Friday, October 26, 2018

Nothing like quilting with Rulers

✂️What have I been up to?

Oh, I'm so glad you asked.

You know about Amy's Quilting Adventures right?

I was watching her quilt in the ditch and straight lines using a ruler and her freemotion quilting foot. 

Well, she said do NOT use a regular ruler - get one made for quilting.
You can break your machine if you don't.

But of course I didn't listen.

But I do sew VERY slowly and carefully. 
I totally LOVE in the ditch or straight line quilting this way.  I much prefer this to using my walking foot.  So much so I think I'll get a Quilting Ruler.

I have my whole quilt stabilized, all blocked have been stitched in the ditch.
Now I'm working on the individual blocks. 
It's a busy quilt so I did some straight line stitching. 
What do you think?  Should I crosshatch it?

I'm having a hard time - I'm rather stuck.  How should I quilt this Cherry block?

And what about this one?  Do you have some ideas how to quilt it?

So that's my quilting news.

In other news, on Sunday Oct 21st. Angie tied the knot with her new love. They are on their way to live in Philadelphia.
 He is such a great guy and she is so much fun.
They will have a wonderful time together. 
Much Happiness to the two of them.

Yes - I've been working on my cross-stitch. I didn't even know a kitty was in the picture until after I stitched her.  

Happy Stitching,



  1. Cute quilt! Deciding what to quilt is always the hardest part for me. For straight line quilting, I highly recommend the Line Tamer ruler. Even better than sliced bread!!!!

  2. Oh, I LOVE this happy quilt; such fabulous fabrics. They have put a smile on my face. Now, that is a clever idea re the ruler, I must remember it. Re the quilting, I think the quilting looks fabulous going on the diagonal as for cross hatching it could look good but perhaps one way would be better. Sorry....not much help am I. I am sure you will work out what pleases your eye.

  3. I always find it difficult to decide what design to use when quilting. Sorry I'm no help. I've never used a ruler to quilt but it sounds like a great idea, must try it.
    Your cross stitch is coming along nicely..... enjoy.

  4. I'm always willing to share my 2 cents - Yes, cross hatch, maybe echo around the cherry applique and add some stems and leaves in the little floral. hehehe you won't hurt my feeling if you don't do any of what I suggested, regards it is a very cute quilt.

  5. Very cute quilt!! I am confident you will come up with a quilting plan. 😄

  6. I have never tried FMQ, but perhaps I'll give it a try sometime. I have never heard of the quilting feet that you use with a quilting ruler. I would think it would make the process much easier. You learn something new everyday!
    xx, Carol

  7. A lovely quilt! I would quilt around the cherries and some of the leaves and so on..because I hate making life easy x

  8. You've been busy.
    Good luck with the rulers... xox

  9. I do a lot of stitch-in-the-ditch and straight line quilting; I'm going to have to investigate this method you're using! I love an opportunity to buy new rulers, too. LOL! Your cat (the one in the header) is beautiful!! Cute kitty in your cross stitch, too! :)