That means it’s the last day this week for highlighting Northcott Banyan Batiks fabric collection in a modern quilt. Feels bitter sweet: it’s nice to finish the quilt but the fun is over?
Yesterday I started and finished quilting the quilt, so that I could show you the results today! As you’ll see, it’s very linear. This is a style of quilting that is very popular with modern quilters.
My first step was to stitch in the ditch along every previously sewn seam in the half log cabin blocks.
Using the edge of my quilting foot as a guide, I followed the first seam and then repeated the same steps over and over, sewing parallel lines.
I kept sewing parallel lines until the very large negative space was filled along with the half of each log cabin block that was negative space.
In the quilt’s large negative space, the quilting lines go in 2 directions. I did this to add more visual interest to the quilt.
TIP The easy way to sew lines going in 2 different directions is to use the seam between blocks as a pivot point.
I marked a very thin diagonal line in the half log cabin blocks section. I then used the line as a pivot point where there are no seams to use for this purpose.
Following the seams and pivoting once at the line will give you nice, sharp corners.
As in the larger negative spaces, I also used the edge of the walking foot as my guide to make the parallel lines.
Interest and movement are added to the quilt through the use of multi-directional quilting lines. With all these tips, you’re now ready to quilt your own modern masterpiece quilt.
After the quilting is finished, put the binding on.
Last month on QUILTsocial, Elaine posted a great tutorial on bindings. Take a couple of minutes to check out her post!
Another week, another quilt created! What a great feeling of accomplishment!
I always enjoy the process of bringing the quilt I have in my mind’s eye to life. And I also love sharing with other passionate quilters!
Putting the rules aside and making a beautiful modern quilt using batiks has also made this week fun! The Nostalgic Vibes, Primitive Lines and Shadows fabrics from the Northcott Banyan Batiks collections were just perfect for this daring, rule-breaking quilt project.
Have a fantastic weekend and come on back next week to see what wonders Jean Boyd will show you!
This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Banyan Batiks Shadows: a great background fabric for a modern quilt
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