Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Question For The Quilt Bloggers

What I am planing on making next is a baby quilt . I will be making some log cabin blocks and on the out side borders I will put some train applique . An idea came to me today and just wanted some feedback.
I was thinking of making the quilt top then quilt the whole top with a 'cross-hatch' . Then add the train applique by machine over the quilted borders. I know the applique stitches will show on the back. I just hate having to stop and go when quilting around appliques . Any ideas or comments welcome ............

3 comments:

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Maybe you can do applique stitch catching only the top layer of fabric and hide the knots between the layers? I'd try a test piece to see what works.

QuiltSue said...

Are you planning to do the applique by hand or machine? If by hand you can do it so it doesn't show through on the back. How about adding some extra wadding under the trains to make them stand out, like trapunto?

Peg said...

I think the train applique stitching showing on the back will lend some interest to the back.