My goal was to finish piecing my Virtual Quilting Bee blocks from Diary of A Quilter. At the time that I made the goal my plan was to include the sashing that Amy had used to complete hers. Thanks to a few very helpful comments on that post I decided to skip the sashing and go with my first instinct. I really liked the way they looked without the sashing. I promise it wasn’t just because I’m lazy. I also didn’t have a real need for a big quilt and I thought this would look nicer as a spring time throw for my couch. My only regret was that I didn’t plan to piece it this way from the start. If that had been my original plan I probably would have placed some of the fabric differently in order to make the secondary pattern stand out more. I’ll have to remember to consider that next time.
For the back I used more of Happy Go Lucky. I took advantage of a great sale and was able to get several yards of this at $6/yd. Love when that happens. It felt really good to finish this one. My goal was to finish piecing the top, but I decided to take it a step further and finish it up with some straight line quilting and I went back to my machine binding for this one. I did the straight line quilting with my walking foot and it took F O R E V E R. I never thought I would say this, but I prefer FMQ’ing so much more. I know a lot of folks use their FMQ’ing foot for the straight line quilting and I think I’m going to give it a try next time. Even if it isn’t perfect it has to be more fun (and maybe a little faster?). I’d love some feedback from you guys. How do you straight line quilt, with the walking foot or the darning foot? Any tips or tricks?
Thanks for reading along,