Community Quilt 75

22 04 2013

There are some Community Quilt tops I get that I just love. And some I like a lot. Some others — not so much… This was one that I actually disliked (with no offence to the person who put the top together). I didn’t like the colours, I didn’t like the prints (Holly Hobby [!] and cow udders combined with tropical leaves and pastel flowers, anyone?), and I didn’t like the fabrics (cheap poplin, some linen, some curtain fabric, as well as some older cottons with no redeeming features at all). And it was wonky.

To beat the wonkiness into submission and to not overpower the quilt with any more ‘busyness’, I just decided to do a reasonably close meandering stipple in a variegated thread in mauve, olive, and khaki that sort of matched some of the colours. Unfortunately, the thread was a 12 wt thread that I hadn’t used before, so it had a few breakages along the way and caused me a bit of grief.

(Click on a photo to view it larger)

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Threads used:

  • Top: Wonderfil Fruitti (12 wt; Egyptian cotton; colour # FT 14)
  • 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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22 04 2013
stephbg

Wow, that one actually hurts to look at.

23 04 2013
treadlemusic

You made it look so good! Wonky-ness is everywhere these days (at least it is commonplace in my world, too!). Such an interesting/odd(?) combo of fabrics. Variety makes the world go ’round (I think…LOL!). Blessings…….

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