Community Quilt 42

27 12 2012

This is the last quilt I quilted in my HOT sewing room 😉 I’ve now moved my Sweet Sixteen into the living room, where there’s air conditioning and where I can keep cool.

I love this quilt — I think my main attraction is the creator’s use of colour.


But how to quilt it? The easy option would’ve been stitch in the ditch. Instead, I decided to do feathers in the checkerboard ‘arms’ of each block, in variegated threads that matched the block’s colours.

quilt42_02  quilt42_04 quilt42_03

Then a central feather in the inner checkboard piece in the same threads, followed by ‘sort of’ feathers in the outer white spaces — these I did in either pale yellow or pale green thread, depending on the block’s colour. I went with a similar motif in the same colours around the central checkboards. I didn’t quilt the sashing strips, the borders, or the floral fabric stars.

Oh, and no marking except for the small central circle in the centre checkboards. Everything else was purely free motion quilting.

Threads used:

  • Top: Yellow, green, purple variegated (King Tut, ‘Passionfruit’ colour #931); green variegated (King Tut, ‘Oasis’ colour #988); pale yellow (Isacord, colour #5650); pale green (Isacord, colour #0640)
  • Bobbin: Various maroon and cream Invisifil and Deco-Bob threads from Wonderfil




2 responses

27 12 2012

This is your best yet… your use of feathers…..they are the BEST motif ever!!!!! I have no words to describe how much I love this quilt!!! Hugs, D

27 12 2012
Sandra B

This is such a cool quilt! Your quilting is lovely – feathers are just the best aren’t they.

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