This mini is a continuation of my series within a series focusing on a single color in each mini. Green was entirely free motion quilting, and Yellow and Violet were quilted exclusively with straight lines. For Orange I decided to combine techniques and use both straight-line and free-motion stitching.
The piecing of the quilt top uses straight white lines to divide the small sections of orange. Curved lines break up the overall composition of the piece and the expanse of white in the center of the composition left ample room to bring in a strong texture with the quilting.
Quilting this piece started by using a walking foot to define the graphic areas of the quilt. I extended the straight lines of the white fabric dividing the smaller orange segments to give an architectural element to the project. The straight line designs continue through three of these segments. Free motion quilting pulls together the rest of the quilt. Two Types of orange variegated thread add dimension and texture to the quilt.
Binding for this project is scrappy, drawing on several fabrics included in the quilt top design.
Title: Orange Segments
Size: 20″ x 20″
Techniques: Machine piecing, Improvisational piecing
Quilting: A combination of straight line quilting done with a walking foot and free motion quilting, both done on a Bernina 1008
Fabric: White Kona cotton and assorted orange cotton prints
Batting: Warm and White Cotton Batting
Thread: Pieced with white Gutermann Mara 100, Quilted with two different colors of WonderFil 50wt variegated cotton thread
Binding: Scrappy orange binding, cut 2″ in width, machine sewn to the front, hand stitched to the back
What was new?
Orange and White color scheme
Combining straight line and free motion quilting
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Yvonne @ Quilting JetgirlAugust 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm
I really love orange and white together, and the high contrast thread looks so great in the middle of the quilt. Your playful extension of the piecing through straight line quilting gives the quilt wonderful depth. I am really impressed with your series of minis! Do you have plans for them?
CindyAugust 23, 2015 at 8:09 am
Beautiful quilt and quilting.
Allison CBAugust 23, 2015 at 9:55 am
Okay Cassandra you have to change the name of your blog since this is clearly a very dramatic piece! Very very nice! Love what you did!
RochelleAugust 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm
Again, I am in awe of your quilting abilities. I love looking at the back as much as the front. Each little section has different quilting designs and they look so perfect. You are an inspiration.
SandraAugust 24, 2015 at 4:41 am
Hi Cassandra. Your quilting is beautiful. 🙂 Do you mark on the quilt top before you start quilting it?
Sandra from Singapore
Julie StockerAugust 24, 2015 at 6:39 am
Very nice demo on color with both your piecing and thread choices. It’s always surprising the depth you can achieve with a slight color change. Nice job!
wendyAugust 24, 2015 at 10:37 am
It looks so good! I’ve never thought of combining straight line and FMQ but I think I will now!
TishAugust 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm
I have to say I’m really enjoying your series of mini quilts. I think this one has a wonderful balance of straight lines and fun free motion. Can’t wait to see what comes next.
Bastelhexe-BarbaraAugust 25, 2015 at 5:42 am
The quiting looks super nice.
Many greetings from Germany
AmandaAugust 25, 2015 at 10:36 pm
It looks amazing! I love the two colors of thread.
Anita LAugust 25, 2015 at 10:45 pm
This is fabulous! I have a thing for orange lately so this drew me right in. I love the quilting. Visiting from “Sew Cute Tuesday”.
Brianna RobertsonAugust 30, 2015 at 10:21 am
This looks great! The orange and white, the design, the quilting….striking!
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Rhonda LawsOctober 11, 2015 at 8:11 am
Words escape me…this is stunning!!!! Simply stunning!!!! Thanks for sharing and playing along in the FAL. Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.