Created by: Carol Ann Waugh
Project

Modern Stupendous Stitching

What are you most proud of? I like the way the design came out. I can just imagine each block being slightly different since I never plan my work so I think the quilt will have a lot of movement. I also can't wait to machine quilt in the white spaces to ensure that the decorative machine stitching really pops off the top. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Draw some lines on paper before you start to get an idea of what you want to do. You can also draw your lines lightly with pencil and then stitch over them.

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Carol Ann Waugh made Modern Stupendous Stitching with:

Stupendous Stitching

Online Class

Stupendous Stitching

with Carol Ann Waugh

  • White on White patterned cotton fabric
  • Pellon interfacing
  • Sulky Rayon thread

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I like the way the design came out. I can just imagine each block being slightly different since I never plan my work so I think the quilt will have a lot of movement. I also can't wait to machine quilt in the white spaces to ensure that the decorative machine stitching really pops off the top. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Draw some lines on paper before you start to get an idea of what you want to do. You can also draw your lines lightly with pencil and then stitch over them.

Q&A with Carol Ann Waugh

Blanca SharonM asked:
Here are a couple of quilt blocks I did for Block of the Month, making my own response to the directions to make the outcome really mine. I stitched on the quilt block. Bet I'll learn better ways in this course. ......Well I'll put it as add a project because I don't know how to put a photo here.
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
You can always post pictures in my class. That way everyone can see.
etsew@aol.com asked:
Are you thinking about sashing? If so, then each block could be a stand alone design which would be really fun. If not, then I think you would have to think about connecting the blocks. Great idea!
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
Good question. As you know, I like to experiment so I might think about sashing. Maybe even putting stitches on the sashing! Who knows where I'll take this. That's the fun, isn't it?
Needleware asked:
I think this would fit well with some Modern Quilts I have seen. I would like to see this block quilted
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
Me too. In face, I'm going to make a second one just so I can try some machine stitching. I'll post it here when I'm done.
Darns asked:
Really interesting - can see all kinds of possibilities. Carol, how stiff does the fabric feel using the Pellon interfacing? I'm thinking of trying this using a tear away stabilizer so it would be as soft as possible. There is also a type of stabilizer that mostly washes out (over time) but does leave some fibers under the stitching - that might work also. OK, now you've got me thinking & I probably need to do some experimenting also - so it's all your fault if I don't get anything else done for the next few days!
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
It's not stiff at all. I also plan on tearing away the interfacing that is not needed (remember -- iron LIGHTLY!)
Dot Dot asked:
Love the quilt block. Also thought about using the bernina circular attachment and making several circles of varied sizes and varied designs.
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
The only problem with circular attachments is that most of them leave a hole in the middle. Just draw a circle with a template with a light pencil and follow the line.

Skill Level

Beginner