I finally finished the quilting on my mini quilt made with the scrap corners from my "Through the Woods" quilt. I am calling it "Over the River." My dad used to always sing, "Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go" whenever going to his mother's house. It still makes me smile when I remember. The names for both quilts were inspired by the name of the Moda fabric line called "Into the Woods."
I always like seeing the difference quilting can make, and this time it seemed even more pronounced. Here is a picture of the quilt top.
And here is a picture of the quilted top.
I love quilty texture on the front and back. You can see that I quilted the side triangles like they were part of continuous feathers. I wanted it to seem like the chevrons could go on and on.
I wanted to use my walking foot for the chevrons, so I quilted the whole thing on my little Pfaff. It was my first time quilting feathers without the stitch regulator since I got my Tiara.
It turned out better than I thought it would.
I cut the binding out at 2.25 inches and sewed it to the top with a quarter inch seam. Then I used the ladder stitch to sew it down on the back by hand. It helped to preserve the points on my chevron.
The half square triangles finish at 3.5 inches. Here it is in comparison to Through the Woods.
Mini Quilt Stats #18
Quilt Name: Over the River
Fabric: Into the Woods and Kona Snow
Amount: 1 yard
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 21 x 21 inches
Date Finished: March 2015
What I learned:
- Pressing half of the HST to the dark and half to the light yields better points on chevrons.
- Quilting feathers in a chevron is so much fun.
- I love the contrast between the straight and feathered quilting.
I am using it as a table topper in my kitchen right now, and it always makes me smile.
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