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Graffiti Quilting Dream Strip Quilt

on Dec 14, 2016 in Blog, Longarm Quilting Gallery, quilting | 1 comment

Dream Quilt by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | ReannaLily Quilts | Graffiti Quilting Style | Free Motion Longarm Quilting

Graffiti Quilting on my Dream Strip Quilt

Graffiti quilting was the plan for this old old old unfinished object, UFO, quilt. The larger solid stripes were perfect to showcase designs and the printed stripes provided a great practice area for other ideas.

Dream Quilt by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | ReannaLily Quilts | Graffiti Quilting Style | Free Motion Longarm Quilting

I used a facing technique to prepare the edges of all the letters before appliqueing them by machine. You can find more details about the technique which is featured in Hexagons Made Easy. Turns out the method is great for any shape!

Here’s a closer look at the quilting around the word “dream.”

Dream Quilt by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | ReannaLily Quilts | Graffiti Quilting Style | Free Motion Longarm Quilting

The designs were quilted on my HandiQuilter Avante and used Glide Aquamarine thread on the darker fabrics. On lighter fabrics, I used a really really light Pearl color thread by MaxiLock.

Dream Quilt by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | ReannaLily Quilts | Graffiti Quilting Style | Free Motion Longarm Quilting

The aquamarine shows up great on the navy blue fabric! It isn’t wildly distracting, but you can definitely see all the graffiti quilting lines.

Dream Quilt by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs | ReannaLily Quilts | Graffiti Quilting Style | Free Motion Longarm Quilting

The narrower borders of the quilt are filled with border designs. In the above picture you can see a small wishbone quilting design.

This quilt was so fun to finish! It isn’t my oldest UFO, but it was one I recently re-discovered.

If you need any of your quilts finished, please check out my longarm quilting service page: ReannaLilyQuilts.com

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    1 Comment

  1. Love that graffiti quilting! It looks so good and lots of quilts.

    Shirley A Beaupre

    December 14, 2016

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