The straight lines tended to represent roads, or paths, or directions, and the circles were waterholes, or homes, or sometimes mountains.
I loved making this quilt. I had been planning it for a while, with many different sketches and fabric choices, but when I was really ready to sew it, I was away on retreat. A no-machines-allowed retreat. Therefore, the only machine stitching is where I sewed the binding down. And I really enjoyed the process.
For some time I've been trying to emulate the quilting styles of others. I greatly admire fine, detailed, dense machine quilting, but it's not what I do. Instead, I hand quilt, with big stitches, thick, shiny, colourful perle thread, and enjoy it.
I hope you like it too Alissa.