Pennies From Heaven Done

I have been working on a customer quilt for quite some time and I finally returned it to the owner. She seemed to really like the quilting, and I am looking forward to doing more quilting for her.

free motion quilting with ruler work by Amy K Johnson

I did some free motion ruler work around the center block and then feathered around it. I nearly went blind trying to see what I was stitching on that black with black thread, but I am very pleased with it.

Despite my reasons to Ditch the Stipple, I did do some stippling on this quilt.

 I kept the stitching in the black wool scalloped pieces pretty simple with an outline roughly 1/4 inch around with a little loop-de-loop in the scallop. I used my straight fine line ruler along the the pieced edge with my wonderful Janome ruler toe.

free motion quilting with rulers on a domestic sewing machine

A little swirl in the bear paw and continuous curves, plus curved crosshatching in the corner blocks.

curved crosshatching

 Detail of the crosshatching, below. This quilt was a bit difficult because of all the blanket stitching and embellishments I had to work around, but I enjoyed the creative opportunities it gave me.

Now, on to the next project; working on some quilted purses I started a while ago and another customer quilt, this time with embroidery. I am waiting on an order of thread from Superior for the customer quilt. And I ordered some new threads to try.

I am linking this post up with Leah Day's Free Motion Friday and Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday. Check out the link parties for some great free motion and quilty inspiration.


  1. I just finished a massive amount of blue-on-blue quilting, so I totally understand nearly going blind, haha! Your quilting looks fantastic! gorgeous in it's own right, but not distracting from the applique!

  2. I love the cross hatching. Santa's bringing me straight and curved fine line rulers (as recommended by you) for Christmas. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for all the tips and inspirations.

  3. Your customer should be over the moon with the quilting - it is lovely and it really enhances the piecing. I think I might just ask Santa to bring me a Janome ruler toe for Christmas!

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    1. sorry spelling error... the message said, yet another wonderful job, girl!
      LeeAnna Paylor