Wednesday, October 20, 2010
A Quilt, Quilted to Death
First I made plastic templates of various size and shape paisley patterns. I then marked an area of the quilt top, fitting the paisley templates fairly close together. Using 2 different colors of thread, neon yellow and a light green, I outlined each paisley pattern, using decorative stitches(I backed the fabric with tear away stablizer). I pulled the thread ends to the back and tied them. When I had done this over the entire quilt top background, I layered my top, batting, and back and began to quilt through all three layers. First I stitched a straight stitch around all the paisley shapes to hold them to the layers. Then, using yellow, green and a light red/purple thread, I pebble stitched between all of the paisley shapes. Then I quilted a grid pattern inside the paisley shapes. This is how I quilted to death the background of this quilt. Here are some closeups of the quilting.