I posted about this project a few weeks ago: "Indigenous Zig Zag"
I bought the fabric at last years' Australasian Quilting Convention here in Melbourne. It was a very large bundle of fat quarters, each piece a different design inspired by Australian aboriginal art work. I pulled out the gold/red/brown prints and used a quilt design I'd purchased in Florida several years ago (but hadn't gotten around to making).
Well - here it is!
|(doublclick to see a larger image)|
It took me a while to decide how to quilt this one. Using brown thread was pretty much an easy decision. I chose solid brown fabric for the backing, and dark brown thread pretty much disappears on the top. But what stitch design should I use?
I got out my rulers! I did a simple, straight-forward stitch-in-the-ditch around the 3 narrow outer borders, then did the same "...in the ditch" around the copper zig zags. But I needed just a bit more quilting in the large center of the quilt.
Here's a closeup photo with lines drawn in yellow, showing the stitch pattern for the quilting. It's just inter-connected triangles - simple, really.
|The stitching around the outer borders is easier to see on the back, as is the zig-zag and triangle shapes.|
I still have half the fat-quarters stack I bought at the convention last year. I may just make another one of these!