As promised…

As I promised from last week, here are a few more pictures of what I was working

on for Northcott.


This runner was designed by Diane MeGregor of Castilleja Cottons.

Diane wanted a fairly simple quilting design so I decided to play up

the squares and quilted  straight lines.


The stitching almost looks like a picture frame.

In the outer orange border, I carried the stitching into that area too.

It emphasizes the square shapes as well.  I don’t think that any motif

would have looked good in this border area.


Ah, the backing.  What great texture on the back as well.  A 40 wt

embroidery variegated thread was used for the top and the backing.

I am learning that it is a good idea to use the same weight of thread

for the top and the back, less tension issues that way. The thread brand

varied from Fantisico, to So Fine, to Bottom Line.  All seemed to

work ok but it shreds alot on the back so you have to make sure that

you secure it  well when starting and stopping.


My second Bargello runner.  Again, Diane designed this runner. What a

great job she did too.  Intially, I thought that this would be so simple to quilt.

Boy, was I wrong.  The lines are simple but do you know how hard it is to

stitch a large curved smooth line?  You can see  every squiggle you make. I did

pick out the really bad squiggles and re quilt them but overai, it worked out well.


Don’t you just love the lines?  I used a 40 wt variegated thread on the top  and backing.


What great lines and texture that the quilting created.  Can you tell that I love



I know you saw this one last week but I really like how it turned out.

Daphne Greig, of Patchworks Studio is the designer of this runner.


This block is one of my favorites.  Yes, the texture again

is calling to me. Feathers were included too because it felt like the runner

was a little traditional and classy, all at the same time. Swirls were added

too, to break up the straight lines and add some variety to the runner.


And the backing shows off the quilting and the texture as well.

A 40 wt thread was used for the top and backing too.

Have a great week!


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