Community Quilt 275

26 06 2016

I really liked this quilt — the design, the colours. I think it’s a variation on these 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/, but instead of using charm squares, the quilt maker used half-square triangles inside each block. It’s very effective.

How to quilt it? I decided to do something I’ve never tried before — triangular spirals! It’s just a spiral motif, but with three corners. I liked the final effect, so might use this one again. No rulers were used — all free-motion quilting.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec GLide ‘Neon Green’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 90360)
  • 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/





Community Quilt 274

26 06 2016

I wanted to enhance this basic scrappy quilt with something floral, and ended up doing a sort of spiral centre, surrounded by rounded ‘petal’ arms. It’s another variation on ‘open headbands‘.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Spring’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 14062)
  • 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/





Community Quilt 273

26 06 2016

This big quilt was filled with panels from a marine-themed fabric, and surrounded by matching borders and sashing strips. After stitching in the ditch around all the blocks and borders, I did a water-style stitching motif in the panels, with wavy lines in the light green border and a sine wave in the thin dark border. I left the other areas unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Floriani (40 wt, rayon, colour PF074)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (lead gray)

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





Community Quilt 272

26 06 2016

Another big quilt, this time of half-square triangles in autumnal colours. After stitching in the ditch around every stinkin’ seam, I decided to do an all-over motif based on ‘open headbands‘, using a variegated autumnal thread.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Tweed’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 14076)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)

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





Community Quilt 271

26 06 2016

This was a BIG quilt, with the potential for lots of puckering with all those bias edges in the octagons. I started by stitching in the ditch around the main elements, then stitching echoed 4-petal flowers in the white spaces. I free-motion stitched BIG spirals in the green areas (thank goodness for quilting gloves and my Sweet Sixteen’s quilting table and extensions, and my bungee cord system!).

For the border, I stitched flame-like motifs, all in the same green thread. The green looks stunning on the black, although the picture of the border below is a bit washed out and doesn’t show the contrast very well.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Neon Green’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 90360)
  • 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/





Community Quilt 270

26 06 2016

I quilted spirals all over this scrappy rail fence and 9-patch block quilt to soften the geometry of all those squares and rectangles.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Maize’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2264)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)

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





Community Quilt 269

26 06 2016

How to quilt this busy chevron quilt? I decided to only quilt in the beige bands and the main border, and leave the other bands and black border unstitched. I did a simple ‘u’ or ‘n’ shape, with a larger variation in the main border.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Maize’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2264)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)

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