When I am quilting a quilt, I love to do what is best for the quilt. But when that quilt is going to be published in a book, I put even more thought and work into it. For instance, with the quilts that were in “Quilt Retro”, I enjoyed quilting a lot of different designs to help compliment the quilt pattern.
But soon after I finished quilting those quilts, another Longarm quilter mentioned to me that when she is quilting a quilt for a book she likes to make the designs easy enough that most quilters could recreate the quilt. I had never really thought about it that way. I always assumed that the quilting was meant to compliment the design, but also to provide “eye candy”. Not to intimidate a quilter but to inspire the quilter.
So what do you think? When you are purchasing a book or looking at quilt patterns, do you prefer the quilting to be more on the easier side? Or do you like more intricate quilting? There are definitely no right or wrong answers, I am just curious.
And since I haven’t had a giveaway in ahwile, how about I have one now? If you weigh in with your opinion, you will be entered to win a kona color card and a quilter’s journal. I will randomly select a winner next tuesday!