We had decided to let the guild purchase some background fabric and each month as we present new blocks to the membership the members are to make up the block and bring one in to the guild for donation and we put those block together and get the top quilted and bound and then donate the quilt to whichever charity that we have chosen. At present we are working on some quilts for the crisis center in our town.
This week I worked on getting one of the quilts quilted and I decided to use a variety of quilting patterns in the background fabric. Since I had just taken a class with Lisa Sipes, who is majorly awesome, much of my inspiration comes from what she was teaching us in class and some of her work. The block pattern here is a bow tie and I decided that I would do minimal quilting in the bow tie and just did some loops to represent the folds that you will see around the knot in the bowtie. I put stars in the outer border because we have no ideal if this will be used on a bed for a man, woman, boy or girl and stars are so generic. I really hope whoever gets to use the quilt really enjoys it!
Here are some pictures.
After it is all put together. These quilts are for twin size beds and should fit them really well. The bed it is displayed on is a queen size.
Hate when I get the camera strap in the picture! This picture shows some of the different quilting patterns I used and you can just faintly see the bowtie patter in the green block.
More backgrounds, this is very angular.
And this one is curvy.
This is both straight lines with rows of bubbles.
A bubble with a little wink! Takes longer than I expected.
Any old timers out there remember paisley.
My little butterflies. I've been doing these for a long time now.
Another oldie in the meandering hearts.
And finally just some pebbles.
I also did some straight lines and double lines and triple lines and just wavey lines and meandering in addition to all of the above and some cross hatching. At any rate it was fun to just practice some of the background fills that I know and some new ones that I learned. Now on to the next quilt!
Oh I also purchased some red snappers which are devices used to attach the quilt backing to the quilting machine. Now I just hope I'll be able to use them. Getting them on the first time was not easy at all! Still waiting to get a stapler that works! Hate when I get something home and it does not work and then I have to carry it back and wait for the replacement. Drat!!! and Double Drat!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful week quilting and doing those things you love to do.