Storytime Squares Tutorial »
InstructionsI stitched in the ditch (around every block grouping)and then drew the lines and quilted in quarter-inch segments, thinking that would make it easier, but I think if I started in the middle and worked by way out, stitching in the ditch as I went, it would have turned out more "clean." All in all, not bad, though, especially for my first time using a walking foot. Great tutorial.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Casual, Classic, Cute, Traditional, Whimsical
Heather Ross' Far Far Away, Natural Muslin
What was your inspiration?
I loved the simplicity of the tutorial and the clean lines. The fabric was so beautiful I didn't want to cut it any smaller but quilting showed the patterns off a bit more I think.
What are you most proud of?
It was my first time using a walking foot and second quilt, so really I was just happy to finish it. It's a birthday gift for my good friend's one year old, so I wanted to make something special for her. I love it, though - would love to make another one on a larger scale as a throw or lap quilt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The tutorial was great and again, I'd start quilting in the middle and simply work my way to the outside, rather than first stitching in the ditch around each pattern block. The quilting took more time than I'd thought, and I made a lot of rookie mistakes like not getting the pieces to fit perfectly when making the quilt sandwich, trimming the outside edge before I should have, etc. But my binding is way better than the last time and quilting with the walking foot was a lot easier.