To refresh your memory, this is the final quilt top from Lily’s bandanas, which were apparently her favorite accessory, next to her people, of course. Lily, was a lovely golden retriever who resided with her family on the coast of New England. I worked this quilt top up a little differently from the other three. First, I wanted some negative space to really play with some custom quilting. Second, I varied the size of the block to break up any monotony. But then, the pieced top just looked too square. It was probably just the mood I was in at the time. It just looked too…expected. So I slashed down one slide, which gives it a slight baroque effect. B. was a bit horrified when I told him what I was going to do. Now he says it is different, he likes it OK, but he doesn’t know what the experts would think. I’ve never been one for necessarily following experts, unless they agree with my gut. However, I would like the owner to like it.
My issue is that now that it is finished, I’m not sure I want to custom quilt it after all. I don’t want too much noise on and about the colorful squares and rectangles. On the other hand the negative space, the three black squares and my black sliced area, does call out for some attention, I think. And on someone else’s hand, a pantograph might look really pretty. So how do I decide what to do? Here’s the top:
Any ideas on pantograph versus edge to edge versus all custom? What would you do? Would you have kept the quilt top square or do you like my slice off of one edge?
And, my gosh, aren’t there a lot of weeds in my lawn?