Community Quilt 30

17 11 2012

Like quilt #29, this one was also ‘busy’ but with nowhere near so many colours as that other quilt, and nowhere near as big either!

Again, I decided to do a simple all-over motif, this time a large meandering stipple. I left the borders free, then after I’d done the stippling, I decided to quilt some of my favourite bird feathers in them.

I used the same thread set-up as that for quilt #29. As with that quilt, the thread blended beautifully with all the colours in the quilt and in the brown borders. I like the effect the variegated thread has on the feathers. (I like the rhythm of these feathers so much that I was motoring along at 70% speed when I was doing them 😉

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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3 responses

17 11 2012

One question….(after saying how much I love the “bird feathers”!)….did the edges have a waviness to them because of the quilting pattern used?? I have been giving greater attention to evenly filling boarders—especially wide ones—so that this occurs less frequently.

18 11 2012

Yes, the waviness came about as a result of the tight quilting of the feathers pulling the fabric. I square up the quilt AFTER quilting, so the edges are straight, but hanging on the line they look wavy. Like you, I try to fill borders to prevent this, but I didn’t want to add any more quilting to these borders as I wanted the feathers to stand out.

18 11 2012

And they complete the quilt so perfectly as is!!!!

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