Lots of quilting here! The outside border is quilted with blue thread, the center area is quilted with yellow thread. In most cases, I match the needle and bobbin thread.Lois used a solid light backing, therefore, the back of the quilt is blue and yellow, too! What do you think about using contrasting thread against a light backing fabric? When planning your fabric for the backing, consider the thread!Here’s a detail of the quilting designs. I love how the yellow and blue areas are defined and the 4-patches pop!
The middle is stitched with my Cockscomb meander and the border is a floral meander with Terry Twist in the four patches. By using freehand designs, I can shrink or enlarge the stitching to fit the space. I just have to remember which one I’m stitching!
Here’s my first foray in quilting videos! Thanks to Connie at Artisan at Heart for requesting it and to my dear hubby for operating the camera and getting it uploaded to YouTube. The tricky part is trying to sew with the Millennium handles straight up so they are out of the camera view.
I designed this E2E pattern when Candace of Double Nickel Quilt Challenge brought me a quilt with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I call it Cockscomb Meander but another good name would be Fassett Flowers! It’s very simple and easy to change for your own personal style and density. Here’s some quilts with the design. Ginny’s Quilt. Candace’s Quilt. Hope you like it and have fun!!
For a new quilter, Bryan is already a good sewer and takes the time to piece the back, too!
I was very excited when I saw Ginny’s quilt! I knew exactly what E2E freehand design I wanted to do and I was hoping she would agree to hot pink thread. I had just finished two large quilts where the thread got lost in the quilting. As I was quilting those, I was thinking that the next quilt is going to have hot pink thread so I could see it! And here comes Ginny with the perfect quilt!
Candy has done another great quilt with a new twist on the disappearing nine patch. Check out her blog for a mini tutorial. The Kaffe Fassett fabrics are great for every type of quilting however we decided an overall would be best and I used one of the big flowers in the fabric as inspiration for a new meander design called Cockscomb meander. The batting is Quilter’s Dream Poly select and the thread is Superior Threads King Tut Joseph’s Coat variegated thread.