Community Quilt 218

8 07 2015

This Australiana quilt was a bit of a mish-mash of fabrics and elements — there was applique, some embroidered animals, some traditional and modern quilt blocks in the corners, as well as a linen-like fabric in the centre, and weird ghost forms in the white/cream/green border fabric.

How to quilt it? First, I stitched in the ditch around all the blocks, borders, sashing strips, and the appliqued pieces in the centre block. Next, I did some McTavishing in the centre block’s background to make the applique pieces ‘pop’; I also echo quilted around the embroidered animals in that block and then McTavished in there too. For the green leaf fabric, I stitched large leaves going in a zigzag pattern diagonally (about 8 leaves per fabric strip). I did other filler stitches in the remaining corner blocks, then a stylised sun motif in the ghost fabric strips. I repeated the stylised sun motif in the brown border fabric too.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Rasant (cotton/poly, colour 1630 [was 0861]); Robison-Anton ‘Earthen tan’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2569)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)




One response

21 08 2015
Dawn C.

Very pretty quilt. Very “Aussie”.

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