Blue House Renovation: Step Five


We’ve come a long way in this quilt transformation. The list of things left to complete has grown much, much shorter. Time now to add some decorations.

The very first thing we need to do is secure the quilt sandwich with stitching/quilting. For very small projects, like this one, I prefer to do the quilting on my Pfaff sewing machine. My conventional sewing machine has 100’s of decorative stitches. Adjusting stitch width and/or length as well as thread color provides oodles of possibilities. My imagination would be my only limitation.

To minimize the shifting of the three layers (quilt top, batting and backing) I carefully placed pins in strategic locations. Once those were in place it was time to let my creativity run wild. Line by line, section by section stitches were added. Some were zigzag, some were straight while others showed way more imagination. I used nine different stitch patterns.

Here’s how the Blue House wall hanging looked after some of the stitching was finished.

IMG_6981Once the quilting is finished it is time to move on to embellishments. See you next time!

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting

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