Volunteer is a simple, uncomplicated edge-to-edge quilting design meant to create an interesting and bold texture.
In fact, 'Bold' was the working title of this design as I was saving and re-saving different options along the way. I also briefly considered naming it Lots of Love, but thought that might be too confusing. It looks a bit like LOL, and in the early days of the Internet, people on message boards couldn't decide if LOL stood for Laugh Out Loud or Lots Of Love.
In the end, I thought Volunteer works as a name because it looks like a person raising their hand. And I like one word names that haven't already been used for other E2E designs.
I think this quilting design would be great for modern-looking, geometric or graphically bold quilt patterns or fabrics. Or perhaps a child's quilt!
Here are the specifications for how I set up this design using my Intelliquilter on a baby-sized quilt sample (40" x 50" quilt size):
Row height: 2.797"
Pattern height: 3.54" (measurement from top to bottom of the repeat)
Here's a look at the included PDF:
There's a video of the stitch out at the top of the post so you can watch the stitch path.
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