I am happy to share with you my latest quilt! This is the mini version of my pattern– the flower sphere measures 15” and the quilt is 25”. It was a quick quilt to sew- if you already bought my pattern, I highly recommend to start with this version.
I love the color palette and the quilting. This multi-color free motion quilting is new to me. It takes less time than you expect and it is easier to stitch it than you might think.
Do you remember the top? Here it is with the added color and texture.
Because I used an ocean color palette I thought to quilt waves on the background. It looks like a flower ball floating on water.
Here is the top before quilting. I marked some wavy lines with a water soluble pen. When the center design was quilted, I stabilized the quilt stitching with white thread on the lines.
Then I did the same using the second color and so on until the entire background was quilted.
In the bobbin I used the same thread for the whole quilt.
Because the quilt is small I thought the 50 wt thread is good but of course, a thick thread will highlight the quilting better.
- First, stabilize the area with thread in the same color as the fabric.
- The fabric you use is important too; the multicolor quilting will not be visible on busy prints – save your time! It looks gorgeous on solid or almost solid fabrics.
- Try a thick thread.
This multicolor free motion quilting is a lot of fun! Maybe you will want to try it too.
Very pretty Geta!
Nu ca.mi place!!! IL ADOOOOR !!!!!
Un strop de apa pura intr.un ocean.
Woooow caaat imi place
Wow, a beautiful quilt.
Wowsers Geta!! Another stunning hexie ball. Love this
Linda E in AZ says
Beautiful. Thanks for the detailed explanation of how you did this lovely quilt!
GO STARS! says
Beautiful! Love how the quilting adds so much to the top that I already loved.
Your quilting continues to amaze me!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful techniques. You have another "winner" under your belt!
It is amazing what you do wth your quilting – so effective and thank you for sharing your ideas and tips!
What a little jewel of a quilt!
Kristina Zhyvago says
It's wonderful quilting!
This is an awesome quilt, love the quilting
It is beautiful quilting, Geta!
Bente-I like to QuiltBlog says
your newest quilt looks great, love to look of the flowerball floating on the weaves! Thanks for sharing your tipps and all the pictures.
Mdm Samm says
a wave of fluid motion..the colours really do give it depth..
A Quilter's Mission says
Stunning! The colors are amazing and your work really is an eye opener. You make it sound so easy.
It is another fabulous project. I love the colors of thread that you used. It is just perfect.
Your multi color quilting is amazing and so beautiful! It does look like waves! What a beautiful quilt!!