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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- 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)
Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/