Dear, Dear it’s Quilted 10

Dear, Dear it;s Quilted 10

I love it.

Not too many tiny blocks to piece, plenty of space for quilting to shine.

The more I play with quilting designs the more I like using pieced and applique block designs as quilting designs. They work just as well as they do with a collection of different fabrics and colours in the quilt top version.

I should have realised this many moons ago … I love looking at the backs of quilts to see the quilting design without the distraction of the colours on the front … and my favourite quilts have the block pieces outlined so the pattern is transferred to the back. There may  be some lovely feathers or circles in the empty spaces, and some fillers to fill in the larger spaces, but it is important to me to be able to see some elements of the blocks from the back of a quilt.

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About Virtual Quilter

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 Dear, Dear it’s Quilted 10

  1. Cherie Lumsden says:

    Love it – nowadays I am more of a quilter than a piecer although still love applique (machine).
    Outlining the blocks gives stability for fancy quilting and also shows the blocks off.
    Think your border quilting is inspired and just fits so well.

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    • Cherie,

      Thank you for your comment.

      I have always enjoyed applique more than piecing … and love using fusibles, sometimes stitching down by machine, but also enjoy doing them by hand once they are firmly in place.

      The border was just something that surprised me … simple but effective! Love the diagonal petals getting mixed up with the straight lines.

      Judy B

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  2. cindythequilter says:

    I am like you and like looking at the back of quilts to see the quilted lines as well. This is a gorgeous design and I love the border as well.

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    • Cindy,

      You can always pick a quilter by watching them to see if they look at the back!

      We seem to have trained most quilters not to lift up quilts in exhibitions … and those of us who wear white gloves get a lot of chances to see the backs when others want to do the same. (We also have got to be pretty good at telling people off nicely for touching the quilts, though not if they are repeat offenders!)

      Judy B

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