Community Quilt 139

3 05 2014

This was a big, pretty quilt. All those soft pastels that matched perfectly, even though when you look closely at the fabrics, you’d wonder how checks and florals and other patterns would go together. But they did.

I quilted this with a variegated pastels cotton thread (and generated a LOT of lint in the process).

My initial thought was to do square and round spirals in alternating blocks, but I ended up doing something more rounded — a variation on the ‘open headband’ motif with flower shapes around each inner arc. I stitched in the ditch around all the blocks first.

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The back:


Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec ‘Harmony’ (40 wt cotton; ‘Spring’ colour 14062)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide pre-wound bobbin (white)




5 responses

3 05 2014

Those blocks are so soft and sweet. The quilting is perfect for the overall ‘feel’ that the colors/prints generate. Love it!!!!!!!

3 05 2014
Donna Chambers

Like your quilting, Rhonda – is there a name for your quilting pattern using your SS16?

4 05 2014

Another amazing quilting job!! I read your post on quilting with cotton thread. Have you tried Aurifil? Is it any better?

5 05 2014

No, I can’t get Aurifil easily except online. I’ve used King Tut, Fil-Tec’s Harmony, and Rasant cottons — all have this lint issue. I have a massive thread stash, so doubt I’ll be buying thread for an awfully long time. I’m very happy with Glide and Isacord.

10 05 2014
Dawn C.

Beautiful quilt & quilting.

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