Look at that, the last of the Rainbow blocks found a good home! I was going to make this into a baby quilt but I don't know anyone having a baby and I needed a sample for my Ruling Rulers class at The Longarm Network on June 17. We'll be quilting on Innova longarms but this class isn't machine specific so you are welcome to take it no matter what short-, mid- or longarm machine you quilt on.
The easy way to quilt this would have been to do a different ruler motif in each square but of course I couldn't do that! I wanted to do few focus pieces like this mandala using a heavy and shiny orange thread. Then I connected the elements with lines in the bright green thread. Those lines extend through the borders and that gave me lots of sections to showcase a lot of different ways to use rulers.
In the "background areas" of the center of the quilt I used Invisafil thread for the first time. I learned the hard way not to wind the bobbin completely full because it will warp the bobbin. But other than that, I absolutely love that thread! You can barely see it. It just provides texture. I'll be buying more for my Thread Collection....but only a few colors. You don't need a lot of colors of a thread that's virtually invisible!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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