That is what I should have named this blog. "Making it up as I go along." That could be my personal life theme, actually. But today it is about quilting motifs. I have been quilting the big quilt and I decided it needed some interest in the quilting. My friends convinced me that the full-out black all-over quilting I have used on other pieces would be too much, but it did seem like I could create a different pattern and texture for each section of this quilt.
I didn't figure any of it out ahead of time, except to decide that the patterns would NOT try to look like roof tiles or bricks or anything literal and I wasn' going to mark it ahead or be too fussy about perfection. I can't tell you how much fun this was.