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Ways to Personalize the In The Right Direction Quilt Pattern

In my patterns, I offer some personalization suggestions. I want you to feel inspired to make something a little different than what I produced. Maybe it's a different fabric. Maybe it's a tweak to the layout. Maybe it's more or less color options than my original design. I want you to make it your own!

This is my pink and black
version (quilt top) of
 #InTheRightDirectionQuilt. 
I wanted to offer some additional personalization ideas for those who have purchased (thank you so much!) the #InTheRightDirectionQuilt pattern.

1) Make one or more arrows with an ombre affect. I’d love to see the base of the arrow start with a light fabric and darken by the time it reaches the tip. Or reversed! Again, you could apply this to all arrows or just a few. I think arrow 5 or 9 from the pattern would be really neat with this affect.

2) Make the arrows one color and add an ombre affect to the background. For example, you could make the arrows black and the background orange. You could start with a light orange in the upper left corner and increase the intensity of the orange as it reaches and lies behind the arrows.

3) Applique words onto the arrows. I’ve thought about this idea for awhile – it’s on my always too long to-do list. If you read about the meaning of this quilt (you can have a quick read right here), this quilt has a lot of personal meaning. I can see appliqueing my different titles (maybe my most important ones?) on each arrow.

4) Use novelty prints to express something about yourself. Instead of the appliqueing words onto the arrows, you could use a novelty print to showcase things that are important to you. In this instance, I know for sure I’d have an arrow with cats, characters from my favorite comic and ice cream. Just saying.

5) Blend arrow colors. I’d like to see more blending of where arrows cross each other – creating a transparency affect - especially on arrows 8 and 9 as well as where 3 and 6 meet.

6) Remove segments of the arrows. Another idea that I’ve considered is removing small pieces of various arrows and replacing those values with the background arrow. It changes the meaning of the quilt entirely to me, moving toward a broken promises mindset. You could change out a half square triangle to be all background color (it would look like a small piece of the arrow is broken off) as well as remove an entire center section square.

I’d love for you to try one of these personalization ideas or to do your own! Feel free to share your ideas with everyone by commenting below or sharing on Instagram (tag me @maeberrysquare).

Are you having a serious case of #FOMO yet? Don’t despair! This pattern is still 15% off in my Craftsy shop through 8/10/18!

Below is some visual inspiration. These are a few fabric pulls I did that I can see using for the arrows. I didn’t pull background colors with these groups but really the possibilities are endless!





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