Thursday, 14 June 2012

ATCs Quilting

(Click the links for the previous Foundation and Layers posts)

I wanted to try something different quilting wise, so I stitched a wonky grid all over the piece using bright turquoise thread. To make it easy on myself, I just stitched between all the pins to make the grid.

As you may notice, I left the top tension so that the bobbin thread in the grid shows on the top and I have since learned that there are classes taught that uses this as the main design technique. It might actually be fun exploring this – later.

When the grid was in place and all the needles out, I put on the free motion foot and free motion quilted inside each little box with a red variegated thread.

I stitched each box in the same row with the same pattern, using some of the patterns I used when teaching the free motion class earlier this spring.


It’s a little bit silly though, no one will notice the quilting patterns when cut into little pieces, but it was a fun exercise quilting wise – and it looks great on the back with the red stitches going into the green felt backing.


Using felt for the top could actually be an interesting idea, couldn’t it…

2 comments:

  1. I love the ways you're always coming up with new techniques, stretching yourself to do something extraordinary. Your results are fantastic!

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  2. I bet everyone will notice how cool the back looks too! xox

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