Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Marking Difficult Fabrics–Part 2

Every morning Facebook tells me what I posted on this date for the last several years. Many times I choose to share the messages. This one was TOO GOOD not to share but Facebook evidently won’t let us share long ones (as others have mentioned) so I decided to do a rerun so you could see it. This is a quilt I LOVE and is now hanging in “Jessica’s” room. For the triangular spaces I had left to quilt on the each side of the quilt I chose to use straight lines. The piece didn’t call for any more curved quilting lines. quiltforjessicasroommarkingandquilting 1stsetoflines I used a ruler and my Chalkoner to mark a set of lines to quilt on one of the triangles. quiltforjessicasroommarkingandquiltingfirstlines The next step was to quilt this set of lines. quiltforjessicasroommarkingandquiltingseverallinesquilted Using the even feed foot I am continuing quilting all the lines I have drawn. quiltforjessicasroommarkingandquiltingstitchinghalfinchaway To stitch the second set of lines 1/2 inch to the right of the first set I put the needle in the far right position and followed the first stitching with the left edge of the presser foot. quiltforjessicasroommarkingandquiltingdrawsecondsetlines I drew the second set of lines on the other side of the triangle the same way I drew the first set. I stitched all the lines starting at the inside edge of the triangle section and finished at the outer edge of the quilt. I stitched the drawn lines first and then set the needle position to the far left and stitched 1/2 inch away from the lines. quiltforjessicasroommarkingandquiltingtriagnlequiltingdone This shows the complete quilting on one of the triangles. I did one triangle at a time from start to finish. By the time I finished each triangle you could no longer see the lines I had marked with my Chalkoner. I really enjoy the quilting process. I enjoy doing the stitching and I love to see how the quilting that is done in harmony with the quilt adds so much to the piece. I feel like I am on the home stretch with this quilt as I only have to trim the edges, bind it and add casings to both the top and bottom edges


PaulaB quilts said...

Your quilting lines echo the fabric strip lines perfectly. Thanks for the tip. Wish I could see the whole quilt.

Grantham Lynn said...

Beautiful quilt. Thanks for showing how you did it! I linked today too. I'm quilting a Patriotic theme quilt. Hope you can come by and visit. I'm following you now!