What are you still doing here?
Okay, fine! Horribly ugly filler design coming right up!
While you may not agree that Pug Eyes is a hideous disaster, I beg to differ. Okay, I'll concede that it may not be a total disaster, but it's still not what I was envisioning at all.
That happens sometimes with filler designs just the same as it can happen with quilts. Haven't you ever created a quilt that sounded great on paper and finished not so great in reality?
Inspiration - The inspiration for this design was this a cute picture of a pug I glimpsed at my Mother-in-Law's house. His shiny black eyes just cried out for a free motion design and I had to try it.
Filler Design Type - Echo design. The big difference between this design and Echo Shell is filling in the center half circle with thread painting.
Because this is created by stacking the shapes, it could work in a tight area, but only with lots of maneuvering. You might want to keep this design in open areas like sashing or borders.
Difficulty Level - Beginner / Intermediate. Don't let your thread painting areas build up too much or you will get thread breaks and nests on the back of your quilt.
Directional Texture - 2 Directions. Because these shapes are stacked so neatly, your eye will very easily pick up a horizontal or vertical direction with this fill. If you want it to have more movement, simply make the echos very random and more like Echo Shell.
Suggestions for Use - Okay, by now I'm starting to like this design only because it's pretty interesting on plain fabric. It'd be really cool to see quilted on a pillow in contrasting thread to create an overall dense texture. Play with it and see for yourself!
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it.Let's go Quilt!