Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Quilting, quilting, quilting!

 I've spent most of my sewing time this week quilting this wall hanging - my Round Robin from my quilting group.

No 'proper' photos of the whole thing, as it's about 72" wide, so hard for me to get a full shot without involving two people to hold it for me!

What you can see here is one of the diamonds that is filled with quilting.
 There are three of them - I'm showing them from the back so that there is a better chance of the quilting showing up.

Each diamond is 15" square and each one took about 2 hours to quilt. 

I started off with a couple of circles in each square but it was pretty difficult to see the blue wash out pen on the blue fabric, so I only used a circle construct on the centre diamond, shown below.
   I used a 'Graffiti Quilting' approach, starting in the middle and working out from there, adding different motifs as I thought of them.  When I'd made a large medallion I filled the rest of the space with a small stipple stitch.
This is on the back too -  a strip of blue breaking up the white slubbed fabric.

It's just as well that my new spools of white cotton arrived, even at 50wt each diamond took at least a bobbin full of thread, showing just how dense it is!

As you can see, I just used 1" wide parallel lines aside from the FMQ panels.

Next I'll be adding the binding and the hanging sleeve before washing out the blue guide lines.


  1. Oh my goodness, your quilting is magnificent!!!

  2. Gorgeous quilting Plum. I can see the advantage of those machines with large bobbins.

  3. Oh my gosh - that's looking fab! How's the building work?

  4. Wow! It looks fantastic. I love thinking it up as I go, I am not that good at planning ahead.

  5. The quilting looks amazing. Love the blue fabric.

  6. So impressed you've been so busy during summer, I'm buckling down because its winter my way and I like being indoors! Your quilting is looking great, can't wait to see more :)


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