The first is a bit of a cheat when you're going from one area to another where you'd usually break your thread tails. I lift the foot and needle at point #1, then move to an area where I've already quilted #2 and drop the needle down and back up, making sure to lower the foot first when using the ruler foot, and then move on to where I want to stitch #3.
I make sure that my traveling thread isn't going to be in the way of my quilting at any point and that the overall length of the thread is long enough for me to cut it at that single stitch and still have thread tails long enough to knot and bury later.
At point #3 above, I'm getting ready to do another 1/2 inch echo with my straight ruler before doing more of my floral filler.
You can see in the picture below that the point where these 6 pieces meet, there's quite a hump. I know from past experiences that stitching through it to flatten it won't go well. My machine can go through it fine, but my stitches will likely be wobbly.
Instead I will avoid the center by circling around it for the most part. This flower fill I'm using works well for this.
So now I've got another chunk of this quilt done. I can't wait to see what I'll quilt next! LOL.
In fact that's what I'm going to do now! Thanks for following along on my quilting adventures.