by Heather Jones
I quilted in straight lines, using the walking foot on my home machine, starting in the center of the quilt and working out towards the sides. Each line is about half of an inch apart, and I changed threads every time I got to a different color of fabric in the next section of the top. For my bobbin thread, I used the same thread that I was using on the top for each section, so if I was quilting a particular area with Cotton Machine Quilting Thread in Dark Orange, that’s what I used in the bobbin.
Granted, switching the thread in the machine and the bobbin for each different section took some time, but I think it was well worth the effort.
The different threads really enhanced the colors of the fabric and I’m very pleased with the results.
To make your own version of my Around the World quilt, download the pattern from Coats and Clark here.
Around the World Pattern & Instructions
Heather Jones is a designer and modern quilter. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Jeff, and two young children, Aidan and Olivia, who are her biggest supporters as well as her greatest sources of inspiration. Heather founded the Cincinnati chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild and she recently completed her first line of quilting patterns. Three of her original quilts were chosen as winners of the Modern Quilt Guild’s Project Modern Challenges, a year-long national quilting competition. For more information on Heather and her work, please visit her blog at www.oliveandollie.com.
About the Author
Lynn is Director of Consumer Services with Coats & Clark.