January 9, 2018

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.

Scatter front

This is another “sketch” quilt, so prior to quilting the circles are held in place only through the use of Wonder Under fusible web.

Scatter progress 1

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.

Scatter progress 2

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!

Scatter detail

The edges are finished with a simple facing.  I love that the back creates a neutral version of the design!

Scatter back

Quilt Stats:

Title:  Scatter

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

Binding:  Facings to match the quilt background and backing

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  • Reply
    January 9, 2018 at 3:12 am

    WOW–the quilting adds such great texture and design!!
    FYI–MQX has a Dotty for MQX Challenge (deadline is 2/1). The rules are posted on the website should you consider entering either Scatter or your 9-Patch Circles?!?

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    Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
    January 9, 2018 at 10:12 am

    It’s amazing how much thread even small quilts can use sometimes. I love the background quilting and texture it gives to the finish.

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    Rochelle Summers
    January 9, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    I used to think this type of modern quilting was incomprehensible. But as I’ve spent more time reading this and other similar blogs, I find it to be rather exciting. Perhaps it is a reach back to the childhood freedom to create without rules. Please keep posting these creations. I love them.

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    January 9, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    The quilts are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing you beautiful work!

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    January 10, 2018 at 10:48 am

    This is beautiful! So creative.

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    Raphaëlle Thiriet Zilio
    January 11, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Hi! This is gorgeous! Would this be doable by someone who’s never quilted before? I mean, with a bit of practice stitching circles, obviously 😄 … I taught myself to sew less than two years ago, so I’m not a very experienced seamstress either …

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    LuAnn H Kessi
    January 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    This just screams….FUN! Your quilting enhances those beautiful and bright circles. You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your time and talents.
    My Best To You,
    LuAnn in Western Oregon

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