Design ideas for Eve’s Sampler Quilt with Floral Applique

I’ve been toying around with design ideas for Eve’s quilt.

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Here’s my first idea. I added a low bowl type vase below the flowers in the corners and added stems and leaves to each flower.  I really like the look but the problem comes with how I translate that idea to the flowers in the center of the quilt. Take a look at the photo of the middle of the quilt. See what I mean? There isn’t room to add a vase and if I add a stem to each of those flowers it starts looking stringy.

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The next idea is to take the scrolls from the fabrics and use that as my inspiration for a background filler around the flowers. Plus, it would add a trapunto effect to the florals as well. Each of the sampler blocks will have their own individual treatment. The center block gets a fleur-de-lis on each of the triangles with a continuous curve added in the lighter fabric squares.

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The outside border would be piano keys.

I’m liking design treatment #2. What about you? Vote in the comments!


3 Responses

  1. angela, I live the bowl idea. As for the center, if not scrolly, how about stems with lots of leafy designs….almost like a wreath. I am sure whatever you decide, it is going to be gorgeous on a gorgeous quilt.

  2. I'm glad you "live" the bowl idea. That sounds like some sort of motivational slogan that should be printed on posters with pictures of cute kittens. 🙂

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