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Quilting the modern stained glass wall hanging

 

Now that the modern stained glass wall hanging is arranged, all the purple hues come together to make this an eye catching quilt. This zany quilt can be made using more quilt blocks, and arranged playfully for a bed, or a lap quilt. Check Northcott’s Stonehenge Gradation Brights for more colorways, there are 5 more attractive and playful colors to suit every personality.

Let’s get quilting!

Sew the blocks together in rows of two, then sew the rows together to get your stained glass quilt top. Add batting and backing, pin and you’re ready to decide how to quilt it.

Getting the stained glass quilt top ready for quilting
Getting the stained glass quilt top ready for quilting

 

There are several quilting options to think about. Hand or machine quilting is the first decision to take and for this modern wall hanging I chose to use the sewing machine to free motion quilt it. As I mentioned in the previous post, I used purple thread on the white borders to add pop.

Each white border will be done differently with the purple background having a meandering free motion stitch. The first thing I always do is take out my sketch pad and audition some free motion quilting patterns with a pencil to the pad.

Auditioning some free motion quilt patterns with pencil and paper
Auditioning some free motion quilt patterns with pencil and paper

 

Prior to starting to free motion your quilt, take a moment and do some warm up free motion quilting on scraps of fabric. This will get your head and hands working together. When you’re ready, put your stained glass quilt under the machine and away you go! Remember to stay relaxed and enjoy the process.

Three quilt blocks with free motion quilting
Three quilt blocks with free motion quilting

 

Once you are finished free motion quilting your stained glass wall hanging, trim and bind it. I used the dark fabric for the binding.

Pat yourself on the back as you have created a modern stained glass wall hanging for all to enjoy!

Modern stained glass wall hanging quilted and bound.
Modern stained glass wall hanging quilted and bound.

 

 

Finished modern stained glass wall hanging.
Finished modern stained glass wall hanging.

 

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4:  3 things to consider when arranging quilt blocks

I am a quilter who loves quilting outside the box especially when it comes to 3D and embellishments. My work has been published in books and magazines and I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Quilters’ Association. When I am not in my studio, I am working as a Social Media Manager.

6 Comments

  1. Shelley

    I love all things purple and this quilt uses a lovely array of fabric in that color.

    • I do have an obsession for purple too, I never get enough of it. Enjoy.

  2. Lori Morton

    What a cool quilt! My Daughter is a Purple loving Kiddo! This would be fun to make for her..heading to check out rest of articles about it! The quilting is Awesome! Thanks for sharing with all of us too! 🙂

  3. Doris McCarty

    I’d like to try this in blues!

  4. Janie

    I love this quilt. Could it be the purple? Thank you for sharing.

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