Hey there! Mary sent me another quilt top to do up for her. She liked my Welsh influenced quilting and wanted something like that for this quilt. So I am going with flowy vines in the background and Welsh leaves in the blocks. Well, the Welsh leaves will be in some of the blocks, I am not totally sure what I am going to put in the other blocks. I am thinking about it while I am quilting the vines.
Vines are really fun to quilt. All you have to do it draw a loosy-goosy line in chalk, then use it as your guide for the leaves to grow off of. I really like the results and would like to do this on some more of my quilts!
See, just make a wavy line. I used to doodle this sort of vine stem all over my notes in high school and college. Who knew then that I would be using it again like this now? All my notebooks were all but illuminated with quilt-like designs. And I didn't even quilt back then! I think that is neat.
I do the top of the vine first and then come back and do the bottom. I also do some minimal marking in the blocks for the Welsh leaves, but I will show them later when I figure out what I want to do in the other half of the blocks. Anyway, this is a bit of my process. I hope you are having a great day!