Community Quilt 349

7 10 2017

I don’t know what it is about batiks, but I just love them, and even though I’m not a fan of browns I loved the combination of colours used in this batik quilt. I decided to quilt it using a single-line squared meander, with piano keys in the border. All free-motion quilting — no rulers.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Earthen Tan’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2569)
  • 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 348

7 10 2017

How to quilt this really big scrappy quilt, made from fabrics of all sorts of colours? First, I stitched in the ditch around each sashed area and the borders, then stitched piano keys in the end strips, with a large meandering motif in between the sashed areas (leaving the sashing unstitched). Finally, I stitched random-length piano keys in the yellow borders.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-tec Glide ‘Marigold’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 80130)
  • 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 347

7 10 2017

How to quilt this big scrappy rail-fence style quilt? I decided to keep it simple, stitching large ‘n’ and ‘u’ shapes going cross-wide to the direction of the fabric in each block, then some more of them in the border, but this time of random length.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Ming’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2322)
  • 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 346

7 10 2017

I loved the crisp summery colours of this quilt. The aqua and orange aren’t colours I would’ve chosen to go together, but they worked really well in this quilt.

I started by stitching in the ditch around each element of the quilt, then did some echoing and MacTavishing in the Hawaiian-style blocks, then some ‘straight’ stitching (not really straight, ‘cos I didn’t use rulers) in the on-point squares and the main border. I left other areas unquilted so they popped.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘White’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 10000)
  • 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/