A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I have another finished quilt to show. I believe this is a “modern” quilt so I did modern quilting designs.
There was extra fullness in the center area. I chose designs that would fix that issue. The piecing design is all lines and angles. The fabric designs have many circles, swirls, and repeating elements so I decided to use some of those for the stitching designs. I did circles in the large squares. Circles because there are many circles in the fabrics.
I did a leafy vine type design on the long narrow pieces. No particular reason other than it had angles and was easy to do. You probably can’t see it in the narrow strip next to that but I did a swirl design. You see the black swirl in the fabric? That was what I used as inspiration to create the swirls I stitched on the narrow fabric strip.
I did a simple flower design on the small individual squares. Flowers have nothing to do with the type of fabric. It just gives an unexpected element in a very few areas. It goes with the leafy vine design.
The four patches got back and forth lines in opposite directions. The piece next to it got a traveling in (or traveling out) square line design. On the pieces above and below those you can see the loop design.
I did a leaf design on the border and then went back to echo the design. Why? Well the black of the border was the only fabric without any texture or pattern. It looked way too stark against all the texture of the center. I started to do a straight line design and then thought it would overwhelm the center area. This design has lines and swirls but also the angles to compliment the center.
What do you think? Does the border design help the quilt? The photos should be clickable to a larger size so you can get a better look. The best one to see the border design next to the center is the first photo. I don’t have photos of the back because the stitching doesn’t show up.