After a lot of deliberation, I chose to use a sketch I made of short diagonal lines out from the center in three concentric squares. Of course, I can't find the sketch to photograph it, so I will just have to quilt it and show it. I did not want to stitch in the ditch and call attention to the squares. I thought of curved lines radiating out, but nothing in the quilt is curved. Then I noticed that the light spreads from the inside out in short burst diagonals that are not all even and sketched it out. That is what I mean when I say I let the quilt tell me how to quilt it.
|Detail of padding stitches and chalk lines.|