I love planning my quilting using dry erase markers and a piece of Plexiglas that can be purchased at a Home Improvement store inexpensively. I have tried to use some of my other rulers, and while it does work, the view is somewhat obscured because of all the markings on the rulers.
For the actual quilt block, I’m going to quilt diagonal lines with my walking foot.
Since I will be whipping up two more blocks (and making this into a super fun table runner) there will be sashing and borders to quilt. In these areas, I’ll quilt a design from Lori Kennedy’s book (get the ebook for $9.99). Anyhoooo, the design is called “Double Loop Vine” and I think it perfectly mimics the leaves in the fabrics, don’t you?
Thanks for stopping by! Let’s go machine quilt our own quilts.
Check this out – so exciting for free-motion!
I just discovered this great FREE app for Free-Motion doodling.
Now we can practice our doodles EVERYWHERE! We can even share them with each other.
Additionally, we can import our own quilt block photos into the app and doodle on them as we plan our quilting strategies.
BOWs (Block of the Week)
Sooooo, I have a few BOWs cued up including this block (shhhh….take a sneak peek of it on my Electric Quilt screen). Fabrics are First Mate by Northcott.
Lots of cool blocks are being planned!!
Some are traditional blocks and others are not. One of the non-traditional blocks (a featured BOW in July) will be a flower pounded block. During the first session of Flower Pounding Week, there will be a demo on how to ready your fabric for the project. Next I will show the flower pounding process (hold your ears!) . Finally, ways to enhance your block with thread painting and Derwent pencils will be demonstrated.
PS If you’re wondering about that JUMBO microphone in my photo….. I used to podcast for Archie Comics and that is the mic I used. It’s great for eliminating noisy feedback. 🙂
Planning the Quilting of Road to Oklahoma
And now for my favorite part….the QUILTING. For this block, I use both the walking foot and the free motion foot.
If you have an idea on how you’d like this to be quilted, please share!!
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PS. How did you quilt your Road to Oklahoma block?