It’s time for some mind drifting, mine and perhaps yours, too. I am at the point in piecing Turbulence when I start speculating about all the different ways I can quilt and finish it. My first thought for quilting is an overall, randomized jagged line. This would reinforce the feeling of a storm with lightening bolts. A very different concept would be echoed circular rings. There is always the theory of more is more and I could do both, overlaying one motif over the other.
I’ve also been thinking about how I would like to finish Turbulence. The original design is rectangular. That feels confined and fights against the emotional chaos of the piece. So, simply facing the quilt, binding it, or adding a border, all typical finishing methods don’t feel right. My current thought process is to extend the design on the two sides and the bottom with irregular, triangle-like shapes. Even as I write this, another thought strikes me. I could cut the piece into a few sections, each finished separately. These could become a mobile or they could be connected with fabric strips, crocheted yarn, or perhaps elastic cord.
What would you do? Now is the time for out of the box thinking. Let’s mind drift together.
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.