Monday, February 10, 2014

Globetrotting: Block 1 Washington DC (video 5)

I am so excited to  be this close to finishing my Washington DC quilt block from Pat Sloan's Globetrotting block of the month.

I planned to quilt a series of triangles inside of the dark green triangles:

I used some tools for this quilting:  a Handi Quilter Right Angle Ruler, probably my favorite ruler of all time, as well as some Handi Grip to help the ruler stay in place on the fabric.  I quilt with the ruler next to the foot of Hazel, my sweet Sweet Sixteen.  She is a sit-down longarm quilting machine.  If I were quilting on a home sewing machine, I would use the ruler to mark lines and then quilt over them; I do not quilt with the foot against the ruler using a home sewing machine -- ever!

Once I got quilting, my plans for how to quilt this section changed.  See for yourself:

Sometimes I just have to listen to what the quilt wants.

I really like how it turned out:

I wonder what surprises the next quilting step will bring?


Catch up on the rest of the posts for Globetrotting:
Block 1 Washington DC
basting, design choice
thread choice
video 1 -- center design
video 2 -- star points
video 3 -- ribbon candy Vs
video 4 -- continuous curve


Kathy said...

Thank you Debby for yet another great lesson!

Lisa said...

I love what you did with this block! You have great quilt listening-to skilz!