I used scraps of my Kaffe Fassett fabrics most of which I already have cut into nickel squares. When I realized that I had six colorways of the same print, I decided to use the print in the center of each Nickel Nine Patch block. Here's pictures of how I did it-
This easy technique can create very interesting designs that look complicated. Try it, you'll like it! Remember that old saying from the seventies and maybe a commercial? Now I'm dating myself but I've already told everyone my age anyway. Ha!
I wanted an overall quilting pattern for my Twirligig quilt and as usual my long arm quilter gave me more than I expected. Linda of L&R Designs came up with a custom design that she calls Cockscomb Meander. The variegated thread was the perfect choice also. Check out her blog to see more inspiring quilting designs.