I've started quilting The Girl's quilt and the plan is to quilt it entirely with concentric rectangles, starting in the center and working out. I'm using the width of my walking foot to stitch the lines. This is easy when there is a seam (or a previous line of quilting) to follow but once I get beyond the corner there is no seam so how do I know where to pivot? Let me show you!
I mark a diagonal line from corner to corner with a fabric safe marking tool. I start stitching and when I hit that diagonal line I know that is the point where I am to pivot and turn my quilt to change the quilting direction.
And this is what the quilted corners look like where I pivoted! I've selected colours of thread to match the stripes so that the quilting stitches don't show. I like the texture of the concentric circles and although the rows of stitching are about 3/8" apart the quilt feels lovely and soft.
I have more Godstone Grannies to share with you but as you will see in a few moments I've got some reverse sewing to do! The first block is the second of a pair of blocks. The center four hexagons are fussy cut but the effect is very subtle.
These two blocks will be filler blocks for the sides.
This is my problem child and it is the second of a pair! I didn't realize I had made a mistake until I looked at this picture! The three white hexagons at the top are in the wrong position. How the heck did that happen? I don't know but I do know that this is a mistake I am going to fix. I've told you before that if I can live with a mistake I just leave it but if the mistake will bother me I fix it. This is one that will bother me!
Time for me to get some more quilting done and maybe a little reverse sewing! Until I post again, happy sewing!