I also experimented with the actual quilting, I wanted to try something different from my standard button technique. I recently seen a photograph of large running stitch used as a decorative feature on a coat and decided to try it on my quilt to fix the denim panels in place. I chose several different coloured embroidery threads to add interest and set to. It was a very pleasing process and one that developed quickly, it is always a good thing at this stage of quilt making in my opinion. I felt that this running stitch technique might be a little clunky for the more detailed central panel of the quilt and opted for stitching in the ditch, ie back stitching in the seams so that it is invisible but does the job.
I used a chopped up duvet cover for the backing, courtesy of Ebay a real bargain, choosing a fine blue striped design. I wrap the back over to the front double thickness, to seal the edges and then machine top stitch, the stripes create a pleasing extra detail.
Now what next......
|The finished quilt. on it's side, it should fit a wide single |
with the denim panels draping down on either side
|Detail showing the large running stitch technique|
and the variety of denims used
|Love that splash of lime green crushed velvet|
and those tiny stripes in amongst the denim
|More denim details complete with pockets and seams|