I actually already had a panel of squares that I had sewn together about 4 years ago and had never used, so it was easy to start straight away.
|Panel of squares ready to go|
Angela Walters mentioned that she was using Aurifil thread and I had a lovely pale gold that was perfect. I usually quilt with silk thread so sewing with a different thread was good practice also.
Although Angela didn't mention it, I ditch stitch around the inside of each block before I started the quilting. I wanted to do some ruler practice as well, so I used the Line Tamer ruler by Four Paws Quilting, it's such a great ruler.
|Line Tamer Ruler|
|Ditch stitching with Line tamer ruler|
The first lesson was a meander or stipple stitch, which I have done a million times before but she also mentioned echoing around the inside of the block first, so I did that for the first time.
|Meander or stipple quilting.|
Well, that was a good start and so much fun, because it only took about 5 minutes to do. I have some quilts that I am making at the moment that will need quilting next year, so doing some regular quilting practice might make it easier.
I have since found out that Angela Walters is doing another quilt-a-long practice at the moment, so it's not too late to join in the fun.
Bye for now,