Community Quilt 225

16 08 2015

Another scrappy quilt. This one was made up of lots of half-square triangles, with two large stars formed from some of them. And then there was a strange 3-strip panel on each side.

The direction of the main triangles leant itself to some straight-line quilting. I stitched in the ditch along the main diagonal seams first, the through the middle, then through the space created by those lines. I liked the effect, especially as I used a gold thread (NOT metallic) to set off the many fabrics that had splashes of gold in them.

For the stars, I just stitched in the ditch, then did some McTavishing in the white space. It took a while to decide what to do with the 3-strip panels. I thought about feathers then figured they’d look out of place with the straight lines of the diagonals, so I did some mountain peaks (no rulers or marking) along one side first, then echoed back on the other side.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Military Gold’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 27407)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin




2 responses

16 08 2015

Good solution to an odd problem–the quilt appears very long and narrow…

21 08 2015
Dawn C.

Nice job as usual.

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