Wavy lines and straight lines are popular on modern quilts and I like to find ways of embellishing them here and there to give a bit of extra interest to the overall look.
I thought this cute baby quilt could use some clouds in the stitching, and rather than over think the shape and the stitching path (sometimes clouds are intimidating! LOL) I decided to take my cue from the clouds on the printed fabric (DUH – why don’t I automatically think of this by now???) and they worked out great! It pays to keep things simple 🙂
Love all that texture!
There are so many possibilities for adding different elements to your otherwise basic lines. Try drawing a few things out on paper and see what you like; then stitch it out and notice how cool it looks! I usually do the extra thing on every second line going across the quilt and then just come back with a basic line, but of course this is completely up to each person to choose.
Check out the video below for a quick look at how I stitched the clouds. Some days are for complex stitching and others are for simplicity 🙂 It was relaxing to complete this project with the flow of the stitching over those cute prints, being reminded every few inches of a favourite song with lots of personal meaning to me. It’s just such a “happy” little quilt!