Community Quilt 23

23 10 2012

This was the last quilt I had time to quilt at the retreat last weekend (yes, it was a four-day weekend…). And what a beauty it was! The colours, while they aren’t ‘my’ colours, were just gorgeous and the fabrics harmonised so beautifully. This was just a simple 9-patch quilt, but the effect of the colour wash from dark on the outside to light in the centre is just stunning.

I knew I wanted to quilt it with an all-over motif and in a thread that would not detract from the beautiful fabrics. My friend Bobbie had *just* the thread — ‘Driftwood’ from Fil-Tec (Harmony range), which was a variegated thread in soft maroons, creams, tans and with a hint of blue/grey. It was PERFECT for this quilt — the light parts showed well on the dark fabrics and the dark parts showed well on the light fabrics, creating a reverse colour wash effect to the quilt top.

Glenys suggested a large leaf motif as there were leaves in the lighter fabrics, so that’s what I did — leaves and vines and curly bits.

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And the back:

Photos of all the community quilts I’ve quilted are on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/


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24 10 2012
treadlemusic

That is one of my absolute ‘faves’ when it comes to quilting motifs!!!! Great choice!

17 11 2012
Community Quilt 29 « At Random

[…] used a thread I have only used once before, a variegated cotton in tans, greens, and golds. The thread blended beautifully with all the […]

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