Thursday, September 1, 2011

More Practice with Hattie

The semester has started. It started last week. I'm working on Wednesdays again which means not much sewing happens on Wednesdays. I'm online a lot on Wednesday so I do get to get caught up with my blog reading in between classes and work tasks.

Tuesday afternoon I basted this quilt together in preparation for quilting.


I pieced this at my last guild retreat in February and blogged about it here. I didn't start on it on Tuesday because I didn't know how I wanted to quilt it. I tried several things on paper. I decided that I needed to actually practice stitching my idea so I found some scrap fabric and batting. I drew two blocks onto the fabric using a sharpie then sandwiched them and tried out my idea. Click on the image to see it larger.


I like it! At the bottom of the photo above you can see the ruler I purchased to use with Hattie. There are lots of long arm rulers you can buy but I decided that for now all I want is a straight ruler. It is really difficult to make a straight line with Hattie over a long distance. This ruler works surprising well and isn't difficult to use. I will use it to stitch in the ditch between the blocks.

4 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love the design you created. It will look perfect on that quilt.

Quilting Yai Yai said...

I like it! I like it!
And the quilt, too!
Happy Quilting!

Mama Pea said...

Good idea. I like your design, too. I am amazed how you can get a quilt basted and ready to go. That is always my stumbling block. I dislike that part and so I don't get it started! I now have three waiting for me. Sigh.

Linda said...

Looks awesome!! Your practice time really shows!!