For the past few months I have been working on a Neutral quilt, made from neutral fabrics: white, tan, gray, in various shades of each. That is descriptive but it's not a great name. So, the official title is Disappearing Patchwork.
|About 62" square|
Here are details of the machine quilting I did with the Bernina Q20 sit down long arm:
Each of the thirty-two 4.5" squares has a different quilting design--some I got from books, some I came up with. Most were done with a ruler:
Just follow the squiggles in the fabric:
Square on point with horizontal and vertical lines and a square on point with pumpkin seeds:
Each of the 2" x 4.5" rectangles have the same half circle curve, done with a circle ruler:
The pinwheels in the four corners have simple quilting, a square on point with pumpkin seeds:
All the remaining pinwheels have more curved quilting, again using a ruler:
While it is hard to see, the small 2" squares were used to "travel" from block to block, with a simple loop-di-loop squiggle that got me from one place to another:
Superior Thread: Omni 40 wt #3008 Sesame Seeds and Bottom Line 60 wt #653 Beach:
On the brown narrow outer border, I used Quilter's Select 60 wt # 739--it matched perfectly for a very simple loop that took me quickly all around the outside edge:
The back in the sunlight--I love the texture of quilting:
Disappearing Patchwork is named this because this is a simple 16 block quilt, made from pinwheels and 5" squares, cut up using the "disappearing nine-patch" method.
There has been some interest in using this for a free Sew-A-Long here in the future. If you are interested, let me know in the comments below, and when we reach 2500 followers, I will do that. We are about 2300 now so follow by email or with Google if you have a Gmail account--it's easy and you don't miss any of the posts, usually twice a week, Wednesday and Sunday.