This one was quite a traditional quilt, with some big star blocks in purple, green, and cream florals.
How to quilt it? I decided to get away from the geometry of the blocks and quilt large freeform flowers in each star block, starting with the purple blocks where the star points were evenly spaced, then continuing into the cream/green blocks where they weren’t. I was originally going to quilt the flowers in the cream/green blocks in a cream, but then decided to continue using the same purple, blue, and green variegated thread I used in the purple blocks in these blocks too. For each flower, I stitched a sort of circle around the centre join in the block, then radiated out the petals from there, doing the long petals all the way around first, then filling in with the petals to the shorter points.
For the border, I kept with the same thread and stitched loopy flowers and leaves.
(Click on a photo to view it larger. The colours look a little washed out as this photo was taken in the heat of a very hot summer’s day. Sorry about that!)
- Top: Superior King Tut ‘Cairo’ (40 wt, cotton, colour #932)
- Bobbin: Bobbinfil (white, cotton)
Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/