Community Quilt 191

21 02 2015

This was a small scrappy quilt, made from all sorts of fabric squares. The main colour theme seemed to be a purple/pink, so I decided to  quilt it in purple. Several of the seams were uneven, so I needed to use a motif that ‘stitched them into submission’ without causing too many puckers. To counteract the squares, I decided to do a rounded motif, and chose an old favourite — swirly spirals.

I liked the end result.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton (40 wt, rayon, purple of some sort)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (dark gray)

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





Community Quilt 190

21 02 2015

Another big quilt — this time for a soccer-mad kid 😉

After stitching in the ditch around the blocks to stabilise the quilt, I outline stitched the soccer balls in those blocks, using an Invisifil thread. Next, I ‘matrix’ stitched the blocks with fabric that had soccer nets behind the shoes, shirts, etc. I left the soccer balls unstitched so they ‘popped. Finally, I switched to a green thread to stitch large circles (emulating soccer balls?) in the blue, yellow, and green blocks and in the dark blue border. I left the green sashings unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Wonderfil Invisifil (100 wt, colour IF 179); Robison-Anton ‘Brite Jade’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2514)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (dark gray)

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





Community Quilt 189

21 02 2015

This was a big quilt, with big pinwheel-type blocks. It was nice and square and well-constructed using some lovely fabrics (colour as well as ‘hand’).

How to quilt it?

First, I stitched in the ditch around all the blocks using a matching Invisifil thread to stabilise the quilt. Then I free-motion stitched big brown leaf motifs in the brownish pinwheels, followed by big green leaf motifs in the green pinwheels. I used the same green thread for the large circles in the border.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Date’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2290); Madeira (40 wt, rayon, colour 1106 [yellow-green]); Wonderfil Invisifil (100 wt, colour IF 168)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (dark gray)

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