Community Quilt 206

7 05 2015

This quite traditional quilt offered me a challenge — how to quilt it? I thought about all over designs, feathers, spirals etc.  But nothing grabbed me as being suitable. Instead, I opted for using my Line Tamer ruler and stitching 8-pointed stars in the coloured parts of the blocks, and slightly different 8-pointed stars in the white space (after stitching in the ditch around all the stars in the blocks and flying geese…).

For the flying geese, I echo stitched half an inch out from the seam lines. And in the border, I stitched a straight line half an inch from the seam, then free-motion stitched (i.e. no ruler) the zigzag peaks and valleys. I quite liked the zigzag effect and can see myself using that motif again soon — it’s perfect for smallish borders!

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Linen’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 10WG1)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (white)


Community Quilt 205

7 05 2015

This bright scrappy quilt had LOTS of bias edges, so needed quite a lot of quilting to flatten it out.  I decided to follow the overall ’roundness’ of the pattern and stitch large yellow spirals all over the main part of the quilt, leaving the solid blue and black borders. I stitched arcs in the scrappy border.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Floriani (40 wt?, rayon, colour PF546)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)