Community Quilt 95

8 07 2013

I was really looking forward to quilting this quilt! I’d seen it from afar as it was being pin-basted at the Community Quilting Bee. As soon as I saw it from a distance, I just knew it was aching to be quilted in the ‘modern quilt’ style.

I started by using invisible thread on the hexagons to stitch them down and stitch in the ditch around them. Then I used my Line Tamer ruler to stitch straight vertical lines through the centres of the blowflies (or are they cicadas?).

Next, I stitched a continuous line of overlapping rectangles across all the border fabrics. Finally, I thought I’d add a touch more colour by using the centres of the flies/cicadas to create some coloured hexagons in thread to match the colours of the hexagons in the lower right corner.

(Click on a photo to view it larger)

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Back:

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Threads used:

  • Top: Main thread: Gutermann Sulky (silvery grey [colour #1011], 40 wt, rayon); Minor threads: Fil-Tec Glide (‘Neon Orange’ colour #90811, 40 wt, polyester), Mettler Poly Sheen (bright pink [colour #1950], 40 wt, polyester), Floriani (peacock blue [colour #PF373], 40 wt, polyester?), Isacord (neon green [colour #Fb 6010/A2941], 40 wt, polyester)
  • Bobbin: Wonderfil Invisifil (red, 100 wt, colour IF 202)

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


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8 07 2013
treadlemusic

You really “nailed it” with the stitching motifs!!! Love it and beautifully done, Girl!!!!! Hugs……

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