Community Quilt 201

21 04 2015

This was a smallish, bright quilt. I started by stitching in the ditch around all the blocks, then echo quilted around each of the appliqued pieces. In the border, I stitched a squared-off stipple, which is almost impossible to see against the fabric.

I left the brightly coloured sashing strips unquilted.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Madeira Rayon (40 wt, rayon, colour 1166)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (black)

Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/





Community Quilt 200

21 04 2015

Yes, I just finished quilting my 200th Community Quilt!

This was a big quilt, so to stabilise it I stitched in the ditch around all the coloured strips. I then echo stitched about a half inch inside the coloured strips using a variegated pastel thread.

And I finished off the centres of each block with a free-motion (i.e. no rulers) square spirals.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Stitch in the ditch: Wonderfil Silco (40 wt, colour SC 03); echo stitching: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Spring’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 1462); square spirals: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Linen’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 10WG1)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (white)

Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/





Community Quilt 199

13 04 2015

Someone had fun finding all sorts of striped and checked fabrics for this small quilt. I started by stitching in the ditch around all the blocks and sashing strips, then I did free-flowing up and down and side to side stitching in each block, creating a checkerboard effect.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Rasant (40 wt, cotton, light tan)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)

Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/





Community Quilt 198

13 04 2015

This cute little dog panel will be ideal for a young child. I loved how the backing fabric and the border fabric matched the central panel, so I expect the maker either purchased all the fabrics together, or purchased it as a kit.

I started by stitching in the ditch around all the borders and the dog, the crayons, and the lettering. Then I echo stitched around the central elements, followed by a small shell filler.

I then stitched some motifs in a couple of the borders, followed by a meandering stipple in the outer blue border.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Many! Fil-Tec Glide (white 10000; turf 60362; cardinal 70001) and Isacord (yellow 0600; purple A3931/Fb 2711; dusky blue A3641/Fb 4010)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)

Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/





Community Quilt 197

13 04 2015

This quilt’s colours reminded me of citrus (lemon, lime, orange), so I decided to stitch large citrus segments as the motif in the main body of the quilt.

I free-motion quilted squared-off blocks in the black border, and left the unusual flying geese unquilted (these had been folded and stitched into the seams, so I didn’t want to stitch them down).

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Threads used:

  • Top: Isacord (40 wt, rayon, colour 0600)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)

Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/





Community Quilt 196

13 04 2015

How to quilt this big quilt? I decided to do a variation of ‘cathedral windows‘, by doing ‘S’ curves from point to point, covering the entire quilt with them. The overall effect is of large flower petals (see the photo of the back).

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Autumn’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 14081)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (gray)

Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/





Community Quilt 195

13 04 2015

This was a small scrappy quit, ideal for getting back into quilting after not touching my machine for several weeks. As it was so scrappy, I just did a large meandering stipple on it, with ‘sort of’ C-waves in the border.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Wonderful Mirage (SD 32)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)

Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/








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