Community Quilt 145

3 06 2014

This was a little quilt, with no batting. Instead, it had a bright red polar fleece for the backing, which served as batting as well. I took a photo of the back, but reds and my phone camera just don’t play nicely together, so I haven’t added it below.

How to quilt it? I started by stitching in the ditch around all the blocks and the border as my previous experience with polar fleece as a backing is that it slips a LOT, so I needed to stabilise the two layers. Then I used the plaid fabric in the alternate blocks as my inspiration and based the stitching in these blocks on a variation of that, using different sorts of cross-hatching motifs in each of those blocks. To counteract the geometric nature of the quilting in those blocks, I used curved motifs in the other blocks, finishing with a star in the centre.

Then I stitched the borders of each block with wobbly lines (yes, they are deliberate!), and stitched big circles/pebbles/bubbles in the outer border. I didn’t stitch the beige inner border at all.

I used the same variegated green thread for all the stitching.

(Click on a photo to view it larger)

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec ‘Affinity’ (40 wt trilobal polyester, colour 60293 ‘Forest’)
  • Bottom: Wonderfil Invisifil (100 wt, colour IF202 [red])

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


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4 responses

4 06 2014
donnamchambers

Another good one.

4 06 2014
treadlemusic

Love it!!!!

15 06 2014
Dawn C.

The people in your community are very generous with their time and money on all the quilts they make.

21 08 2018
Ardene Hanson

Thank you for sharing those amazing quilts. Such gifted quilters and thread artist. I loved the one mist that made your heart beat faster!!!

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