Community Quilt 163

10 09 2014

Even though I’m not really a fan of pink, I quite liked this flying geese quilt. But how to quilt it?

I decided to go simple by stitching in the ditch around all the geese and their panels, and then stitching a border line about 1/2 an inch from each panel. And that was it. I could’ve done much more, but to be honest I though that what I’d done was enough to enhance the quilt. (BTW, I started using my Line Tamer ruler for stitching around each of the geese, but that took too long, so I just did it without the ruler for five of the panels — the centre photo below shows my freehand ‘straight’ lines without the ruler; however, I did use the ruler for the echo stitching around each panel.)

Surprisingly, the thread I used wasn’t pink but was a variegated thread of yellows and purples! It blended in well.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Wonderfil Mirage (30 wt, rayon?, colour SD 32)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (white)

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





Community Quilt 162

10 09 2014

This ‘eye spy’ quilt was SO busy with all those fabrics and colours that the simplest thing to do was a big meandering stipple! No stitch in the ditch at all — I just started from about the centre and worked my way out and around until it was all done.

I used a variegated thread in multiple shades of purple and it worked well, I thought.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Violets’ (40 wt, variegated cotton, colour 14072)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (lead gray)

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





Community Quilt 161

10 09 2014

I started by stitching in the ditch along all the seams in this quilt. Then to make the colours pop, I stitched ‘wonky’ straight lines in the black bars and a sort of squared off spiral in the large and small on-point squares.

For the border, I did a squared off open headband motif.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Black’ (40wt trilobal polyester, colour 11001)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (black)

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





Community Quilt 160

10 09 2014

This ‘Chinese coin’ quilt just called out for some straight ‘modern-style’ stitching across it, so that’s what I did after first stitching in the ditch around each of the dark borders. My Line Tamer ruler got a decent workout on this quilt!

I liked the final effect of the dark burgundy thread on the lighter fabrics.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton (rayon, 40 wt, maroon/burgundy colour of some sort)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (lead gray)

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





Community Quilt 159

10 09 2014

This quilt just didn’t ‘sing’ to me and I took ages trying to figure out how to quilt it. It sat on the back of a sofa for a couple of weeks first, with me hoping to get inspired every time I passed it. It wasn’t to be…

I knew I’d have to stitch in the ditch around all the scrap fabric squares, so I started with that. The empty white spaces were then quite puffy, so I did a simple point-to-point star effect, but still the middles were too puffy, so I did an eight-pointed star inside each one of the big white spaces.

Not my favorite quilt to quilt, and it was BIG too.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Mettler Metrosene Plus (polyester, colour 0781)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (white)

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