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