Custom Quilting, Quilting Day by Day

Longarm Custom Baby Quilt + video

I don’t often do custom work on a baby quilt, but this one called for something special and I wanted to make those white triangles pop so I opted for some straight lines in the printed areas and, of course, feathers for the white!  I LOVE white on white.  I love stitching it out and watching it develop and I love looking at it when it’s done.  It’s so fresh and crisp 🙂

I used a ruler for the straight lines, just eyeballing the pivot point and using a line on the ruler for consistent spacing, and added a little swirl to the top of the feathered triangles – an idea I got from Sharon at Love Shack Quilts.  It’s such a simple element to add but gives just a bit more pizzaz than just taking the feathers all the way, and I really like it! There’s a quick video further down showing you a couple of blocks being stitched out.

I have to say this quilt was made much easier by me new HST tools: Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers from New Leaf Designs.  I think I might be starting to be OK with half square triangles in a kind of tolerate-them-without-cursing-sort-of-way  …



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