Q and A Fine Iron Lace 4 and 5

Q and A Fine Iron Lace 4

A little bit of applique, and some quilting in a heavy thread matching the applique, add some boring background quilting in normal weight quilting thread to match the background.

Q and A Fine Iron Lace 5

I could live with that!


Keep in mind that with the improvement of sewing machines it is becoming easier and quicker to quilt lines a quarter inch apart all over a quilt. Modern wadding is bonded, and some can be fused to the quilt top, or back. It doesn’t need to be near as heavily quilted as cotton straight from the boll. (That is the pod which holds the cotton ‘thread’ on the plant.)

We need some to add the third dimension, but if we over quilt something we plan to sleep under, it becomes less cuddly, and less warm.

Save the heavy quilting for something planned to hang on a wall.


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I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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4 Responses to Q and A Fine Iron Lace 4 and 5

  1. Sandra Collins says:

    I love the both of them such a lovely pattern.Great work judy just love seeing ur quilts


  2. cindythequilter says:

    I really love the first one. There is something about blocks on point that really attract me. Very elegant!


    • Cindy,

      The designs are set on the blocks on point, but the blocks are set straight … one of my favourite design ideas to make life simpler than it looks.

      Judy B

      On 22 November 2015 at 03:45, Virtual Quilter wrote:



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