The zoom classes for the Ambleside quilt have been going well and it is now time to think about the quilting. Some quilts have to be quilted when all the piecing has been done and the quilt top is complete. Others, like this one, can be divided into smaller, more manageable pieces for a domestic sewing machine. This is called quilt as you go.
Each of the blocks are quilted and then the quilt assembled into the finished pattern.
As I am not a great fan of lots of loose ends to tie in, I like point to point, continuous line quilting. The picture below shows the start and end point for the quilting. I only have the four threads to tie in and I managed to start and end at the same point.
I have chosen to quilt in the same colour thread, (King Tut by Superior Threads, Red Sea – 926) on both the front and the back of the quilt. This is to prevent any small pin points of colour showing on either side. It also shows the pattern on the block and adds interest to the back of the quilt.
Perhaps this needs to be renamed this quirky quilting. What do you think?
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