About a week ago I did a Work In Progress blog about this quilt!
Filling in the empty open space I added curved pieces of batiks and satin stitched in place with deep purple.
I went ahead and quilted the top. Each square I quilted in with a teal thread and followed the square inside with a little bit of a curve! I also stippled all the white space with white thread. Then in my strips I did a gentle back and forth so it would lay flat.
It still felt kind of empty for lack of a better term. I decided to try something and just go for it. I usually think things through a little but not this time! I took out my fabric paints ( I use setacolor fabric paints) and found two colors that went with the quilt top and mixed a third one. I decided that I wanted to add circles. How was I going to add the circles with paint? Well looking around my home I came up with a empty paper towel roll, a dixie cup, and a wooden dowel. I filled the middle of my paint tray with some paint then dipped the object that I wanted the circle made out of in the middle, trying not to over fill. I just started dabbing here and there on the quilted top with my object rimmed with paint. Some of the circles are not as heavy with paint as others, but I like the look of it!
Once the paint dried for two days I then iron heat set it. The quilt can be washed if it ever needs to and not worry that the paint will run or disappear.