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Playing Around Wild Onion Style

I was really itchin’ to do some stitchin’ yesterday, so I picked out some fabric, got my Wild Onion pattern out, and started playing.  I don’t know how successful my design ideas will be in the end, but I’m having fun.  I’m scattering some organic looking designs allover, in random spaces, with Autumn Rainbows, then I will go back and fill in all the  unquilted area with some type of quilting.  I am going to use a solid thread that blends well with the fabric for that.  Since my blog seems to have been running low on actual quilting content lately, I’ll throw in a few teaser pics. 🙂

I had trouble getting the colors to come through accurately.  This first pic shows the true fabric color the best, but it still isn’t quite right.







This is another pic I took just trying to get the color right.


What I haven’t decided, is what type of filler to use.  I was going to just keep going with similar quilting designs, echoing around and swirling, throw in a shape, etc., but now I’m thinking that maybe just a regular old stipple meander around the designs, might be best.  What do you think? Any suggestions? Or maybe mostly stippling with a random shape here & there….?? And I’m thinking fairly small on the stippling, not micro small, but small.

I think I’m going to go do some more piecing on my EB 9p’s & stripes right now, though.  I will be back later with my Sunday Stash Report and weigh in results. Stay tuned!

How about a little dose of cuteness before you go? Big sis & little sis, all cozy on Daddy’s lap.



3 thoughts on “Playing Around Wild Onion Style

  1. It’s a good thing Dad has a lap big enough for two! I love what you are doing with your jacket. I think a small stipple with random shapes thrown in would be great. Can’t wait to see it done.


  2. Hi, Randi! Your jacket is looking great. Either the small stipple or outlining with swirls or shapes thrown on would make a great fill. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

    The poochies look so comfy………just makes you feel all warm inside to see happy pets.


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