Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Cover Quilt

I am drawn to quilts with strong graphics.  I also like crooked lines!  The rail fence is the first quilt I've made from the book.  The size was limited by the fabric ... I had a number of French fat quarters purchased at a quilt show and that is what I chose to use.  I added a few reds of my own to round out the selection.


I both hand and machine quilt, but this quilt got the machine treatment.  I used walking foot and variegated thread, stitching lines 1/2" apart.  I have done this before on a couple of other wall quilts and love the texture it creates.



6 comments:

  1. Beautiful !! Love the contrast and the interesting prints.

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  2. Gorgeous colors! Having just arrived from India, can't have enough of marigold and reds! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great way to feature those French prints. Love the straight line quilting on this.

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  4. One of my favorite combinations too..a happy quilt

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  5. Yes the colours are glorious! I love straight line quilting and this is just right for your quilt.

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  6. What a lovely quilt. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

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