Depending on where you live in the world, this might not be very impressive, but for Shelby, NC, this is enough snow to shut down the whole town, close all schools and businesses, and create a cabin fever panic that has cleaned out the area grocery stores of milk, bread, and eggs.
I never have understood the whole milk, bread, and eggs thing. Personally when I'm stocking up for a snowstorm, I go for crave food like ice cream, Doritos, and beer!
It's kind of funny that I set up to share this design on such a snowy day. I'm certainly dreaming of Aztec paths and hot summer days!
Inspiration - Echo Crosses was a really neat design that got me thinking about cross shapes and how to use them more often. I decided to try a very simple cross baseline that could be echoed to fill any area and I think this finished up looking pretty neat!
Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This design starts with a straight line, then occasionally branch off with a + shape. You can change the texture by increasing or decreasing the size of your + shapes and then fill the rest of your quilting space by echoing this base line.
Design Family - Foundational. This design starts with the simple baseline and + shapes. This line works as your foundation which is then echoed multiple times on both sides to finish filling the quilting space. Really this is a design that can go anywhere on your quilt and will look great stitched on any scale!
Directional Texture - 2 Directions. I love the texture created by straight lines and sharp angles! It's a neat combination because the design will recede and show off less than a curvy line, but your eyes are naturally drawn to it because so few shapes in nature are perfectly straight.
Suggestions for Use - The simple graphic texture they create is perfect for areas of your quilt that need to recede a bit, like sashing! Personally I keep thinking about my Australian Shadows quilt and I think this would be the perfect design for the background!
Back of Aztec Path
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