I’ve thought about how to quilt this, and following Judy’s suggestion, I’m going to try a variation on concentric circles. I read on a blog somewhere recently (sorry, I can’t find which one now) that you can now buy printed maps of New York as quilting patterns. These two things got me thinking…
From it’s inception, this quilt has been about busy city life. Curiously, I started it when I lived in the city, and I’m finishing it living in the country. Anyway, the look I want to achieve with the quilting is streets and round abouts. If you have a look at my post about my Christmas table runner, you’ll see I did some practice concentric circles joined by straight lines. I now need to figure out how to extrapolate this to a larger scale and keep it interesting without turning the quilt into a piece of carboard by quilting it too much.
Luckily, that gives me plenty other than work to think about while I have a couple of days of holidays left.
Off to greet our visitors and to indulge in some left-over-Christmas-ham sandwiches.
PS: I’d better unearth the tables in my sewing room before I start quilting too or there’ll be an avalanche of stuff as soon as I start sewing 🙂