Community Quilt 213

1 06 2015

Birdies! This BIG single-bed quilt was done in traditional heritage colours, with stylised birds appliqued into every alternate block. (It was so big, I had to hang it sideways on the clothes line to take a picture of it without it falling onto the ground.)

I started by stitching in the ditch around all the blocks, sashing strips, and borders. Then around the appliqued birds.

I then filled the background of each bird block with McTavishing, and stitched cathedral windows in the other 9-patch blocks. I left the sashing strips unstitched, but added a small cathedral window in each cornerstone.

In the green border I followed the pattern of the fabric and free-motion stitched through the centres of the little flowers, giving an overall diagonal effect.

Because the outer border was so dark, I just did a large meandering stipple in it to hold the layers together.

(Click on a photo to view it larger)

quilt213_01

quilt213_02

quilt213_03

quilt213_04

Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton (40 wt, rayon, burgundy colour); Rasant (40 wt, cotton, beige/tan colour)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (black and light tan)

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


Actions

Information

One response

21 06 2015
Dawn C.

Very cheerful quilt.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: