How to quilt this dramatic red and white quilt?
I agonised over how I would quilt it as I stitched in the ditch around ALL the blocks, eventually settling on doing a wonky star in red thread on the white crosses, and some very dense quilting on the ‘backgrounds’ to the red stars, thus creating a puffy square effect. I used my Line Tamer ruler for all the straight lines, except the dense quilting.
I thought about doing a white wonky star motif in the red squares, but decided against it as I quite liked the puffiness of those squares against the rest of the quilt.
I stitched straight ‘piano key’ lines in the tartan border, following the pattern in the fabric.
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- Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Cardinal’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 700001)
- Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (red)
Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/