Good Morning, Quilters,
As the seasons change, so do my “Vase Quilts”. I pulled this OLD quilt from my collection to highlight the colors of my velvet pumpkins. (Don’t forget to SAVE your pumpkin stems–and check your local pumpkin farmer or nursery for more–tutorial coming soon!)
How old is this quilt?
It is so old…there’s stippling on it…and we all know how I feel about stippling and meandering!
A side from the wormlike quilting on it, this quilt is one of my favorites and a good example of “POP Quilting”.
The shapes that are most noticeable are the circles, squares and lines that are not quilted…they “pop” right off the quilt and become the focal point.
DRAW ANY SHAPE
In the vase quilt, I filled the blocks with circles and squares and created a stripe throughout the border.
For this technique, draw any shape…
And then heavily quilt around it.
TO OUTLINE OR NOT OUTLINE
You can straight stitch the outline or you can omit this step.
I have done both ways and both work…though I favor outlining the shape before filling in the background.
Many motifs work well for this technique…
Straight line quilting
Even the Motif-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named….
Try this on YOUR next quilt–it works well on printed fabrics and blocks with a lot of piecing.
How will you POP YOUR next quilt?
We’d LOVE to hear!