Quilter's Color Play Challenge Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
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Quilting my Quilter’s Color Play Challenge Quilt

Hi friends!

Some of you may have followed along when my friend Jenny Kae Parks and I created our Quilter’s Color Play challenge blocks and quilts. We had fun playing with those 2 blocks and seeing how different our quilts ended up!

Quilter's Color Play Challenge Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs
Goose Crossing quilt

Picking a Quilt Design for my Color Play Challenge Quilt

Now that I have a quilt top, it needs to get quilted! I decided to quilt it myself, which if you know me, is not something I do a lot of. I rely A LOT on my long arm quilter, Crystal Zagnoli of The Quilted Cricket, to make me and my quilts look their best.

So what was I going to do?Quilter's Color Play Challenge Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs

I needed a plan. Usually my quilts are done with an all over design. I love custom quilting but I don’t have the $$ to get all my quilts custom quilted.

Picking a Thread Color

First I needed a thread color. After trying out a few different options, I chose this purple. Love it.

Sometimes a color like this can overwhelm a light fabric. But because my white has so much color in it, it works out great!

 

Quilter's Color Play Challenge Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs

Picking a Quilting design

Being used to picking out an all over design made it even trickier to pick a design for my quilt. One thing I knew for sure; it was not going to do swirls or free motion- if I am quilting it, I am a straight line kind of girl!

I looked thru a few quilting books to get some ideas.

Quilter's Color Play Challenge Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs

Quilting the Color Play Challenge Quilt

The rule of thumb is to start your quilting in the center and move outwards.

Did I do that? Of course not! Because instead of starting with a plan, I had an idea for quilting the outer sections and I wanted to get started, so I started there.

Quilter's Color Play Challenge Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs

Lark thinks a plan probably would have been a better idea.

Quilter's Color Play Challenge Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs

That’s OK- I like how the outer sections turned out. And I love the purple thread on the green fabric.

Quilter's Color Play Challenge Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger and shop, Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs

On to quilt the center of the quilt! Wish me luck!

Next week Jenny and I will be sharing our finished quilts on Thursday during a Facebook Live. I can’t wait to see how Jenny quilted her quilt!

And I will post my finished Color Play Challenge Quilt here on Friday for those of you not on FB!

happy quilting,

Kate

 

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