Community Quilt 121

4 11 2013

This quilt was made from the same block pattern as the previous one.

First, I stitched in the ditch around the main diamond blocks, then decided to do a floral style open headband motif for quilting the main design.

For the borders I just did some large clam shells using one of my Handi Quilter rulers, then added a single flame motif between each one to add a bit of interest. I stayed with the deep pink variegated thread throughout and quite liked the effect of the pink on the deep green background.

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Threads used

  • Top: Superior King Tut ‘Red Sea’ (cotton, 40 wt, colour #926)
  • Bottom: Wonderfil Deco Bob in a soft pink (80 wt, colour DB 205)

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


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3 responses

5 11 2013
treadlemusic

Very nice and I like the thread/fabric color combo, also. Definitely “works”!

7 11 2013
Dawn C.

Very pretty quilt, nicely done. Do you bind it also or does someone else do that? You get these quilts finished fast. Did you have any problems with the different weight threads in top & bottom?

8 11 2013
Rhonda

Hi Dawn

The quilts come to me basted (mostly) and ready for quilting. That’s all done by others in the city, often at one of their community days. The binding is done by others too, which just leaves me with a prepped quilt ready to quilt 😉

If it’s a motif I’ve done a lot, there’s quite a bit of ‘muscle memory’ going on and I can do it fairly quickly without thinking about it too much. And the size of the quilt matters too in how long it takes. So a smaller quilt with a familiar quilting design will definitely get finished long before a larger quilt or a quilt of the same size but with either an unfamiliar motif or a complex one (like different quilting in each block).

As far as stitching the quilts goes, no, I’ve had no problems with the different top/bottom threads. I always test my tension on a scrap every time I change the bobbin. As far as longevity of the thread goes, well I never see these quilts again and I don’t know what sort of use/abuse they get, so I can’t comment on the threads under their future circumstances.

–Rhonda

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