When you have a large area of your quilt that will have a unique quilting pattern such as a center medallian, do you draw that whole pattern out on paper and perfect the design before quilting? Is marking with a quilter's ponce the best way of marking black fabric? I'm working on the center section of my quilt and I think I should quilt it now before I enlarge it more. I want the pattern to be large fleur des lis. I can see it in my head, I'm just foggy on the detail of getting it out of my head and onto the fabric. Plan B is just to assemble the whole thing and send it to a LA, but I would still have to tell her what I had in my head, right? Help this beginner out here, ladies. I so obviously need it. I have a couple of books on how to copy designs, but none give the steps on designing patterns, making the patterns fit the space, etc. The center section is 44"x44" -
all one piece with a very large applique centered on it. Quilting pattern will essentially be the 4 corners.