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.

(Click on a photo to view it larger)





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)




2 responses

24 03 2016

Beautiful work!

24 03 2016
Mary Ed Williams

Absolutely gorgeous work! I hope someday to be able to come close to your expertise on my Tiara, but it’s looking grim.

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