Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Adding a bit of texture


scrappy I Spy chevron quilt For a while now I have been making quilt tops and passing them on to my sister, Linda, for machine quilting.

A call went out this week for quilts for Afghanistan refugees and their families who have recently arrived in New Zealand.

I have two scrappy chevron quilt tops in hand waiting to be quilted but the demands on Linda's time meant that she would not be able to give her attention to these for some time.

It was time for me to step up to the mark.

I had a discussion with Linda and she showed me a zig zag stitch on my Janome that can be used for sewing straight seams but giving the seam a slightly textured look.

I applied the technique and it worked for me.

Not necessarily what might be used for other quilts but for this design I was pleased with the outcome.

I have used the same stitch on the other quilt.  Still a work in progress but soon to be completed.

The back of the quilt also gives an idea of how the stitching worked for me.

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8 comments:

Adrianne said...

Looks great - I think the zig-zag stitch is perfect for the chevron design. Also a great cause to donate a quilt to!

Mam said...

Great use of scraps. Thanks for the idea.

Sewing Mom said...

Your quilting looks great! I'm sure it will be a blessing to someone receiving it.

Kelly Young said...

oh wow!! This chevron quilt looks amazing. It looks like hours of painstaking work, but well worth it! love it!

-Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Nancy said...

Nice job - the only quilting I've done on my machine was a baby quilt. Maybe someday, I'll tackle a larger one.

Do you have a "walking foot" for your machine?

Rielly Family said...

Well done Peggy, you will be away now!!

Shay said...

I think it looks great ! You certainly stepped up and did a fabulous job.

Maureen said...

The chevron quilts look great Peggy - re the call for quilts for Afghanistan refugees here in NZ could you let me know details to my email please?