Community Quilt 259

23 03 2016

What a stunner of a quilt this was! The person who made the top used colours that I would never have dreamt of putting together to create the illusion of a colour wash, and it was all done with faux pinwheels too.

How to quilt it? I thought about graffiti quilting it, but decided against it, instead choosing to go a bit more formal. I decided to closely quilt the lightest colour of the central area, using McTavishing. For the next layer (light to mid tone pinwheels), I segued into a larger open headband motif in the same variegated cream thread, then finally into a medium-size meandering stipple in a matching variegated cotton thread for the mid to dark areas.

Even though I’m not a fan of traditional applique, this quilt is a real stunner and I hope I’ve done it justice with the quilting I’ve done on it.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec ‘Wheat’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 60300); Superior King Tut ‘Old Giza’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 941)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan, lead gray)


Community Quilt 258

23 03 2016

At first glance, I thought this scrappy quilt was too busy, but on stepping back from it a little, I realised how cleverly constructed it was with the offsetting of the lights and darks creating various optical illusions.

I started by stitching in the ditch along all the diagonal lines, then filled in the dark parts only with a large ‘n’ and ‘u’ stitching pattern, keeping about a half inch between the up and down strokes of the motif. I didn’t use rulers — I just eyeballed the distance, so some are a little closer or further apart than half an inch, but the overall effect is of similarly spaced parallel lines.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Isacord (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour FB4133)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (lead gray)