These patterns can be used to frame applique motifs that are not framed by sashing or other patchwork. The frames can be set up in Repeat Patterns to touch each other as shown. The Fill Backgrounds will stitch around the applique with no tie offs. Patterns open at a default size of 14" and pearls are 1". Those with dense fills, such as Curls, Curves, and Vines are also available with 3/4" pearls for finer work. All of the Pearl Frame patterns are in .csq format for use in Creative Studio v6 and v7. They are not available in other formats.
Pamela Berlin quilted pearl frames behind the birds in this quilt and then added my Fill Curves inside. What a beautiful finish! She inspired me to create this set of Pearl Frames with a variety of Fill patterns inside of them. The patterns are complete, with frame, pearls, echo, and a fill pattern. Just set them in place and quilt! Then add a smaller on-point motif between the circles. I think these would make great wholecloth quilts, too!