I've set the blocks two by five, with lots of negative space on each side (and the strip of blocks is offset from the centre). Because I've set the blocks right next to each other (without sashing), I wanted to use the quilting to highlight the individual blocks, and make it easier for the eye to separate them from each other.
I've used the geometry in most of the blocks to decide how to quilt them. I've used straight lines following some of the seams in the block on a lot of occasions, and tried to accentuate the star in the block as much as possible.
I really love this one. The block is called Riviera, and I've used triple stitch (like I did in my Retro Flowers quilt). I'd forgotten how awesome the texture is - and I think it adds a great dimension to this block.
This one I'm a bit uncertain about. I like the outer triangles, but I'm not so sure about the centre. I'd love some your honest thoughts on that bit :o)
I am particularly excited about the amount of negative space I have to play with - and quite intimidated at the same time. I've never quilted something with such a broad expanse of open space before - I have a general idea of what I'd like to do, but a lot of that involves winging it and hopefully making it work...
So I think my Saturday night will be spent quilt wrangling. I truly am that exciting ;o)
The Fat Quarter Shop giveaway is still open (until tomorrow night) and my Giant Chevron pattern is on sale until the QAL kicks off in July.
Have a great weekend!