Today, I have been quilting the Madrona Road herringbone quilt.
Because of all the angles, I debated over how to quilt this one, but eventually chose to do straight vertical lines, 1/4" on either side of the seams and equally spaced in between.
Using that handy seam guide thingie kept the lines fairly straight.
I adore that little donkey - sorry he's upside down in the photo!
This is the first quilt that I have made using fusible batting.
At first I wasn't too thrilled with it - it wasn't adhering very well. There were no directions on the package so I Googled and found a great tutorial here. Oh....the key to getting it to stick is steam! I didn't do that. I really must remember to read directions first! After, re-pressing with steam, it stuck like glue and produced great results. This is just a small quilt so I was able to make the quilt sandwich on the floor and then roll it up and take it to the ironing board, which I set up next to the kitchen counter.
This photo is really just to show off my clean kitchen - it doesn't always look like that!
Unless you have a large work surface, a large quilt may be a little tricky. I think that you could press it directly on the floor, depending on what your floor is made out of. I purchased the batting at Connecting Threads at 30% off. The sale is running through next week if you want to try it out.
My churn dash blocks are proceeding slowly, but nicely...
I am going to make this 4 blocks by 4 blocks - seven more to go!
I also have been working on my BOM's for February, one of which is paper pieced that I am really excited about. That has been on my quilty bucket list for a while!
Linking up today with Lee at Freshly Pieced.
As always, there is so much inspiration in blogland - you all are amazing!!