Monday, August 22, 2011

No, Not This Time!

Lizard Tails
25" x 39"
Sharon V. Rotz

In my last blog, I was commenting about choosing my quilting pattern based on the design of the fabric. This is often a fast and easy choice and, in this case, I do have a fun fabric design to follow. But, some quilts demand a different approach, no going with the flow here. These lizard tails have a mind of their own, and there will be no lizard trails on this quilt.

In Lizard Tails, the quilt blocks are simplified. There are no complicated paper piecing units nor intricate applique details to design around. This gives me the opportunity to add drama with my quilting. Complexity and excitement are created with flowing lines that cross the quilt top with no relationship to the blocks nor the fabric design. 

To me, this seemed the perfect choice to finishing my project. Would you have chosen differently?

If you have been following my previous blogs, you've seen this block before. Yes, it is the same one that I have used in my pattern "Branching Out". Did you recognize it?

As always, your comments are welcome.


  1. Wow Sharon, I love the design and rhythm to this piece. Great job!


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