Community Quilt 167

28 09 2014

I think someone tried to use up some of their scraps for this quilt. Although there were some quite nice fabrics in this mishmash, the combinations just didn’t work for me. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason as to how the maker had put the fabrics together. The quilt looked OK from a distance, but up close it was hard on the eyes. And there was 1980s dusky green sheeting on the back.

How to quilt this ‘busy’ quilt? There was too much going on with the fabrics to do anything complex, so I went with a very simple 8-pointed wonky star in each block, after first stitching in the ditch around each block. I continued the theme in the sashing joins, stitching a little 8-pointed wonky star there too.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Mint’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 60345)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (white)




4 responses

28 09 2014
Donna Chambers

Eight Point wonky stars are a good choice for this busy quilt, Rhonda. Got my thinking cap on, maybe I should do wonky stars for one of my quilts. Cheers, Donna in Brisbane

28 09 2014
Josi Moroney

I think that it’s called a “crumb” quilt and the whole purpose is to use up bits and pieces of scraps to make new fabric to make into blocks for a quilt. I think I first saw something similar on Quiltville … Bonnie Hunter. Unique! Good quilting even if it doesn’t show much on front,

Sebring Florida

29 09 2014

“Oh my stars”!!!!!!! You did well to survive this one and I’m sure there is just the perfect someone “out there” that will love it!!!!!!

23 10 2014
Dawn C.

haha – I’m the perfect someone. I love it. I think the bluegreen background tones it all down. Very scrappy.

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