It's WIP Wednesday with the fabulous Lee over at Freshly Pieced and I need a little advice on my current WIP. You know, that's one of the reasons I love blogging. Yes, it's fun to be able to show off your triumphant finishes, but I personally get more out of sharing the process and the sometimes struggles. I love putting a WIP out there and getting input from my fellow crafters. I think that's part of what makes this online community so special. In an odd way it's helped us get back to the old days when people would gather together and create something as a group, wether it be raising a barn or making a quilt. It's given us a new, albeit modern, community.
Regular readers have been seeing a whole lot of Nancy's Quilt lately. If you're new to my blog you can check out her progress here, here, here and here. She's basted, so here's where you come in. New and regular readers alike I'd love some input on how I should quilt her. I know I want to straight-line stitch her. I started the first line of stitching in fact. At first I was just going to stitch her diagonally, in one direction, through the center of the stars. I love straight line quilting (and it's not just because I'm a free motion chicken) and I have a tendency to take on a "less is more" approach to my quilting. And no, it's not because I'm lazy. I like the clean lines and the simplicity. But after I sewed my first line I started thinking if maybe I wasn't doing justice to my quilting with the "less is more" approach. At least with this quilt. So what do you think? How should I quilt her?
Option #1 is to continue with my original plan and simply straight line stitch on the diagonal, in one direction through the center of the stars.
Option #2 is to straight line stitch on the diagonal, in one direction through the center of each row.
Option #3 is to straight line stitch on the diagonal, in both directions through the center of each star.
Option #4 is to straight line stitch on the diagonal, in both directions through the center of each row.
Alrighty friends, what do you think?