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