I didn't used to think that the quilting part of making a quilt was too important. It has been the area of quilting I have put the least amount of creative time and energy in the past. That's changing.
I recently purchased some books that focus on just the quilting process and hope to use them to hone in on quilting more creatively. Do you have any favorite books on the quilting process you would recommend?
So about "Pieced Out". When I got to the point of quilting it, I was at a total loss. So what to do? Email a very competent and creative quilter I have become friends with through blogging.
Jacquie knew right away how it should be quilted and I followed her suggestion to a tee (and added just a few extra echos in the center). More importantly though, as I read Jacquie's response, a light bulb came on. I believe I'll look at quilts differently when I'm ready to quilt from here on out because of one comment she made. It was, "I think the shapes this creates are so fun".
It's amazing what one comment can do to your way of thinking. I used to look at the quilt as a whole. Which I think will continue to be an important thing to do for the sake of the quilt design. But now, when it's time to quilt, I'm going to look for the little nuances like shapes, lines, and pictures within the quilt to play on and accentuate. And hopefully this will make the quilting process more fun and less daunting.
I'm so excited for all the possibilities in my next project!