For the next few posts I am going to share a little bit of how I go about quilting one of my smaller projects. I absolutely HATE safety pinning quilts so imagine how delighted I was when I saw this short video of how Sharon Schamber bastes quilts. It's so easy! No crawling around on the floor getting a backache!
After I get my quilt all basted I pick thread. For this quilt I am using 3 colors.
Then I make sure my sewing machine is all clean and has a new needle. I always match my bobbin thread to my top thread so I get these all ready too.The first thing I do is use my walking foot to stitch in the ditch around the center block, inner border and setting triangles. I also stitch around the outer edge. For this quilt I want to have feathers in the setting triangles so I stitched the vine my feathers are going to attach to with my walking foot as well.
Check back Friday for my next step.