Can it really be the last day of May?
Time for the Quilt it Challenge.
For this months block I choose circle and echo quilting to see how much the quilting design would impact how your eye travels across the block and if the start block would recede into the background.
I really didn’t have a plan other than to have the center circles radiate out from the center. I had planned to go all the way to the edges of the quilt but partly out, I decided it was enough for 2 reasons. I was tired of quilting circles and I wasn’t sure I liked them. At least I didn’t rip them out as I have in previous blocks.
The block spent several days on my design wall while I considered the next steps. Step two was adding the center spokes as the circles needed more interest. I liked the lines and thought carrying them out on the star points would work. I had marked the circles (including the ones in the corners, but just eyeballed the straight lines.
I liked the idea of echoing the points of the star on each side and I am really glad I decided to carry those lines in the border. Because of the ripple effect of the lines, I put smaller circles in the corners. While this is not my favorite block, I feel I met my goal of having your eye travel the quilting vs. the quilt block.
Here is a picture of the April and May blocks:
Here is the front view of both:
One more month with this block, and of course my mind has already considered different options.