Does anyone remember the song “I think I’m turning Japanese, I really
think so?” Well, this quilt, that was made by Linda, reminded me of that song.
Linda is a great piecer, everything is flat and square.
It is a very distinctive quilt and one that proved to be a bit challenging.
In the outer border, I quilted circles and squiggle lines.
Who would want to stitch anything over this design?
I used a red polyester thread for the top thread and in the
bobbin as well.
The inner black border received a swirl design.
Once again, black thread was used in both the top and in the bobbin.
In the middle section of the quilt, I quilted around all the ladies.
I didn’t want to take away from that design either. White thread was used here.
Beside the white area, there were red round circles. These circles
received squiggly lines inside of 2 circular lines. I used my Gammill
Workstation for the circles. It proved to be very handy indeed.
In the small black rectangle area, I quilted a swirl and pebbles. I used
circles once again.
At first glance, I thought that this area of the quilt had been pieced but
when I got closer, this is an actual printed fabric. Isn’t that cool? In the light
areas, I stitched a squiggly line. In the dark red sections. I did straight lines.
They kind of mimic the border area again.
In the black areas that surround the red circles, I quilted in
pebbles. Again, echoing the circles that were all over this quilt.
May I remind you to consider the color of fabric you will be putting
on the back of your quilt. This quilt has a white backing on it. I used
black thread, red thread and white thread. Because this is not a show
quilt, Linda did not mind allowing me to do this. I really don’t like how
the back looks with these thread colors on it.
Maybe a red backing or a combination of red, black and white would
have been more appropriate. So, please think of this when choosing
your backings. It does make it a little easier for your longarmer.
Here is my WIP:
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Have a great week.