“Charmville” QAL #8

24 02 2014

Let’s talk about quilting “Charmville.” (“Charmville” was published in the Feb./Mar. 2014 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts.)

I selected a light blue thread for machine quilting the rows of houses. The blue blends with the sky background fabric and acts as a blend-y neutral gray on the houses themselves. I used a water-y all over motif.

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I used orange thread to quilt texture in the orange border because I wanted the viewer’s eye to focus on the tiny houses, not on the quilting in the outer border. I quilted spirals and wavy lines. The wavy lines of orange thread stretch across the quilt through the black strips separating the rows of houses.

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Are you ready to quilt your “Charmville?”

Our Quilt A-Long finish of March 10 is drawing nearer. Remember we are having a viewer’s choice prize of my longarm quilting services. If you would like your “Charmville” to be considered in the balloting, please send me a picture in the next week or so to post on this blog. (If you do not know my email address, leave a comment and I will reply privately to you.)

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