Community Quilt 29

17 11 2012

This is the biggest quilt I think I’ve quilted on my Sweet Sixteen, so I had both wings of the table extended, and even then the quilt wanted to drop off the edges at times.

It was such a busy quilt and with heaps of colours (someone emptied her scrap bin?) in the nine-patch squares that I decided to do a simple all-over motif. And guess what? I went back to my favourite ‘open headband‘ again 😉

I used a thread I have only used once before, a variegated cotton in tans, greens, and golds. The thread blended beautifully with all the colours in the quilt, but boy, it leaves a LOT of lint and fluff, including in the top tension disks. I had to clean the machine’s tension disks, needle area, and bobbin case regularly with this thread. It snapped a couple of times, but not enough to make me not want to use it.

Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Harmony (‘Pistachio’ — colour 14066; 40 wt? cotton)
  • Bobbin: Wonderful Deco-Bob (80 wt, colour DB 115)

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


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17 11 2012
Community Quilt 30 « At Random

[…] quilt #29, this one was also ‘busy’ but with nowhere near so many colours as that other quilt, […]

17 11 2012
treadlemusic

The quilting is perfect. That pattern is a fave of mine also!!! Love using 100% cotton thread but some brands are, as you said, lint producers BIG TIME!!! Usually I clean out with each bobbin change but some requires a bit more often (above in the tension disks and below!!!). Beautiful quilt!!!! Hugs, D

25 11 2012
Lisa

I love this one, love scrappy, the movement in it is incredible and I can’t work out whether the running diagonal theme is from left to right or right to left, my eyes continually translate the direction! Fabulous!

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