Community Quilt 324

4 05 2017

Someone spent a lot of time doing the redwork embroidery for each of the alphabet letters in this quilt. I just hope they washed the red embroidery thread and the border fabric very well before making it, otherwise there’s a good chance the red will run into the cream when this quilt gets washed. As I was quilting it, I could see quite a few red thread tails behind the cream blocks — if the dye runs, it will ruin this lovely quilt.

How to quilt it? I started by stitching in the ditch around each block and the outside of each letter. Then I did a smallish stipple in the ‘white space’, which lets the letter pop out, almost like trapunto. I left the red sashing strips and borders unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Linen’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 20001)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (white)




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