Ever design a quilt and know that the quilting needs to be beyond your skill?
Opposing Triangles was just that kind of quilt. All that neutral space needed some dimension, and a lot of it.
This required a visit to my professional long arm quilting friend Krista Withers (lolablueocean on flickr) who lives and runs her business here in Seattle.
We spent some time discussing my vision and she inserted her ideas. She spoke with me about what was technically possible when using a long arm. We loosely settled on an organic design combined with simple lines in the triangles so as to not fragment their boldness.
Upon my departure I emphasized that the final quilting design was really in her hands, that I trusted her artistic intuition and skill.
And let me tell you, the girl’s got MAD SKILLS!
I especially am taken by the quilted triangles coming in from the sides that she came up with.
Now I’m a little befuddled by the binding.
I’m thinking of going neutral. I really want those triangles to pop. I did have a thought of putting a pinch of white faux piping in the binding, but all the tutorials I could find machine stitch it down. Anyone have a resource they could send my way?