Bright Stripes - Blogger's Quilt Festival
|Bright Stripes - Close up|
I'm sharing Bright Stripes for this festival. People have asked me if I pieced the squares ie. the white and colour stripes. Whoa! No way! That's Anne Kelle's Bright Remix stripes by Robert Kaufman.
For those who are here for the first time, this is my test of my Falling for Stripes pattern (coming soon).
This is quilted on my domestic machine with white 50 wt. Aurifil thread (#2024) with spirals, a small double line around the outer spirals and then straight lines.
|Bright Stripes - Front|
|Quilting Detail - Double line|
separating the spirals
from the straight lines
The spirals were started with free motion quilting, but then I switched to my walking foot so that I'd get more even and uniformly-spaced spirals. I'd seen this on someone else's blog, but now I can't remember who it was. Sorry! One lesson learned was to do at least 10 turns of the spiral to make the centre free motion spiral large enough so that the walking foot can maintain a smoother curve.
I love effect the texture effect of the spirals done this way, but man it was a pain in the arse to quilt! It's worth it though.
For the back, I took one strip of scrap Bright Remix and some white. Simple. I like it.
I also used the Bright Remix for the binding, just like I did with What The FMQAYGQAL? I love, love, love Bright Remix as a binding.
|Bright Stripes - Back|
I'm entering this into the ROYBGIV category of the festival. Thank you to Amy for doing such an amazing job organizing this festival. Go check out the other quilty goodness in the festival!