Community Quilt 60

3 02 2013

I really liked this quilt! The colours were so bright and cheery, and the black set them off perfectly. I’m pretty sure it’s a Disappearing 9-patch quilt, and it had a pieced backing in fun coordinating fabrics.

I suspect this quilt will go to a teenager (likely a girl as boys tend not to choose pink!), as the text on the pink fabric is all text message shorthand, and the pattern on the white fabric is of phone keypads and keyboard keys.

So how to quilt it? I wanted to echo the straight lines of the pieces in the blocks and give a hint of a computer circuit board, so I did a ‘squared stipple’ as an all-over motif. But unlike a traditional stipple, the stitching lines in this one are meant to cross, though typically only once per square/rectangle. I continued the single line stitching (yes, there’s only one long continuous line of stitching in this quilt top) into the border to tie the border to the quilt’s theme. And I decided on a purple/pink variegated thread to coordinate with the pinks and purples in the quilt. I think the black border sets this thread off nicely too.

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Back:

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Threads used:

  • Top: Superior King Tut ‘Egyptian Princess’ (40 wt, cotton, colour #403)
  • Bobbin: Wonderfil Deco-Bob (80 wt, colour DB 205)

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





Community Quilt 59

3 02 2013

This quilt was already completed — the binding was on and some very basic ‘stitch in the ditch’ had been done around the large blocks. But the Community Quilt organiser thought I could add some ‘magic’ to it and lift it from mediocrity to something a bit more special.

I decided to quilt loopy feathers in each block — using soft green thread in the green blocks and a soft pink variegated thread in the pink and green blocks. All the large swathes (the big ‘X’) of feathers meet in the centre.

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Back:

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Sea Foam’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour #97494) and Fil-Tec Affinity ‘Mauve’ (40 wt, trilobal variegated polyester, colour #60149)
  • Bobbin: Wonderfil Deco-Bob (80 wt, colour DB 205)

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