Community Quilt 101

16 08 2013

I wasn’t sure about this quilt — there was something about those bunnies that was scary! 😉 Maybe it was the clown colours or the upright ears, but these rabbits just didn’t seem very friendly.

Anyhoo… My job wasn’t to wonder about scary or friendly bunnies — it was to quilt the quilt that someone had spent hours making.

My first step was to outline and stabilise all the appliqued rabbit features in invisible thread. Once that was done, I just did a simple meandering stipple in a variegated pastel thread over all the other parts of the quilt, letting the bunnies take centre stage. I hadn’t seen or touched pique (?) fabric in YEARS, so it was quite nice handling the pale blue fabric.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Spring’ (variegated cotton [pink, yellow, blue, green pastels], 40 wt, colour 14062)
  • Bobbin: Bobbinfil (white, 70 wt, cotton)

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

 


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16 08 2013
treadlemusic

At first glance I am reminded of the 2 finger “peace sign” that dominated the ’70s (the ears were the first thing I saw!). I think you successfully changed their demeanor into friendly little hoppers. Wow! Pique is something I haven’t come across in a long time. Other than having a higher thread count, it should have behaved quite well. There’s someone “out there” who is just waiting for this little cutie!!!! Hugs……….

17 08 2013
Rhonda

LOL re the peace sign from the 60s and 70s, Doreen!

18 08 2013
treadlemusic

😉

17 08 2013
stephbg

I went straight for creepy!

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