For the broken dishes, I decided to quilt straight lines with a ruler. Looking at the triangles that kissed gave me the idea. Actually the word "kissed" gave me the inspiration to quilt the pairs in straight lines! This quilt will go to my daughter and her husband when they marry. Quilting the pairs with quarter inch lines fit great!
In the light and dark blue squares, I quilted a circle with the template and I quilted the squiggles free hand. I quilted this motif in lots of other areas in this quilt. I decided to include the neutral squares into the background swirl motif. Interestingly, once I made the decision, I felt like I had scored! I decided that since I felt that way, my decision was on the mark! I'll be quilting this border for a long time. Quilting the curvy swirl background is faster than quilting pebbles; but, not by much!
|Close up view of the lines and the squiggles|