Last time we caught up I was making sandwiches and that was where we left things. I really had no idea what pattern this quilt would be quilted with because it was always destined to be sent to a long-armer.
Well, I left things too late; the long-armer retired and many hours were spent contemplating a design. It's a reasonably big quilt (for me) and the thought of quilting it was rather daunting.
Many hours with cups of tea, the internet and quilt magazines later, I remembered that I quite liked the way CanuckQuilter quilted one of her quilts using rulers. Having ordered my ruler foot and template set from Punch With Judy, it was time to watch the videos and give the set up a run.
I don't know why I thought it was a good idea to use the Janome with its 4 inch throat space - because it wasn't. So I abandoned that idea and moved on to the new love of my quilting life, my made-in-Vietnam Quilters Choice machine.
Ahhh, much better. I did also purchase a new Supreme Slider but it had the most noxious odour that I had to get rid of it. Luckily, quilts seems to glide fairly smoothly on the new machine.
I like these Westalee rulers. Leonie is terribly clever to work this all out. If you plan to quilt with her rulers I recommend that you watch and re-watch her videos. Then do exactly as she says for the best results.
So, your first block is probably going to be your worst and your second last block will be your best.
First block and it's a wee bit wonky but that's okay with me
So, one down and 55 more to go!
The colours in this quilt make me smile. Hope you have enjoyed some stitching time.