Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Papillon, part 4

The current issue of Fabric Trends has the pattern for Papillon, a quilt designed by my good friends at the The Quilt Basket. I quilted their sample and thought I would show you how.

Last week, I showed how I quilted the background of the star blocks. This week, I will show how I quilted the center butterfly square.

I pulled out my Quilter's Preview Paper to see what design might look nice.

Maybe a star over the block?

No! Maybe some continuous curve over the block?

No! Maybe some cross-hatching over the block?

No! Maybe some swirls over the block?

No! Maybe swirls behind the butterfly?

Yes! The Preview Paper saved me from a lot of un-stitching. That stuff is worth it's weight in gold!

Let's quilt:

And a view of the finished block:

Sources from the video:
  • I quilt on a HQ 24 Fusion
  • I used Tutti thread TU 37 (shell) and a size 16 needle for the swirls
  • The kit for this quilt is available from the Quilt Basket
Next week, I will show how to quilt the white border triangles. Be sure to come back and check it out!

1 comment:

grendelskin said...

Neato! You do have a good eye. That paper is really a terrific tool too!