Community Quilt 322

25 04 2017

To enhance the diagonal pattern of this quilt, I stitched straight lines every two diagonal rows, then stitched a large meandering stipple in the main border, leaving the pink and green borders unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Driftwood’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 14069)
  • 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 321

25 04 2017

How to quilt this ‘asterisk’ quilt? I started by stitching in the ditch around all the blocks and the asterisk elements (including their square centres), then did a small stipple in the background for each asterisk. I finished with a large stipple in the border and diagonal stitching in the small squares in the border. I left the asterisks, the green border, and the bars of solid colours unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Robison-Anton ‘Coffee Bean’ (40 wt, rayon, colour 2339)
  • 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 320

25 04 2017

I went back to one of my ‘muscle memory’ motifs for quilting this quilt — a flower variation of ‘open headbands‘. Instead of finishing the final arc with a curved arc, you hop back with little arcs that look like petals on a flower.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Gutermann (40 wt, polyester, colour 800)
  • 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 319

25 04 2017

There were lots of very busy fabrics in this quilt, so I quilted it in an all-over motif — a meandering stipple, punctuated with circles. I repeated this motif in the pink border too, leaving the white border unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Pink’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 70189)
  • 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 318

25 04 2017

How to quilt this quilt? After stitching in the ditch along all seams, I tackled the small floral squares, stitching a fluid crosshatch in them. For the larger floral squares, I stitched free-form eight-petalled flowers, repeating this motif in the setting triangles. I left all the plain coloured sashing strips unquilted, and echo stitched a half inch inside the border.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Pink’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 70189);  Fil-Tec Glide ‘Linen’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 10WG1)
  • 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 317

18 04 2017

I think the applique pieces, and possibly even the quilt top itself, were made some time ago — one of the pieces had ‘2003’ written on it, and the fabrics used in the sashing strips and borders seemed a decade or two old.

I started by stitching in the ditch around all the main blocks, then stitching around the edge of each appliqued centre, then doing a simple stipple in the dark background fabric without stitching into any of the applique work. For the border, I ditch stitched around the borders, then did a simple stipple in the blue border, leaving the sashing strips and red border unstitched.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Rasant (40 wt, cotton, colour 0132); Fil-Tec Glide ‘Royal’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 30661)
  • 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 316

18 04 2017

I really liked how the disparate fabrics in this quilt went so well together in the ‘sort of’ log cabin design. But how to quilt it? After stitching in the ditch around the main blocks, I decided to ditch stitch straight lines (using my indispensable Line Tamer ruler!) following the second log cabin seams surrounding the centre square, using a variegated yellow and teal thread. I extended these lines out into the border too. I very much liked the final, almost art deco, effect.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Signature ‘St Thomas’ (40 wt, cotton, colour F151)
  • 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/