Community Quilt 219

8 07 2015

Cats in window boxes!

I started this cheerful quilt by stitching in the ditch around each house and the window borders within each. Then I just did a large meandering stipple to hold the layers together.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Isacord ‘Lavender’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 3040)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (cream)

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





Community Quilt 218

8 07 2015

This Australiana quilt was a bit of a mish-mash of fabrics and elements — there was applique, some embroidered animals, some traditional and modern quilt blocks in the corners, as well as a linen-like fabric in the centre, and weird ghost forms in the white/cream/green border fabric.

How to quilt it? First, I stitched in the ditch around all the blocks, borders, sashing strips, and the appliqued pieces in the centre block. Next, I did some McTavishing in the centre block’s background to make the applique pieces ‘pop'; I also echo quilted around the embroidered animals in that block and then McTavished in there too. For the green leaf fabric, I stitched large leaves going in a zigzag pattern diagonally (about 8 leaves per fabric strip). I did other filler stitches in the remaining corner blocks, then a stylised sun motif in the ghost fabric strips. I repeated the stylised sun motif in the brown border fabric too.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Rasant (cotton/poly, colour 1630 [was 0861]); Robison-Anton ‘Earthen tan’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2569)
  • 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 217

8 07 2015

Hmmmm… Orange and geometric? That calls for a rounded shape — in this case, BIG ‘overlapping’ spirals, in orange.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Glide ‘Lava’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 51585)
  • 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 216

8 07 2015

As soon as I took this quilt out of the bag, I knew I had to quilt it with stars! So I did. Free-motion stars and loops, in yellow.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Isacord ‘Citrus’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, 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 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/








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