Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lucky Charms Quilting, part 4

Thanks for stopping by today. I absolutely can not wait to show you how I quilted the white border on my Lucky Charms quilt!

I knew I wanted to quilt diamonds, so I pounced one-inch lines in the border using a one-inch stencil and a Quilter's Pounce Pad.


The white powder does not show up very well on the white fabric, but I can see the marks on the green and orange fabrics quite well.

I pulled out my roll of Quilter's Preview Paper to see how single diamonds would look on the side border. I drew double diamonds in the top border. I think I like the double diamonds better.


Don't you?

Diamonds don not turn corners very well. Choosing a contrasting design, I drew a sunburst-type design in the corner. I think I like that one, too.

I am ready to quilt!

The quilting, part 4:

The thread:

I decided to be bold and try quilting with a colored thread on the white fabric. I chose Tutti, a 50-weight multi-color cotton from WonderFil, color TU 28 Lime.

Even though the thread has several shades of bright green in it, it looks almost solid against the white fabric. When I look at the quilting closely, though, I can see the richness of color in the thread. Delightful!

InvisiFil in the bobbin

The needle: size 16

I quilted the first pass of the double-diamond pattern:



Then I quilted the second pass of the double-diamond pattern:



Finally, the corner design:



The white border is finished!


Doesn't it look great?

Is anyone trying out these patterns at home? I would love to hear how the patterns are being used! Link to photos if you have them, please!

Sadly, I have to wait until next week to show how to quilt the little green triangles around the black and white rectangles.

5 comments:

Raymond said...

Beautiful videos of beautiful work. Very interesting to see! Thanks, Ray Pool.

Big Rig John said...

These videos are great - they are short and get the point across. makes me want to stitch some diamonds!

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

What great videos, I had bought the plastic templates some time ago, but they are still in a drawer. You inspire me to get them out and use them. The diamond tutorial is great, Thank you!

Kim said...

I just get mesmerized watching these videos and ponder my ability to try this.....you make me want to try it that is for certain. If I do you'll be the first to know!

Keep up the good work,
Happy Sewing

Gail said...

You sure do make it look easy! I love the videos. Thanks for sharing you lovely work with us all.