I have created my quilting plan after watching some Craftsy classes for inspiration. That was fun. One thing I learned while watching one of the courses was to let Kismet rule the day. What a wonderful freeing thought. Don't worry about your quilting decision, just roll a die or flip a coin and see what happens. In my case I decided that I wanted to use rulers to make a spinning design in some of the blocks but not all. I have 71 hourglass blocks and I thought I would like about 25% of them to have the spinning flower design. I numbered them from 1 to 71 and then used an Excel spreadsheet to generate random numbers from 1 to 4. Any block with the number 1 would be a flower and the others would be other designs. That was fun. It took all the worry out of the process.
I got out my quilting rulers and fiddled with them till I decided that I wanted to make 5 pinwheels and some blocks with one of my new Gina Perkes rulers that I think resembles leaves. I have flowers and leaves and pinwheels on my quilt design.
I do think that my pinwheel blocks may not "spin" because my peach and tourquoise hour glass blocks are too close in value. I decided to see if I could get the quilting to help it spin. I am heavily quilting the peach parts and stitching around the blue/green parts. I am using my HandiQuilter ruler to help with the straight line quilting, two clamshell Westalee rulers (one from the sampler pack and another from my new mini fill pack). I quite like working with rulers. It works just fine on this baby size quilt. I think for bigger quilts I would use my Tiara rather than my Bernina.
I used my handiquilter ruler with its handy 1/4 inch lines to add straight lines to the peach triangles. I was thinking that the extra quilting would make the blue parts pop up so the blue/green parts would dominate. I don't think that worked but I like the result well enough and the pinwheel parts add variety to my quilting plan.
and my tension problem flower. Have fun quilting. I am thinking 4 days to finish the quilting and another 2 for the binding and it will be a quilt. We will see if my prediction happens.