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River Pond QAL: Quilting

This post is part of the River Pond Quilt Along. You can find more info and the schedule HERE. While this content is directed toward the River Pond QAL, the same concepts can be applied to any quilt that you are making.
You can purchase the River Pond pattern HERE.

Let's Quilt!

Last time we talked about gathering ideas and using the coloring pages to plan your quilting.

Here’s my mashup final idea – I’m using bits and pieces of this in my final quilting. I LOVED Tracy’s ideas in the Facebook group and basically copied her. lol. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the inspiration!

I’m going to quilt the cross-hatching on the sides, and some hand quilting that I drew in the center on the bottom.

Quilting Tips

Here’s a few tips that I like to use when quilting.

  1. When it comes to quilting straight lines, a long ruler and a knitting needle are my favorite tools!! I measure and mark where I want my lines to intersect, line up the ruler, and use the knitting needle along the side of the ruler to indent lines into the quilt. I don’t have to worry about pens fading or washing out, and the lines last really well through lots of quilting! I’ve never had to remark lines as I quilt.
  2. I use the rubber garden gloves for all my quilting. They save my shoulder muscles from the strain of handling the quilt as I wrangle it through my machine.

More Tips

I am not an expert quilter and I won’t claim to be. There are a lot of fantastic tutorials out there, and right now mine are Christa of Christa Quilts. So HERE’s the link to her FMQ tutorials. ๐Ÿ™‚ She’s done some great demos lately that have really helped me up my quilting skills and techniques, so here’s a great place to get started if you want to work on your quilting skills.

Homework

The homework for now is to get that quilt quilted! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you have questions, or need help getting started, post in the comments below, or in theย  Facebook group, and I’m more than happy to help you out! I can’t wait to see your progress!!

I did make some quarantine adjustments to the quilt along schedule, so you can check that out HERE. I hope that we can all be able to finish together!

Join the From Blank Pages Community on Facebook to see what others are making, give feedback on others questions, share your progress and plan, get inspired, and meet other awesome quilters!

If youโ€™re on Instagram, tag me, @fromblankpages, and use #fbpRiverPond so we can all see what youโ€™re up to and comment!

love Diane

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