How to take a new quilt and make it look old-fashioned? That was a recent request which got me thinking. My customer stitched a beautiful jelly roll into an antique looking quilt top. She had a plain white backing. So what to do? Well, after much delay (because I was thinking about it!), I came up with an idea of using the “Terry Twist” design on the colored squares (big and small) and a linear design around each white rectangle. It ended up being a design in a design because a tiny square was created in the corner of each bigger rectangle because of the way I did the stitching. In order not to break the threads, I did a lot of rolling on the machine…up and down….down and up….so that each stitching line was cohesive. But it was worth the effort I think. Happy quilting!