I love the challenge of designing quilting for a particular project…most of the time … my husband will attest that sometimes I get a little crazy during the process.

Wanting to build my portfolio of custom quilting, I was looking for a fun and fast quilt top pattern that could handle a scrappy look and offered areas for some unique quilting designs. The “Primrose” pattern in Fat Quarter Style Book – It’s Sew Emma patterns fit the bill!

Construction of the top moved quickly and was finished in July 2017.  Quilting designs, unfortunately, progressed much like I drive a shift … not very well. While staying busy quilting charity quilts and building my pantograph designs during the next few months,  my attempts to finalize a quilting plan for “Primrose” just wouldn’t settle with me.  I fought the urge to complete the quilt with all-over pattern and I’m glad I did.

With the new year, all of the previous “Primrose” design attempts were scrapped and the final design came together in three days!  I spent portions of the next 3 days stitching and am thrilled with the results!

Moral of the story: Be patient.  Some things just cannot be rushed.  This is a running theme in my life.  Raising children, training horses, making wine … all require patience.  So does quilting.