Sheri has created an incredible two-sided quilt using fabric her daughter got in Tanzania. We decided black thread and an overall pantograph, Fern Meander, were the best elements for the quilting. This pantograph adds movement and texture with a very organic feel. To insure the batting would not shadow through, we used Quilter’s Dream Poly Black.
Sheri’s quilt front
2 Obama panels on back
On a side note, in Tanzania, the Obama panels are worn as wraps or skirts.
Some quilts are just fun! Diane’s I Spy quilt uses a jar motif to feature fun focus fabric. We decided to use a small meander and variegated thread adding texture and color to the wide borders and jar blocks. The jar lid is outlined with a simple straight stitch. Following the butterfly motif, a freehand butterfly is stitched in the purple sashing and yellow cornerstones using the same variegated thread giving a whimsical look. To make the jars stand out the black background is stitched with a small meander with black thread.
Diane’s I Spy
T-shirt quilts are a great way to commemorate life events or put all those shirts to good use! Here’s a couple awesome t-shirt quilts made by Lauren. Notice the sashing detail that really sets off the t-shirts. She did a wonderful job stabilizing the t-shirt fabric which makes the quilting easier and with better results. My usual approach to quilting the T-shirt quilt is to stitch right through the motifs with a medium to large meander. The quilting adds texture and becomes another element without distracting from the topic of the shirts. The quilting density is even and makes the quilts very usable. The batting is Quilter’s Dream Puff which is light and machine wash and dry.
Sashing with corner details
Meander adds texture with distracting from shirts
Medium large meander
Here’s a couple quilts from Candy’s Double Nickel Quilt Challenge. Check out her blog for more information. “Nickel I Spy #2” is a great kids quilt! The Bubbles pantograph and King Tut variegated thread are the perfect compliments to a fun quilt like this.
Rows of color
Great for fabric too awesome to cut!
Feather border and ziggaty center
The Ziggaty Zag quilt is awesome! For this wallhanging some simple feathers in the border and stitching to mimic the center are the best quilting choices.