I started by quilting in the ditch (or close to it) for the main boat blocks, and around the borders. I then turned the quilt over to look at the back. It seems like I needed a good bit more quilting, so I started thinking of other options. I have a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine that I use alot in my papercrafting, and I have tons of designs for it downloaded from the Silhouette store, as well as other sources. I started browsing my Silhouette library as well as the online store for nautical images. These are the ones I found that seemed to be appropriate for the spaces I needed to fill.
Wave border: #63263, Whale: #58186, Anchor: #58517, Oar: #1427, Flourish: #19009
I measured each space on my quilt that I wanted to put these designs, drew a rectangle or square that size on my mat in the Silhouette program, then sized each image to fit that shape. Here is a screen shot of this process:
Although most of the quilting is white on white, it is still noticeable - especially on the back.
Here are some pictures of the quilting.
The wave border segment underneath each boat.
Hope you've enjoyed this post on using your Silhouette (or any other cutting machine) to cut designs to use as quilt designs. It's opened up a whole new world of designs for me!