Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Urban 9 Patch quilt

This beauty was pieced by Shena of Apple Pie Patchwork  in Lethbridge.   Isn't it stunning?
Based on SewKindofWonderful's Quick Curve ruler and patterns.  I love how this one was done with an assortment of solids, framed in a dark navy blue. It's so pretty!




I lightened the photos a bit to show some of the quilting on the navy blue. 


 close up of some of the blocks as I was working on them - note some of the areas are not complete yet 

The backing is pretty too - I love how the quilting shows up.  


One thing that is always difficult is to pick a bobbin thread that will work for your top threads, especially when there are so many colours in your quilt.  This is especially true when you have a solid colour fabric backing....it will show every single thing! Because the backing was a green and navy solid,  I chose navy as my main bobbin colour.  Contrasting top and bottom threads are risky in that you may see evidence of them on either side of your quilt.   So,  I chose a navy bobbin thread for the majority of the quilt - except for the white top/white bobbin areas. 

I loved working on this quilt!

Quilted on my apqs machine
Hobbs 80/20 batting
Assortment of Glide and Superior Magnifico threads on top to match colours
Navy blue, white Decobob prewound bobbins from Wonderfil

I have some pretty amazing quilt tops in queue for the next while....stay tuned!

7 comments:

  1. Turned out beautiful! Good job to you and Shena!

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  2. I love the pattern, and your quilting is beautiful!

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  3. Your quilting is gorgeous! I like the quilt too.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful. You both did a wonderful job!

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  5. Stunning quilt. Superb workmanship and incredible color choices. Thanks for sharing.

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