|Almost all of this quilting was done using a Janome Ruler Foot combo and rulers on my domestic sewing machine.|
I've shared that the piecing was a challenge for me as I am really all about the quilting and I don't normally do a lot of piecing. But I know that most quilters do more piecing than I do so I wanted to make a piece that would be more applicable to typical quilts and show a variety of ruler-based designs.
I was pleasantly pleased with my piecing! Maybe all the quilting blogs I've been reading has rubbed off on me. It's not perfect and there was quite a bit of unsewing on this project, but overall, it turned out pretty well.
I printed out a black and white photo of the top in order to develop a quilting plan. I printed a couple of copies because I knew I'd have several ideas to draw out. A white mechanical chalk fabric pencil works great for marking the dark patches.
A lot of the basic quilting will eventually have detailed background quilting quilting like these circle areas, but first I will finish the basic quilting. The four setting squares are stitched with a faux sashing, turning the 12 inch blocks into 8 inch blocks with 2 inch sashings.
I enjoyed using this little ruler in the faux sashing of this setting block. I have several new rulers I'm trying out and some new non-slip product for the back of my rulers. I don't find that my method of holding the rulers (with my gloved fingers) doesn't allow a lot of slipping, but I'm liking these clear dots for a little extra help.
I'll be doing a giveaway on this product later this week. It's not a new product, but new to me and since I bought and extra pack and they're easy to mail, I thought a give away would be fun.
With any luck and a lot of diligence, I will show the finished product along with the giveaway post. So excited about this quilt!