Community Quilt 215

27 06 2015

This geometric disappearing 9-patch quilt cried out for geometric quilting, so that’s what I did. I did a square ‘stipple’ all over the main quilt top, then ‘skyscrapers’ in the borders (yes, I made up that name!).

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Threads used:

  • Top: Wonderfil Mirage (30 wt, rayon?, colour SD29)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (grey)

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





Community Quilt 214

7 06 2015

Even after working with it for some hours, I still couldn’t figure out the ‘theme’ of this quilt — the closest I could some to it was the sky, as it seemed to be the only element that linked the various blocks.

Anyhow, how to quilt it? As usual, I started by stitching in the ditch around all the blocks and appliqued pieces. In some blocks I followed the cloud pattern to stitch the sky; in others, I just did something more random.

I echo stitched about half an inch outside the blocks. In the wide checked border I stitched large ‘U’ shapes, alternating their height and repeating on the other side. For the striped border, I free-motion stitched lines about one inch apart (no rulers).

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Threads used:

  • Top: Various threads: Robison-Anton ‘Evergreen’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2315) and ‘Paris Blue’ (colour 2283); Madeira Rayon (40 wt, colour 1169); Floriani (40 wt, rayon, colour PF546); Wonderfil Silco (4o wt, colour SC03)
  • 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 213

1 06 2015

Birdies! This BIG single-bed quilt was done in traditional heritage colours, with stylised birds appliqued into every alternate block. (It was so big, I had to hang it sideways on the clothes line to take a picture of it without it falling onto the ground.)

I started by stitching in the ditch around all the blocks, sashing strips, and borders. Then around the appliqued birds.

I then filled the background of each bird block with McTavishing, and stitched cathedral windows in the other 9-patch blocks. I left the sashing strips unstitched, but added a small cathedral window in each cornerstone.

In the green border I followed the pattern of the fabric and free-motion stitched through the centres of the little flowers, giving an overall diagonal effect.

Because the outer border was so dark, I just did a large meandering stipple in it to hold the layers together.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton (40 wt, rayon, burgundy colour); Rasant (40 wt, cotton, beige/tan colour)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (black and light tan)

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





Community Quilt 212

24 05 2015

This was a HUGE scrappy quit, done in a fairly traditional style. In fact, I think a lot of the top was hand stitched. What an effort!

How to quilt it? Well, the obvious first step was to stitch in the ditch around ALL the blocks and borders, and the coloured fabrics in those blocks. This took a few hours, even with my favourite Line Tamer ruler.

I decided to leave the coloured blocks unstitched, except for the ditch stitching, so they’d ‘pop’. In the white space, I echo quilted about a half inch from the seams, then free-motion stitched large ribbon candy in the remaining spaces.

I did a similar treatment in the final white borders, leaving the inner white border and the coloured border unstitched (except for stitch in the ditch).

In total, this quilt took about 6 hours to quilt on my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen. It was big!

One of the photos below shows the quilting in progress — the area on the left is fully quilted; the area on the right is just pinned ready for stitching. You can see what a difference quilting makes.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Cream’ (40 wt trilobal polyester, colour 20001)
  • 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 211

17 05 2015

There were lots of very busy fabric in this quilt, and some very slippery non-cotton ones (particularly the border fabric). I started by stitching in the ditch around all the blocks and borders.

How to quilt it? The busy-ness of the fabrics dictated something simple and all-over. So I went back to a design that I have a lot of ‘muscle memory’ for — open headbands.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Taupe’ (40 wt rayon, colour 2298)
  • 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 210

17 05 2015

I think is the last of three very similar quilts: #201 and #209 were the earlier ones.

So I did mostly the same quilting on it — echo stitching around all the applique motifs (after stitching in the ditch around the blocks and the applique pieces, of course).

I left the sashing strips unstitched, and in the larger border I free-motion bubbles/pebbles of various sizes to emulate the fabric.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Crimson’ (40 wt rayon, colour 2416)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin

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





Community Quilt 209

17 05 2015

This bright quilt was a larger version of Quilt #201, but essentially the same. So I did mostly the same quilting on it — echo stitching around all the applique motifs (after stitching in the ditch around the blocks and the applique pieces, of course).

In the sashing strips, I stitched a straight diagonal line across each square. And in the aqua border I free-motion stitched elongated U’s of various lengths, keeping them about a half-inch wide.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Mint Julep’ (40 wt rayon, colour 2310); Madeira Rayon (40 wt, colour 1166 [dark blue]); Madeira Rayon (40 wt, colour 1169 [green])
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (white and black)

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








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