Although strawberry season is over now, strawberries were on my mind
while quilting this quilt for Judy.
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?
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.
The backing was made up of a mottled fabric.
It blends nicely with the quilt top.
Judy also brought me this wall hanging.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.