In between packing boxes this weekend, I was finally able to sit down to figure out what type of quilting I wanted to do on my latest Scrappy HST quilt top from a couple of months ago (and yes, I did run out of the Kona White that I was using when I got to that last left triangle).

Scrappy Flocks Quilt Top #2

I created this quilt purposely with a huge amount of negative space because I like the way it looks from a design perspective. What I didn’t consider while designing this top, was the quilting lines!  On one hand I feel like all that negative space is calling out for some interesting and detailed quilting lines.  But on the other hand, I feel like keeping the quilting lines simple and clean maintains a consistency in the minimal design.

straight line quilting

So after considering both options for a few weeks, I decided to go with my old, trusty friend the walking foot, and my favorite…… straight lines!!!

ruler and disappearing marker for quilting lines

I started by placing  my 4 1/2″ Omni Grid square on point,  in the center of the square and traced it out using my brand new Frixion pen.

measuring and marking

Does everyone but me already know about this awesome quilting tool that magically disappears with a light touch of your hot iron? Genius!!

marking lines

 I quilted around that square and then echoed this line every inch.  To mark my next line, I just used my quilting ruler and the “magic pen” to measure and mark all four corners.

walking foot quilting

I have about 1/3 of the quilt left and then I get to “erase” all those lines with my iron.

weekend play with quilts

Lastly, I wanted to share with you a photo from a couple of weeks ago.  This is a typical weekend day at our current home.  All Mom’s quilts sure come in handy when it comes time to make houses and forts.  I have such fond memories of this activity from when I was a kid- you too?

Happy Sunday!

~~~karen

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