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


















2 comments:

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!