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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- 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/