I guess it’s this abrupt change to cold weather, but wintry white designs have been on my mind. I’m working it out of my system by playing around a little in whites. This is ” Swirls Squared:”
It’s just a tad bit different from the background fill design in “Love Songs,” below. If you look closely at “Love Songs,” you’ll see that it’s really more of a McTavishing with a heavy leaning on swirls:
Then I played with “Infinite Swirls,” but I’m only feeling so-so about this one:
I think it just doesn’t have enough texture to hold my interest. But my next one, “Arc de Plumes,” has some nice texture to it:
I can see lots of variations springing from that last one…maybe this weekend I can play again.
Gorgeous quilting! Funny you should mention the McTavishing; it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the top photo, although on closer inspection I decided it was really swirls with a little McTavish influence. I’ll have to throw in some more swirls next time; it’s very effective!
It seems that the technique that involves “echos” to the “n”th degree hints at the McTavishing style. I am a huge fan of that type of all-over more dense quilting that gives so much texture and interest. The simple swirl pattern is one I did for a long time but decided that there wasn’t enough ‘to it’, too! Your “Swirls Squared” is my kind of quilting….lovely!
I like how the swirls look on the white, I can imagine that would be a nice background for a winter quilt.
Susan McFarland Says:
I really love these designs! Ever think about making another dvd????
Hi Patsy, Love the swirls!!! All is very nice. Your whole cloth is very pretty. And I noticed someone asked if you might consider making another dvd, is that in works for you? Also, anything upcoming for a dvd on your embroidery?