I used this fabric as inspiration for the quilting design in the setting triangles of this quilt. You can see there is a mixture of flowers, swirls, leaves and paisley shapes.
Then I incorporated them into a triangle shape – a few pages of sketches were discarded before getting to this stage.
When I found something I liked, I was ready to load the quilt. I marked the shapes and basic lines with chalk to see if I liked how it would fit into the area I was working with.
Once satisfied, I took a deep breath and started quilting.
It was a little intimidating to work with such a high contrasting thread as it shows every little wobble. Once I got started though, it was a lot easier than I thought. I even found that one line of stitching was not strong enough, so in some places I went over the stitching line twice to make it stand out even more.