Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ruler work

Joining in the linky party at Amy'sConnie's and Lorna's this week.
This little quilt was part of a guild challenge back in 2011 and I wasn't making blog posts during that time. So I thought I would show it today as part of Amy's ruler linky party. The challenge part was that we were drawing a brown paper bag with fabric in it that we couldn't see and then we were to make something to display at our local quilt show. The fabrics were by season-I was lucky and got fall as I love fall colors.

Almost all the quilting on this little wall hanging is ruler work, yes ruler work takes a lot of time but the results are wonderful and I love doing it!  I wanted to share a little trick with you that is most helpful-if you are not sure what your design would look like on your quilt. Place a page protector sheet or a piece of vinyl on top of your quilt and use a wet erase marker to draw your design. Just be CAREFUL you don't over draw and it gets onto your quilt. I should have taped the edges of the page protector with blue painters tape which would help with this but I was in a hurry!

Hope everyone is have a great quilty week!!  I am piecing some runners from Anka's Treasure's new book On The Run Again-here they are.  

17 comments:

  1. Looks terrific! Beautiful quilting.

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  2. Your ruler work is beautiful, Vicki. I just bought a curved ruler for my sit down. I am excited to try something like this.

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  3. Neat trick. Beautiful quilting.

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  4. Great idea with the overlay. I like your runners too. I've only made one so far but I think I should make a couple more - perhaps seasonal ones.

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  5. Great idea! Love how you quilted your beautiful quilt.

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  6. Beautiful ruler work! Love the idea of the overlay. I have to find a curved ruler. Looks so good!

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  7. Thanks for linking with Amy's page! Your quilting is amazing - a great example of quilting that is in harmony with and therefore enhancing the block it's stitched on...

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  8. Your ruler work quilting is AMAZING! I struggle terribly with curved crosshatch. Yours is gorgeous!

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  9. Fabulous job with the curved crosshatching. I love me some CCX! And the border design is one I had meant to draw out for the blog, but forgot in my last minute rush! It's a great one.

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  10. I can't tell you how helpful this is. I love actually seeing how other long armers work. Using page protectors to draw out ideas will really change how I approach putting designs on my quilts. It just isn't the same when I try to use paper/pencil. I can never tell how it will look in the space. Thanks again!

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  11. I love, love LOVE your ruler work mini quilt.

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  12. Beautiful quilting, and thanks for the tip about drawing the quilting pattern on transparent plastic to audition the design.Great idea.

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  13. Beautiful quilting! Thanks for the tip. I just bought rulers to use with my domestic machine and this will really help me figure out what to quilt with them.

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  14. Love your work on these. I do not have a blog but love, love to read all that I an that are out there for enjoyment and learning tips. Thanks

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  15. Vicki, I love your ruler work. In fact I want to change my plan on a similar block by changing the direction of the ruler work. I like yours so much better.

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