Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Tied Quilting Sample

So back to the business of my City and Guilds coursework.  This time, a sample using tied quilting, based on this logo.  Have you seen it before?

I know I hadn't till recently.  It's for Kiwibox, a social media network for teenagers...that's about all I know, but if you're interested, here's the link  http://www.kiwibox.com/
Anyhow, as part of the 'media' theme, I decided to interpret this into my tied quilting sample, and this is what I came up with.
The buttons, are tied on, and then the rest of the sample is held together with little green bows using pearle cotton thread. 
It was quite fun piecing this together, but I found the little bows quite fiddly.  I don't think this would really be a very durable method of holding a quilt together - a few of my buttons fell off and had to be tied on again, and that was with just a little bit of handling!  
Only one sample left to go for this module, corded quilting.  I have been putting this one off for ages as it sounds fiddly.  We shall see.  


  1. Your interpretation is great Sarah.
    Can't wait to see your corded sample. I found it hard on the fingers, but did love the finished result - not sure I could do a whole quilt in that technique though (not that dedicated).

  2. Those bows look super fiddly.
    Great work Sarah

  3. That looks really fiddly. Do you have to tie everything together on the front or is it for the purposes of quilting? and if so, does it look messy at the back??


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