Sunday, December 22, 2013

A YouPatch pixel quilt finish!

I have finally finished up the Marilyn quilt.

I'm so pleased with how she has worked out.

The quilting is quite dense with matching color thread for each color in the quilt top.

As you can see in the photo above, I initially quilted this quilt without a border. Once it was all quilted and trimmed, I decided that a black frame (thicker than just a black binding) would frame it up nicely in the space we have to hang it.

I had the dilemma of adding borders to an already quilted top. But then I found this tutorial which is a brilliant way of adding quilted borders in a QAYG style. It was very easy to do and a brilliantly written tutorial!! Thanks Marianne :-)

Now I have a question for all of you ...

What would be your approach to quilting one of these pixel quilts? Would you hand quilt? Machine quilt? Straight line? Free motion? What quilting designs would you consider?

Andi xx

PS Don't forget you can get your own free Marilyn pixel quilt pattern over at :-)


Anonymous said...

The quilt looks fabulous and I'm so glad the tutorial was helpful.

MariQuilts said...

I'm not sure why my comment showed up anonymous.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

She looks lovely!
The black border is worth it - it looks great!

Unknown said...

I'm working with a similar structure (2.5" squares) and I'm going to try out a large scale design, to take the eye away from the smallest elements of individual squares.