I am back to blogging! My blog remains my favorite way to keep in touch with you!
Here is one of my latest patterns – an easy patchwork heart design, stitched in horizontal rows.
All the pieces are cut from strips of the same width, making the piecing of the block quick, easy and fun.
The designs made out of narrow rows are so easy to quilt with straight lines, with the walking foot. This is a project that gives confidence to beginners!
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This dense, straight line quilting is named matchstick quilting and it is absolutely gorgeous for table runners or wall hangings.
You can stitch horizontal or vertical lines, depending on your design or desire.
My first stitching lines followed the horizontal seams of the design then I stitched between these lines (in the center), then again between the lines and so on until I was happy with the density of the stitching lines. They are spaced at about 1/4”.
The way you baste the quilt sandwich makes a difference: you have to baste the quilt very well- I used a lot of basting spray for this (I would not use pins for such job!).
I am in love with this texture and I am sure I will use it again soon!
An orphan block turned into a pillow; I combined here free motion quilting with quilting done with the walking foot.
Another design for bigger quilts- great for using beautiful prints from your stash.
I finished them as baby quilts and the quilting is simple: just stippling.
If you want to make your own versions, the patterns for these quilts are here.