Community Quilt 389

5 04 2018

This pink and grey quilt was very different, and posed some challenges for quilting. The centre circles were quite raised and I suspect had been filled with even more batting to make them puffy. And the diamond shapes separating the blocks were loose — they’d been stitched into the seams, but the whole piece floated above the surface of the quilt. I certainly didn’t want to stitch them down, not after the quilt maker had gone to all that trouble to get that floating effect!

So, how to quilt it? As usual, the first step was stitching in the ditch around all the blocks and borders (using a light grey thread), avoiding the floating diamonds. Then to emphasise the raised centre of each block, I free-motion stitched flower petals (in pink thread) around each one. In the main border, I stitched swags and petal shapes, with a flower in each corner block.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Floriani (40 wt, rayon, colour PF484); Fil-Tec Glide ‘Pink’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 70189)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (lead gray)




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