Community Quilt 326

4 05 2017

How to quilt this very angular quilt? I decided to counter all those angles with some circles — in this case, large bubbles in a continuous line, extending into the border.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Celery’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 60580)
  • 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 325

4 05 2017

After stitching in the ditch around the big banner blocks, I decided to do some simple straight line ruler work in the blocks. I stitched three banners horizontally — stitching in the ditch in the seams and across the centre of the fabric; and two banners vertically. I left the borders and sashing unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Superior King Tut ‘Passion Fruit’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 931)
  • 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 324

4 05 2017

Someone spent a lot of time doing the redwork embroidery for each of the alphabet letters in this quilt. I just hope they washed the red embroidery thread and the border fabric very well before making it, otherwise there’s a good chance the red will run into the cream when this quilt gets washed. As I was quilting it, I could see quite a few red thread tails behind the cream blocks — if the dye runs, it will ruin this lovely quilt.

How to quilt it? I started by stitching in the ditch around each block and the outside of each letter. Then I did a smallish stipple in the ‘white space’, which lets the letter pop out, almost like trapunto. I left the red sashing strips and borders unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Linen’ (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 323

4 05 2017

For this quilt, I decided to counterbalance the square and angled geometric shapes with large overlapping spirals, using a variegated brown thread.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Signature ‘Woodlands’ (40 wt, cotton, colour SM003)
  • 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 322

25 04 2017

To enhance the diagonal pattern of this quilt, I stitched straight lines every two diagonal rows, then stitched a large meandering stipple in the main border, leaving the pink and green borders unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Driftwood’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 14069)
  • 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 321

25 04 2017

How to quilt this ‘asterisk’ quilt? I started by stitching in the ditch around all the blocks and the asterisk elements (including their square centres), then did a small stipple in the background for each asterisk. I finished with a large stipple in the border and diagonal stitching in the small squares in the border. I left the asterisks, the green border, and the bars of solid colours unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Coffee Bean’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2339)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (lead gray)

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





Community Quilt 320

25 04 2017

I went back to one of my ‘muscle memory’ motifs for quilting this quilt — a flower variation of ‘open headbands‘. Instead of finishing the final arc with a curved arc, you hop back with little arcs that look like petals on a flower.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Gutermann (40 wt, polyester, colour 800)
  • 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/