Community Quilt 113

7 10 2013

This was a fairly ordinary scrappy quilt (MY opinion only — others may love it), but that white space just screamed out for some chevron-style quilting I’ve seen a lot of recently.

I stitched echoing straight lines 1/2″ from the edges of the 4-patch blocks, then filled those white areas with a continuous line ‘zigzag’, with the lines between 1/8 and 1/4″ apart. No I didn’t measure them or mark them or use a ruler — I just free motion stitched those lines. Perfection wasn’t my aim — the effect was. And I think I achieved that.

After I’d finished the white areas, I had some quite puffy 4-patches, so I just free motion stitched a sort of circle with a line going through it through each of them. That idea came out of my head and I take full responsibility for it ;-).

For the brown border, I used the same white thread to add a single line of straight stitching (this time I used my Line Tamer ruler!) to give the effect of a picture frame. And then I did big meandering stippling in the outer border.

(Click on a photo to view it larger.)







Threads used:

  • Top: Wonderfil Silco (40 wt, colour #SC03)
  • Bottom: Bobbinfil (white)




One response

8 10 2013

And I thank you so much for alerting me to the Line Tamer….love it! Your stitching really ‘made’ the quilt special!!!!

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