second floor balcony has me stumped for a quilting design. It’s for a small group 1:3 ratio challenge. I had little trouble designing the piece, but I’m dithering about how to quilt it.
Originally I thought about concentric circles or ovals radiating from each egg that would overlap each other. Then, I considered a spiky design with lots of lines quilted at angles to suggest nests for the eggs.
Here’s the design I developed using Paint software. I like this effect, but now have to figure out how to quilt the eggs themselves. One possibility would be to do more lines inside the eggs, bouncing off the edges. I drew them in very lightly below. I’d use thread color that corresponded to the dominant color in each egg.
Help! Your thoughts and ideas are welcome.
6 responses to “How Should I Quilt My Eggs?”
I think I would do something curvy inside of the eggs to provide some interest that would differentiate them from all of the extreme geometrics around them.
I’ve been thinking about doing inside the egg quilting that would resemble the piped icing swirls you find on big chocolate Easter eggs.
As I was reading, before I saw your pictures, I was thinking of a semi-circular design that would make the surface of each egg looked curved, with some intricate free motion quilting to be the nests. But when I saw your angular lines, for nest and eggs, I liked it! It’s unpredictable – dare I say it’s a fresh “angle” on eggs.
Well, the angular design idea came about partly because I don’t use Paint very well. I did figure out how to draw straight lines with it.
How about soft wave like line that cross at different angles in each box (to resemble grass in an Easter basket). Or a different curve design in each box. The straight lines look very harsh to me for the eggs, looks like if you remove a line the egg will drop and break. Save the lines for a different project.
Hmm, I could create a sadistic Easter egg game like that children’s game where all the marble drop down if you remove the wrong straw. However, I will experiment with wavy lines to see what they might be like. Thanks for the suggestion.