Several weeks ago, Northcott approached me to quilt for their
upcoming show. I couldn’t refuse. Here are some of the quilts that
I worked on for them.
It seems that the theme this year was modern. All of the quilts
that I worked on were printed panels as well. It was interesting
because the quilts look pieced but aren’t. If you are busy and
don’t have the time to piece a top together, this might be the
route to go.
It was ironic too in that I also found a site online-Pattern Jam
in which you can actually design your own quilt top and then
have it printed and shipped to you. How cool is that?
Here is an individual block that makes up the printed top.
I really don’t mind quilting these up but sometimes, it is hard to
stay right on the printed line. Reminds me of being in elementary
school and you had to stay on the line when learning how to
This quilt was quite easy to quilt, in that I followed the lines
in the blocks and the outer border. I did try to mix up the
quilting so that it was a little more interesting though.
The backing is pretty cool. I love it!!
I used a So Fine polyester thread on the backing and a
monofilament on the top. When there are alot of colors,
I don’t have to change colors constantly, due to the
monofilament thread .
You can see the stitching lines on the back of the quilt.
This is a cute little wallhanging.
Again, on the top, I used a smoky monofilament thread to
go around all the flowers in the black border. In the white
center area, I used a white So Fine thread. I quilted in
swirls to add some movement and I stitched straight lines
around the blocks so make it look more modern.
In the black outer border, I quilted in straight lines but
added some curves for interest. Joni Robinson is one of
my new favorite modern quilters.
The backing is pretty cool as well.
A close up of the backing fabric.
This is another printed panel. I really like the color
gradations in this top.
I stitched around all the blocks and the squares.
In the outer border, I wanted to try some of these
circles. I marked all the circles with a template and
was crazy enough to stitch them freehand.
They are not perfect but I think they will pass.
The purple fabric on the backing. I used a monofilament
thread for the top and a purple So Fine thread for the
I really love the straight lines on the backing.
In the corners, I stitched in a bigger circle; again, another
Jodi Robinson design. I really like these circles right now too.
Hope you have a great week.