A Custom Quilted QOV

Here is a recent QOV top that I quilted. This beautiful top was made by Val. I love this pattern! I made a quilt all in Denyse Schmidt prints a few years ago like this and am planning to do another soon.  So it was fun to quilt this one.

 Here is a look at the back.

And these are the rulers I used. They are available from Linda at The Quilted Pineapple.


I was asked by someone how I quilted this without a gazillion starts and stops. Good question! This is something I am still learning. I will try to show you how I did that on this top.


First, I quilted from left to right following  the path of the green arrows as shown above. I came back from right to left following the red arrows. I quilted half of the arcs in the hexagons, then did the little red continuous curve bit at the bottom of the white triangle to get to the next point of the hexagon. Then I did the last three arcs forming a star in each hexagon as I went. Then I did the little red curve at the top of the next triangle to get to the next hexagon.

I hope this makes sense! It takes me quite a while still to find a good continuous path for quilting like this. It sure helps when I find it!

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to A Custom Quilted QOV

  1. Zenia Rene says:

    Lovely finish. You and Val rock!

  2. Val W says:

    The quilting is gorgeous,Katy! I can’t wait to bind this one. And I don’t even like binding quilts.

  3. Sandra B says:

    Love this quilt! The fabrics are great, and I love how you quilted it….great teamwork !!

  4. anudge says:

    Beautiful!

  5. katyquilts says:

    Sent from my iPad

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  6. Sue says:

    it looks great Katy, thanks for the explanation on continuous line quilting, I can tell I have a long way to go on that front, cuz I still got lost following your explanation & drawing, lol

  7. lois92346 says:

    The quilting is beautiful. Your directions will help with some of my small projects in the future.

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