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)




One response

7 05 2015

Such an interesting piecing made even more so by your wonderful choices of stitching patterns!!!! Love how the “flying geese” turned out!!!! Will have to try that one…..simple but oh so effective!!! That border rocks!!!

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