Thursday, 20 December 2018

Jill's Redwork Stitchery Applique Quilt

Jill's Applique and Stitchery Quilt Custom quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Jill's Applique and Stitchery Quilt
Custom quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
This is the centre panel of Jill's quilt, just one panel of hand stitchery amongst a lovely quilt of beautiful applique work.  Once you have made a beautiful quilt top such as this one with hand stitched detail it can be intimidating to know how to quilt it.  I am a big fan of stitching in the ditch and my go to thread for this task is Superior Monopoly.  On Jill's quilt I outlined all the hand stitchery and because the Monopoly is virtually invisible it did not interfere with the original design.
Jill's Applique and Stitchery Quilt Custom quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Jill's Applique and Stitchery Quilt
Custom quilted by Frances Meredith, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Below is a photo of the quilt being custom quilted on my APQS Millie Longarm Quilting Machine.  This was a fun quilt to do as there were lots of little elements, which invited different quilting patterns to match its scrappy feel.
Jill's Applique and Stitchery Quilt Custom quilting on the frame, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
Jill's Applique and Stitchery Quilt
Custom quilting on the frame, Fabadashery Longarm Quilting
I went to town on the border by using different patterns on each of the piano key blocks, to add texture and interest.  This is one of those quilts that is on my bucket list to do, but I think it is too late for 2018!
Scrappy quilted piano key border
Scrappy quilted piano key border

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