This was a BIG scrappy quilt, made up of lots of 2″ squares in a sort of chevron pattern.
My first task was to stitch in the ditch to stabilise it (there were quite a few wonky seams, especially by the time you got to the border). I stitched in the ditch every 3×3 ‘block’, which helped hold it together. Then I stitched diagonally across every second chevron, following the pattern of the fabrics, and pivoting at the apex and returning down the other side of the chevron. I used a variegated purple thread.
The overall effect is of very large chevrons, which is what I set out to achieve. My Line Tamer ruler got a good workout 😉
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- Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Violets’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 14072)
- Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (gray)
Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/