I finished the autumn leaf quilt! The blocks were completed several years ago, it remained to sew them together then quilt and bind everything. The quilt is quite large, about 5' x 6.5'. The perfect size to snuggle on the couch with a companion :) Now to find a snuggle buddy...
I'd planned to use some cool free motion quilting designs, before I knew how hard that is. Instead I quilted mostly in the ditch with some free motion on the white inner border.
The leaves have Art Deco-ish straight line designs, more visible from the back. I added yellow perle cotton bobbin work to outline the sawtooth border. I may add a line of burgundy stitching outside the dark red border.
|Sawtooth border; free-motion quilting|
At right are the sawtooth and white borders. The edge of the quilt has a 3" wide dark red border, 1/2" white border, then green binding.
More photos here
More photos here
The bobbin work was done using a straight stitch, 3.5mm stitch length, invisible nylon thread in the needle and perle cotton in the bobbin. I bypassed the bobbin case's tension spring when inserting the bobbin.
You can also couch thicker threads, especially textured threads or yarn. In that case use a narrow zig zag, nylon or matching thread, and pull the thread through the hole in your needle plate if there is one. A couching presser foot would be even better. A center pull ball or thread wound around a reused thread spool are good ways to hold the thread, and I typically let it dispense from my lap.
Gorgeous quilt, Summer!ReplyDelete
Thank you :D I'm snuggling under it as I type.
Beautiful quilt! I love the geometric leaves and the autumn colors.ReplyDelete
@The Slapdash SewistReplyDelete
Thanks :) The colors make me happy.