Friday 15 April 2016

Allietare Mystery Quilt 2015 - Quilting Ideas

Fabadashery Frances Meredith Long Arm Quilting
Allietare Mystery Quilt by Catherine, quilted by Frances Meredith
This is the second Allietare Mystery quilt which has been on the Fabadashery long arm quilting frame and this one is made by Catherine.  It is made using mainly Tilda fabrics and is backed with a co-ordinating Rose and Hubble floral print.

Thread Choice Fabadashery Frances Meredith
Which thread should we use?
The first choice was the thread.  I always have a good range of colours in stock because you never know what colour is going to work best on the front and the back.  Sometimes it is the least obvious colour which works the best and on this occasion we went for the Warm Grey Glide thread (10WG6) which has a lovely luxury sheen to it.  For the wadding we used Hobbs 80/20 Cotton Polyester.
'Topiary' digital long arm pantograph by Patricia Ritter
'Topiary' digital long arm pantograph by Patricia Ritter
Catherine wanted a flowery quilting pattern for the centre of her quilt with a different treatment for the border so we chose a digital pantograph, 'Topiary' by Patricia Ritter, which has meandering flowers and leaves.
Allietare Mystery Quilt by Catherine, quilted by Frances Meredith
Allietare Mystery Quilt - Topiary Border by Patricia Ritter
I stitched in the ditch on either side of the inner border and then added the same Topiary pattern along the border.
Allietare Mystery Quilt - Longarm quilted by Frances Meredith at Fabadashery
Turning a quilt top into a quilt has to be my favourite part of the quilt making process.  Even just laying the quilt top on the wadding takes it a step forward towards becoming a completed quilt, but once those first stitches go in it truly does take on a different dimension.

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