Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wonderland Quilt Along: Finishing and Giveaway

If you're participating in the Wonderland Quilt Along, it's time to get things quilted up. To get in on the prizes, you need to be quilted and bound. Perhaps you're into quilting by paycheck; that's fine. An allover design or walking foot pattern will do beautifully too. However, in case you want to do some custom work, I'll show you what I did. My last version had different free-motions designs, so you may want to check that out post first. I also went into detail about how I created the free-motion machine embroidery words on my original quilt.

I used large spools of Aurifil 50 wt thread. While I started with an Aurifil Designer Collection, I added spools from my color rack as I went to match the fabrics in the top. The final selections include 2620, 5007, 2615 2024, black, 2784, 2783, 2805, 5006, 2884, 1114, 2860, 5015, 2214, 2420, and 6729. 


The bobbin contained cream to match the backing.


The entire background is a curling ribbon and bows. For the Cheshire, I used radiating curves for the ears and nose, pebbles for the main body, and a star meander to match the print on the head.


The teapot and cup feature lines with pebbles, rows of brackets, and radiating curves.


Some matchstick quilting, oval pebbles, and curvy lines appear on the bottle. The cake has ribbon candy, pebbles, and rows of square spirals.


The rabbit has a fur/flame pattern and a branchy meander. (Yep, that's the proper term I just invented.)


The hookah has overlapping arches, a wishbone on the navy and radiating curves.


I learned my lesson from last time, and committed to few words. I did a paraphrase of a line from the last page of Alice in Wonderland.


The flamingo has feathers (of course) ;and some angled straight lines. Flowers have scallops and veins for the leaves.


The suites were treated to a loop de loop or a curved grid. Mine's off, but this is me being okay with that. The intention was for them to cross in an arch.



Spirals, curvy lines, and a back and forth meander fills the mushroom.


Jan. 1 one random grand prize winner who tags their finished quilt with #wonderlandquiltalong will win a #createyourownaurifilcollection of 12 large spools in 50 wt generously donated by the best thread makers anywhere @aurifilthread, a fat 1/8 bundle of @riflepaperco @cottonandsteel and a couple enamel pins. (Retail value over $150!) 


Threads included in the prize are #2785, #2715, #2692, #4644, #2890, #2730, #2395, #2150, #1154, #6723, #2479, and #2606. These are also the thread matches I recommend if you are using Rifle Paper Company's Wonderland collection and want to match your threads to your top.


Another random winner who finishes and shares gets a fat quarter bundle and an enamel pin. International winners must pay their own shipping. Good luck ! 🐇♠️♣️♥️♦️


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