On a cold winter day, it's fun for me to take the time to play with the effect of different textures in quilting. The runner on my frame is made using a Cut Loose pattern called "Blossoms" by Cindi McCracken featuring one of my favorite quilting rulers, the Circle Savvy Ruler by Swirly Girls Design. The piecing is easy and fun. I used Soft Fuse Premium fusible for the first time and really liked it.

When I looked at the unfinished runner, it was lovely, simple and peaceful. With all that wide open space I thought it might be fun to explore linear quilting that would enhance the open spaces while keeping the peaceful effect of the runner itself.

I loved the effect created by overlaying curved lines on top of radiating lines. I also thought the double line irregular checkerboard fill worked quite effectively. Don't be afraid to try new things when you quilt, to seek your inner artist!

Here is a view of the back: