Project Quilting is a series of challenges hosted by Persimon Dreams that requires a project to be made with your interpretation of the challenge rule. Read all about Project Quilting on Kim’s blog. This is the 14th year of this and I heard about it and decided to join in and challenge myself, especially with the quilting design side of things.
What was the rule?
RULE ONE: Your project this week must somehow use the theme of “one.”
How it works
You have one week (until noon the next Sunday) to meet the challenge.
- Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
- Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
- Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
It only takes one (project quilting 14.1)
My design thoughts with this project was that I was short on time so it needed to be reasonably quick. I want to try to maximise the quilting in my projects as that is really my forte.
I have simply layered backing wadding and background, pinned in place then stitched a stabilizing rectangle before quilting in the design. This was quilted on my domestic machine rather than the longarm.
Did I stick to the rule?
The concept of one; one colour family used, one flower, one caterpillar, one leaf, one bobbin used to complete the project, it’s only takes one caterpillar to ruin a plant! Oh and this was quilted in one continuous thread path.
- cotton fabric and scrap of wadding
- 6 x 9 inches
- solid blue fabric for top
- rasant thread #2859 blue
- Title – ‘It only takes one’
Want the design?
You can download this design from our shop. A really great way to practice your quilting. Consider a quilt made of a variety of colours of this design…
- quilt them all in a colour to tone with the background
- quilt them all in black thread on various coloured blocks
- quilt them all in white
- quilt them in contrasting thread to the background but many colours
- the background can be a variety of colour as well as the thread, like a scrappy colour quilted quilt
- join them in a QAYG method
- applique the flower for added colour raw edge applique style
- embroider the design in your favourite stitches, use some of the colour combos listed above
- Many possibilites…