Friday, 24 October 2014

Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Trellis Crossroads

Hello and welcome. I'm Wendy and this is my second entry in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. This is my Trellis Crossroads quilt that I finished a few weeks ago. I'm entering it into the Home Machine Quilted category. 


Trellis Crossroads

I love bright colours, and I've used plenty of them my Trellis Crossroads quilt.  I started this quilt to try out the Trellis Crossroads pattern, but I loved how the bright batiks looked against the navy, so I kept going until I had used up all my batik charm squares.

I used hot pink for the quilting because I knew it would stand out against the navy background. I used my walking foot to quilt diamonds with straight line machine quilting. Once I reached the edges of the quilt I changed to straight lines radiating out to the four corners.



I added a little bit of hand quilting in the centre with a thicker thread as an accent.



This quilt is quite small - just 38" x 38". It's now hanging on the wall in the hall way of our home, and looks very welcoming when visitors come to the door.



You can read more about this quilt in my earlier post here. And you can see my other entry in the Bloggers Quilt Festival here - my Redwork Christmas.

Thank you for visiting.


13 comments:

Stitches and Seeds said...

Hi Wendy I have never machine quilted but plan to have a go. How do you stop the fabric puckering when you get all the way round the diamond and back to the start ? I assume you work generally out from the middle. All tips much appreciated! Eleanor xx

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

Hi Eleanor. Well this was my first attempt at machine quilting. I basted / tacked the quilt top to the batting and backing, and then worked out from the centre in ever increasing diamonds. I used a walking foot which reduces the wrinkles a lot. As I got towards the edges I did have to re do some of the basting to smooth out wrinkles, but overall it worked well and there aren't any wrinkles on the back now.

My major tip would be to practice on a mini quilt sandwich that you're never going to use. Just baste two old pieces of fabric with batting and quilt all over it to get the feeling. Oh, and I also watched a video on Craftsy - Creative Quilting with your walking foot by Jacquie Gering.

I hope that helps.

Az álmok valóra válnak said...

beautiful quilt work

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I hadn't got a sense of scale of this quilt before. I didn't realise it was only 38 inches square!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I do love how the navy offsets the bright colors and the bright pink quilting pops!

margaret said...

wonderful quilt love both of your entries the hand quilting is beautiful, much prefer it to machine done

margaret said...

my previous comment reads wrong i meant I prefer to hand quilt than machine quilt

Lisa Marie said...

I love how bright and cheerful this is!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It finished up beautiful Wendy. The close-up photos show the colours and prints clearly, as well as the quilting. A very happy and welcoming quilt to have on display.

Hilary Florence said...

The colours certainly zing! Love the fabric and colour choice and the little touch of hand quilting in the middle is a wonderful touch

Leanne Parsons said...

I love the bright colours against the navy too, and that bit of hand quilting in the middle is a great accent!

tomomi mcelwee said...

Nice way to use black fabric and hand quilting in the square is very nice too.

Kate said...

Beautifully done. The quilting really complements the design. Love all the bright colors you used.