Monday, February 27, 2012

{stuck} Octagonal Orb Pillow


My Octagonal Orb pillow is coming along nicely... but as of this afternoon has come to an impasse.

Its going to be quilted, because it will dwell in our living room, which means lots of abuse from an (almost) 2 year old little guy.  It will be stood on, body-slammed, sprinkled with snacks, licked by the dog, karate-chopped, hugged, sat on, and probably drooled on by nappers.

The only quilting design I've come up with so far is some free-motion quilting echoing the 8 sides... maybe 4 rounds per ring, plus the inside and outside solid portions.
Thoughts? 
If this were yours to quilt, what design would you do?
 

6 comments:

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

LuLu said...

Oh, it's just beautiful! I would probably do straight lines like a spiderweb. You know? I think it will pull your eye in to the center since all of the lines intersect there. But I loved your idea too! Can't wait to see it finished :-)

Cheryl said...

Wow, it is beautiful. You do such nice work. When I look at it I see slices of pie (yes, I have a huge sweet tooth, and pie is my favorite :-) ) I wonder how quilting the "slices" would look. Good luck with what ever you choose, I'm sure it will look great.

Kylie Lloyd said...

Love the Octagonal Orb Block. I've made one too and plan to quilt it using the spiderweb quilting. It was really fun to make and super easy pattern as well. Love your color choices too.

Claire Jain said...

Your pillow is awesome! I love the colors :-) What a cool quilt that would make!

P.S. Would you please consider disabling your word verification?

The Thompsons said...

It's beautiful! Ha ha - I totally understand the extra loving. I have a 2 year old as well. :) I like your idea for the quilting.