Monday 13 June 2011

How would you quilt this?

Because I quilt for customers, I am lucky to see different quilting designs on a wide variety of quilts.

The colours and fabrics are cues as to what quilting would look good on the quilt, combined with some important questions to ask the customer -

Who is the quilt for?
How densely can it be quilted?
Is it going to be washed and used a lot or be mainly decorative?

The answers to these questions help me determine the best quilting for each particular quilt.

A week or so ago I posted about an article in Machine Quilting Unlimited (click here to see the post). I always find it interesting to see the same quilt quilted in different ways.

The quilts in the magazine were beautifully and heavily quilted.

I asked myself - how would I quilt this snowball design if my customer asked for a light custom quilting, it was made in pinks and she was planning to give it to her five year old grand daughter?

I came up with some ideas and roughly sketched them.

I like the single daisy with leaves and swirls the best. Which one do you prefer?

So I challenge you – how would you quilt this if it were to be given to a young girl?

If you want to have a play, feel free to download this blank design and print it out.

If you decide to post your sketches, please leave a comment saying that you have done so for anyone else interested in having a look.

Have fun with it…..


  1. I think both look great. I am a big fan of wreaths myself, but for a small child a flower design would probably be a better choice...
    Best wishes,

  2. I like the single on two and the hearts daisy on two. :)

  3. I like the one on the right hand side which looks like little hearts on the end.