Community Quilt 194

3 03 2015

This was the last of the latest batch of Community Quilts, and the last done before I travel to the US on Thursday.

It was a bright ‘eye spy’ quilt and all those straight lines just told me to stitch it with a rounded motif! I went for an all-over design of very large spirals (lines about half an inch apart) in a matching yellow thread.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Mango’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 80116)
  • 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 193

3 03 2015

This brightly coloured scrappy quilt was very puffy — I think there were lots of bias edges in the blocks.

I started by stitching in the ditch with a thin Deco-Bob thread around all the large blocks and their yellow borders to stabilise the puffiness as far as possible. For the main part of each block, I stitched a large ‘wonky star‘ in yellow, with a secondary smaller wonky star inside the square made by the larger star.

My aim was to keep the geometric look of the blocks while stitching them enough to flatten out some of the puffiness.

I left all the borders and sashings unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Wonderfil Deco-Bob (80 wt, colour DB122); Fil-Tec Glide ‘Mango’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 80116)
  • 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 192

1 03 2015

This quilt was made up of fairly traditional blocks and colours, so the only option was to quilt it using fairly traditional motifs.

After stitching in the ditch around every block, sashing strip, border, and applique piece, I then stitched a different design in each block.

I kept the border simple by just stitching a double straight line about half an inch from the seam and then another quarter inch out from that stitched line.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Various Wonderfil Invisifil and Deco Bob threads in lime green (IF 702), soft pink (DB 205), soft gray (DB 103), and tan (DB 414)
  • 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 191

21 02 2015

This was a small scrappy quilt, made from all sorts of fabric squares. The main colour theme seemed to be a purple/pink, so I decided to  quilt it in purple. Several of the seams were uneven, so I needed to use a motif that ‘stitched them into submission’ without causing too many puckers. To counteract the squares, I decided to do a rounded motif, and chose an old favourite — swirly spirals.

I liked the end result.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton (40 wt, rayon, purple of some sort)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (dark gray)

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





Community Quilt 190

21 02 2015

Another big quilt — this time for a soccer-mad kid ;-)

After stitching in the ditch around the blocks to stabilise the quilt, I outline stitched the soccer balls in those blocks, using an Invisifil thread. Next, I ‘matrix’ stitched the blocks with fabric that had soccer nets behind the shoes, shirts, etc. I left the soccer balls unstitched so they ‘popped. Finally, I switched to a green thread to stitch large circles (emulating soccer balls?) in the blue, yellow, and green blocks and in the dark blue border. I left the green sashings unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Wonderfil Invisifil (100 wt, colour IF 179); Robison-Anton ‘Brite Jade’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2514)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (dark gray)

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





Community Quilt 189

21 02 2015

This was a big quilt, with big pinwheel-type blocks. It was nice and square and well-constructed using some lovely fabrics (colour as well as ‘hand’).

How to quilt it?

First, I stitched in the ditch around all the blocks using a matching Invisifil thread to stabilise the quilt. Then I free-motion stitched big brown leaf motifs in the brownish pinwheels, followed by big green leaf motifs in the green pinwheels. I used the same green thread for the large circles in the border.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Date’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2290); Madeira (40 wt, rayon, colour 1106 [yellow-green]); Wonderfil Invisifil (100 wt, colour IF 168)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (dark gray)

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





Community Quilt 188

15 02 2015

This was a BIG scrappy quilt, made up of lots of 2″ squares in a sort of chevron pattern.

My first task was to stitch  in the ditch to stabilise it (there were quite a few wonky seams, especially by the time you got to the border). I stitched in the ditch every 3×3 ‘block’, which helped hold it together. Then I stitched diagonally across every second chevron, following the pattern of the fabrics, and pivoting at the apex and returning down the other side of the chevron. I used a variegated purple thread.

The overall effect is of very large chevrons, which is what I set out to achieve. My Line Tamer ruler got a good workout ;-)

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Violets’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 14072)
  • 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/








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