This project began with a Christmas gift from my daughter of a fat quarter bundle of the Stonehenge collection of fabrics called “Woodland Spring.” I bought some additional Stonehenge fabric from their “Wilderness” collection for the background and backing. I used Jenny Pedigo’s tool the “Quick Curve Ruler” and her pattern “Metro Twist” for the design. I really like the tool and all her designs which you can find here. As a matter of fact, I was so excited by how well things were going that I took no pictures until the top was loaded and I began the quilting process!
After loading the top, the first quilting I did was to stitch in the ditch around all the curved “diamonds.” Then I outline stitched the curved diamonds and stitched close parallel lines within the outline stitching:
After all the previous step was completed for the entire quilt, I went back and filled in the “green” twist patches with a “fern” quilting design:
I used color Leather(20140) Glide thread in the curved diamonds, top and bottom. I used Superior’s Lava color Fuji for the twist patches on the top and color Light Olive(65825) Glide for the bottom thread. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting:
I was so excited by the way the quilting turned out I took these pictures even before the binding was added:
I would say I was trying to make the backing artistic, but the truth is I had to add a few leftover twist patches to make my backing large enough:
Machine applied binding front and back:
Hanging in my living room, “Woodland Twist” feels right at home in my log cabin!
Your quilting is fabulous and inspiring!
Thank you, Margaret.
Beautiful and so rich – the fabric/design/thread/quilting all go together so well. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Judy.
You’re right, it fits the cabin perfectly.
Pippa, you need to take a few more baby steps down that slippery slope and make a quilt for your log cabin!
I’m not surprised that you were excited, the quilting lifts the project to a whole new level! Excellent work. 😀
Thank you so much, Monica.
Absolutely gorgeous !!!!!
Thank you, Marlene.
Fabric and quilting are a perfect union. Beautiful!
Thank you, Lori.
Beautiful! The quilting brings it all to life.
You have transcended from quilter to artist.
Thank you, Dottie. Your comments mean a lot to me. Hope to see you at the next Loose Threads meeting.
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