Colour Pop - A Work in Progress

A cold has sapped my energy this week so not much is happening on the quilting front. Except that I've started quilting Colour Pop. I put in two layers of batting on this one so the quilting will really pop.

The triangular spiral quilting is simple in look but tricky to do. If you use a walking foot to get nice straight lines, there is a lot of turning of the quilt. Free motion quilting goes quicker, but is hard to get nice straight lines, which is what I want in this case.

I am trying rulers for the first time. Bernina came out with a ruler foot for their new long arm machine and it is compatible with the domestic machines (NB: check your machine warranty before you go out and get one). I've been wanting to try ruler quilting since I took the Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine class on Craftsy.

I'm learning a lot and some areas are not very pretty, but I've got it about 1/3 of Colour Pop quilted. It's going faster than the walking foot, but slower than free motion quilting.


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Comments

  1. It's looking really good! I should investigate that ruler quilting. Sounds a bit cumbersome, but I'm curious. Love the look you are creating.

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  2. Wow that does look like a lot of work, it'll be so worth it though!

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  3. Very nice job!!! We're hardest on ourselves. I wish I had more experience with rulers. And a little fairy to give these rulers to me!!!! Lol

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  4. That's awesome quilting! It may take you some time, but it's going to look awesome. Good luck with finishing.

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  5. I'm interested in ruler work too but found the rulers to be pricey. Googled Westalee Rulers Canada and found "Stitched in the Ditch" in B.C. Awesome prices in Canadian dollars!

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  6. It's beautiful quilting. I'd like to eventually try the quilting with rulers.

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