Community Quilt 141

11 05 2014

How to quilt this large quilt? I started by stitching in the ditch around all the blocks to stabilise it. Then I tackled the sashing strips and border as the fabric design ‘told’ me to do vertical stripey things. I added a spiral at each green corner join.

For the main blocks, I did a 3-petal flower type thing in the cream triangles. And then I came to a screeching halt. What to do in the 3-strip centre blocks?

I decided to alternate the motif, doing a curvy matrix in one, then a star in the other. The star goes from mid-point to opposite corner, to opposite mid-point etc. and I think it was quite effective. I used a soft green thread for these centres.

No rulers or marking pens were harmed in quilting this quilt 😉 It was ALL free motion. Even the stitch in the ditch… I’m getting much better at almost straight lines on my Sweet Sixteen.

This was a big quilt. I think it took about 6 hours to quilt.

(Click on a photo to view it larger)







The back:



Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec ‘Glide’ (40 wt trilobal polyester, colour ‘Cream’ #20001); Madeira Rayon (40 wt rayon, colour 1047)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna-Glide pre-wound bobbin (white)

Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here:



7 responses

12 05 2014

Super nice………lots of texture!!!! SID makes all the difference in the final look….much better “definition”!!!!!! Beautiful!!!!

12 05 2014

What does SID mean?

12 05 2014

SID = Stitch in the ditch.

12 05 2014

I am so sorry, it means “Stitch in the Ditch” and I usually add the meaning in parenthesis………………thank you for your question!!! (My bad!!!!!) Hugs………..Doreen

12 05 2014

I like your quilting, Rhona. An ty for the tutorial – gives lots of ideas. 🙂

18 05 2014
Dawn C.

That quilt looks so soft and cuddly.

28 07 2014

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