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How to quilt the labyrinth?

I’ve completed quilting the centre of my Labyrinth quilt but I couldn’t decide how to quilt the actual path of the labyrinth. Should I use a double or single row of stitches? Should they be small or large and decorative? Which thread should I use – one of the Sulky Blendables I bought or a Perle 8 I had? It took ages before an answer came to me and then it seemed obvious. I guess that’s always the way.

Morse code quilting

As I thought about the symbolism of the labyrinth and what it’s purpose was, I realised that it was to save our souls. Then it came to me! I would quilt the labyrinthine path with the morse code SOS – Save Our Souls ( … — …). I decided to use a colonial knot for the dots and then I realised I had forgotten how to execute one. I found a great video here that shows you very clearly how to make the knots. I decided to use the dark green variegated Sulky thread and so far I’m very happy with the result. What do you think? (Click on the images to see more detail.)

Morse code quilting (1)

Morse code quilting (1)

Morse code quilting (2)

Morse code quilting (2)

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