Community Quilt 72

16 04 2013

Ooo! A dramatic yellow, black and white quilt top! How to quilt it??? There were some floral and leaf fabrics in there, as well as geometrics. I immediately dismissed the idea of a floral or curly leaf motif and went for geometrics. Should I just do straight line ruler work a la modern quilts, or something else?

I still wanted to do something similar to quilting on modern quilts but not plain lines, so I opted for a straight line stipple that crossed to form rectangles and ‘sort of’ squares. No rulers or markings — I just eyeballed it and went for it, starting in the centre and working my way out.

This is one of those all-over, edge-to-edge, single line quilting motifs that I love doing (I get into a zen zone), and I thought it worked well on this quilt.

(Click on a photo to view it larger)

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Threads used:

  • Top: Isacord 40 wt trilobal polyester (I don’t have the empty thread spool, so can’t give the colour, but it was sort of a mango yellow)
  • Bobbin: Bobbinfil (white)

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


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