What a pretty quilt this was! I loved the colour combination of aqua and grey. And looking at it closely, it was made with a simple pattern I’ve used in a couple of recent quilts (https://rhondabracey.com/2015/09/07/baby-quilt-kaffe-fassett-fabrics/ and https://rhondabracey.com/2015/09/28/baby-quilt-with-tonga-treasures-fabric/).
How to quilt it? I wanted to something not quite floral, but not geometric either. I thought about big spirals, then decided to do a motif I haven’t done for a while — a spiral that comes out with rounded arms. It looks a bit like a flower, but it isn’t; it could also be a stylised Aboriginal motif. Anyhow, I thought it worked well with the quilt top design and colours.
For the border, I continued with the aqua thread and the rounded arms from the main motif, stitching elongated ‘u’ shapes of various widths.
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- Top: Robison-Anton ‘Mint Julep’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2310)
- Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (white)
Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/