Modern Strawberries…

Although strawberry season is over now, strawberries were on my mind

while quilting this quilt for Judy.

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Judy designed this quilt with the idea that all the aqua petals would

represent leaves and the red petal would represent a strawberry. Even the

lime green outer border fits into the strawberry theme.

What a great modern idea for a quilt.

Any of you trying your hand at designing modern quilts?

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Because the quilt was modern, Judy wanted modern quilting on it.

She chose”Raindrops” by Lisa Calle for the quilting.  I used a white Glide

thread for the top and the backing. It has alot of sheen to it so it adds an

extra sparkle to the quilt top.

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The backing was made up of a mottled fabric.

It blends nicely with the quilt top.

Judy also brought me this wall hanging.

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This is the second one I have quilted. It is a popular wallhanging in

this area because we live near cottage country.

Judy wanted little stitching around each motif but wanted something more

in the black and colored  sashing as well as in the outer border.

In the colored sashing, I stitched clouds, birds flying, and a sun

or moon, whichever you prefer. In the black sashing, I stitched

leaves due to the small space.

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In the outer black border, I stitched  pinecones and pine needles. I

thought they were appropriate and you can see trees in the area to

the left of the  black border.

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The white bits are pieces of tracing paper that I used to make symmetrical trees.

The white paper had to be picked off later. I have since discovered a new way

to stitch out these trees and not use tracing paper.

A lady told me to use Stretch and Seal. You can draw on it with a Frixion pen

and then it will stick to your quilt, no pins needed and it will not shift or move

while you quilt.

When you are done quilting, you can brush off the bits and pieces or iron it off.

I was told that it melts away. I have yet to give it a trial run but when I do, you

will be the first to know the results.

Don’t you just love it when you can use other non quilting items and gadgets and

use them for quilting?

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Another shot of the wallhanging. The backing was black so I used a black

polyester thread for the backing. On the front of the quilt, I used a black

polyester thread as well as a variegated 40 weight for the colored sections.

I also want to mention that I used a black batting so if any bearding occurs,

you will not notice it at all. If I had used a white or cream batting, any

bearding will show through. Keep that in mind with black fabrics and

backings.

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I have finally finished my Message In A Bottle Block for my Oceans

BOM, over at Quilt Art Designs. It was fun and I am totally addicted

to paper  piecing now.

Have a great week.

5 thoughts on “Modern Strawberries…

  1. Jan says:

    I love to see the work of other quilters. I am intrigued by the wall hanging and how you worked it, and how it might compare with the other one that you did. I am currently quilting a baby quilt with applique sunbonnet sue. . . it’s my first applique quilt and I’m feeling lost! Your wall hanging and my baby quilt seem to be similar because they are split into smaller spaces with a different design in each area. I’m stopping by from the link party at Quilt Art Designs. 🙂

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