WIP Wednesday

I been working to finish the last of the QOV tops that I have here. This lovely top was pieced by one of the members of the Stitching Sisters QOV group. It took me quite a while to decide how to quilt this one. I hate to do a pantograph with a medallion type of quilt. I thought it might be interesting to explain how I decided to quilt this.

I knew that  I would be doing some simple outlining of the center medallion using Superior Mono-poly thread. It is”invisible” and blend well with any fabric. In any quilt, it is very important that the density of the quilting be as consistent as possible across the quilt. This medallion  area dictated how closely the rest of the quilt would be quilted.




The small medallions in the corner blocks were appliqued. I came up with this design for the corner blocks as it didn’t require more than one stop and start.

I used one of my swag border templates turned upside down for the red borders. I really debated about those blue strips. I finally decided quilting them would mean the quilting here would be too dense compared to the center so I just stitched in the ditch on either side.

The star blocks were quilted just like the corner blocks. I try to use repeated motifs in a quilt so it all “makes sense” as a whole.

The log cabin blocks were quilted in a spiral fashion with a line of stitching from corner to corner of each log. I then did the centers in continuous curve so they would match the center of the star blocks.
  The colors are very off in the next few pictures. This is the back side of the eagle medallion>

The back of one of the star blocks.

And the back of a log cabin block.  

I also stitched  in the ditch around each of the blocks in the center.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced, Sew Fresh Quilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. Rochelle says:

    This is a beautiful quilt and you did it justice with the quilting. It will be a great gift to a deserving serviceman or woman.

  2. I think you did a fabulous job on the quilting.

  3. Kathy D says:

    Thanks for walking us through your thought process, Katy. Can’t wait to see this one in person!

  4. Val says:

    Your quilting looks fabulous on this quilt, Katy! Each element is well thought out and really enhances the overall appearance of the quilt.

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