At the beginning of 2014 the members of the Always Thread team set themselves a challenge, in the form of a round robin quilt project. We wanted this to be a small wall-hanging sized quilt, and one with a very modern feel. To see how we set up the specifications for our challenge go to https://alwaysquilting.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/taking-the-round-robin-into-the-21st-century/
At our final handover day the four quilts looked like this…..
Ladybirdee added both machine and handquilting to her quilt, using two different weights of Aurifil thread. (Ne 40 and 12 respectively).
A view from the back shows her extensive quilting.
She has also used pieced binding in 2 colours to add to the visual impact.
Judysewforth also added lots of detailed quilting in a very “fun” design!! (#FUN) Her binding is also pieced in two colours to match the outer border.
Her backing fabric is a bit of fun too. (Sorry about the direction of this photo – WordPress is doesn’t seem to like this photo!)
Jenny found some binding fabric to complement the colours in her quilt and used a variegated thread to machine quilt her project.
And as for my quilt….I could not decide how to quilt it and spent ages gazing at it without inspiration! In the end I machine stitched in the ditch to stabilise it (using Aurifil 40 weight), then added modern look hand quilting using Aurufil cotton in 12 weight. I trialled lots of colours before being happy with the apricot/orange I used (colour 2220) which doesn’t really show up very well in the photo.
Although this project took me very far from my comfort zone, and I engaged in a fair bit of sighing and complaining along the way, it did prove to be an intriguing exercise with interesting quilts as a result.
What about your group? Is anyone up for a challenge? We’d love to hear!
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