Looks like winter is here. Sigh. A little too early for me. It is snowing and has been snowing since last week. I would have preferred a little more fall weather for a bit longer. Oh well. All the more time to spend indoors quilting! 🙂
As the name of the quilt indicates, it is pieced from gorgeous corduroy. You could easily use cotton or flannel as well, but corduroy is a dream to quilt. I love it!!
The design is quite graphic, I quilted curvy quilt designs to add another dimension to the quilt. Mixing design elements always adds even more visual interest or eyecandy as I like to say. 🙂
I love how well the quilting shows up on corduroy!!! Curvy “windmill feathers” and curling feather throughout. You can never go wrong with the addition of feathers.
The soft curly shape was inspired by the “windmill feather spine.” Naturally I added a little, single feather to the design. Repeating designs throughout the quilt gives the quilt continuity.
I made a card stock template to ensure the design had uniformity. Micro pebbling makes the motif stand out. Love pebbles!!!
I traced around my template with a purple air erasable marker and then quilted the design.
In the print blocks, I simply quilted around the flowers in the print to give the illusion of applique.
In all of the blue blocks and triangles, I have quilted a straight line design.
Specifics on the quilt….all quilting is freehand. So Fine threads by Superior in the top and bobbin. I used a double layer of batting. Dream Cotton with Hobbs 80/20 on top. I love to see the “before and after” transformation.
I quilted this quilt last February…I think. It is so nice to finally share this beauty!! I see this pattern in so many different color ways and fabrics!!! Super cool design!!! In solids, there is plenty of space to show off with some quilting! 🙂
Oh and last but not least the WINNER of the Quilted Living Book tour is……
Janet O. who commented “I love what you have created, Linda! Switching the colors of the
pinwheels is a great idea, and, of course, your beautiful feather work
is the icing on the cake! It is a delightful sight everywhere you have
displayed it, but especially hanging there at the bottom of the stairs.
Congratulations, Janet!!!! Email me your address and I will send your book out to you!!!!!