I’m in the midst of a machine quilting marathon. Not quite sure when my studio became overrun by quilt tops, but I’m really enjoying focusing entirely on the quilting aspect for a bit.
Here’s the baby quilt I showed last fall when I was raving about the 60 degree triangle ruler from Creative Grids. I machine quilted it with “straight” lines using my walking foot. After reading numerous tutorials on how to do this, and experimenting with masking tape, a quilting bar, and water soluble pens, I learned two things. One- machine quilting with a walking foot is NOT my definition of fun. Two- I love the word “organic” when applied to quilting lines (it means not quite straight on purpose!)
I’m on to the kindergarten quilts now, and found that quilting lines with a free-motion foot is MUCH more fun. (Thanks to this blog post for the idea!)
I’m also practicing binding completely by machine, following this fab tutorial from Cluck, Cluck, Sew. I think I’m going to really like this method once I’ve practiced it a bit more. Here’s a “keeping it real” photo of the best corner on the quilt. The mitering is still terrible. Hopefully after finishing two more quilts like this over the weekend, I’ll have a “most improved” photo for you next week.
Well, I’m back to the sewing machine. What fun projects are you tackling this weekend?