Wednesday, November 11, 2015
FMQ Tone it Down Quilt
After taking machine quilting classes last week, I was dying to start quilting my own quilt! I wanted to try using rulers a little more as well as a few other techniques. This quilt is from the Tone it Down
quilt along from American Patchwork and Quilts. I love that I used my fabric stash since it's such a scrappy pattern. This first picture is one block.
Here is the center of the block. I quilted diagonals and then curved around each line.
I quilted diagonals in this section also. I'm hoping your eye gets drawn to this darker fabric. This darker fabric outlines each block and gives the appearance of surrounding the center.
These are the corner 9 patches. I made diagonals and curved around each line.
I quilted back and forth loops in the larger rectangles. In the lower right corner, you can see a smaller rectangle. I made a diamond and filled it in with more back and forth loops. I used rulers to make the diamond. I also used rulers to make all the diagonals. I didn't mark a thing!
That's one completed block! The quilt is made up of 20 blocks, no borders. Looking forward (and a little scared!) to quilting feathers between the blocks. That's for next time!
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