The same afternoon that I made the 9 Patch Circle Quilt, I also created Scatter. I wanted to explore the visual effect of all-over organic placement of the circles compared to the more regimented placement seen in the 9 Patch Circle Quilt.
This is another “sketch” quilt, so prior to quilting the circles are held in place only through the use of Wonder Under fusible web.
The quilting plays the starring role in this mini quilt. It is a good thing that the quilt is small- even at this side I had an hour of active stitching time! I selected a very dark 50wt thread to define the edges of the circles. It reminds me of dark ink on paper painted with bright dots.
For the background quilting, I wanted to define the space with a strong organic design that would echo the primary circles without overshadowing them. Using white thread on the white background fabric to do the same stitching technique fit this need and it catches the light nicely, not to mention it feels amazing to touch!
The edges are finished with a simple facing. I love that the back creates a neutral version of the design!
Size: 18″ x 18″
Techniques: Fused Applique
Quilting: Free motion quilting using an A-1 Longarm
Fabric: Assorted solids on a Kona Snow background with Kona Snow backing
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Thread: Quilted with a variety of 50wt Aurifil