you begin the trip. Wise words indeed.
I decided my latest little baby quilt would just get some very simple cross hatching. Another easy way to quilt and everyone can do it. All you need is a walking foot, some masking tape and off you go. I don’t mark quilts if I don’t have to. Masking tape was actually made for quilters……..did you know that? Workshops were the last place it was suppose to be used………………….well, in my house anyway. I go through a lot of it in a year. I vary the widths of my tape when I buy it. I go from the narrowest (is that a word?) to the widest in my basket.
I did the centre of the quilt first. Just sewed continuously until stitching was all done. Then I went for a walk ~~ a double block ~~ while I thought about the border. Sometimes you just have to walk away and think about a design before you put needle to fabric.
I stitched from corner to corner to corner until I had one side all finished. I had decided I wanted a “double cross hatch”. I have no idea what this is called or even if it has a name, but that’s my name for it. I thought about the journey down the side before I began. I wanted it continuous. No stopping and starting.
I went from corner to corner and then using my walking foot for width I did the same thing again.
The decision I had to make was after going from corner to corner on each block, how was I going to do it a second time and keep within the block and sew into the inner border.
A few seconds of thinking and drawing it out with my finger on the quilt and I was good to go. I like the looks of this and think it may be a keeper.
Yeah, I’ll definitely be doing this again.
and this one is rolled and ready for delivery!