Community Quilt 151

14 07 2014

I quilted four Community Quilts on my quilting retreat weekend last weekend. I didn’t keep track of the threads I used, so unlike the others I’ve documented, you won’t get thread choices in these posts.

This first one had lots of hearts in each block forming a central star-like shape. I stitched in the ditch around all the blocks and borders first, then around the hearts to stabilise the quilt, then echoed around the hearts to make them ‘pop’ from any decorative stitching. I then free motion stitched ‘straight’ lines in the centres of the stars, and in the very busy floral fabric sashing strips (with a spiral at each central part where they joined). I left the solid yellow and green borders in each block free of stitching. Finally, I stitched large spirals in the border fabric.

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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

14 07 2014
donnamchambers

Good one, Rhonda.

14 07 2014
treadlemusic

I love blue/white quilts!!!! I really like the simplicity of this one. More like the hand stitched quilts of old.

20 07 2014
Dawn C.

Beautiful!

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