Regardomg the two designs in the video, you can learn more about them:
Echo Shortcut - Excellent design for All-Over style quilting, or to fill in small, tight areas of your quilt. It works on any scale and quilts up much faster than Echo Shell, the design it was inspired by.
Wiggly Woven Lines - This is an excellent design for the sashing or borders of your quilt. A quilter named Joyce asked how I would work this design around corners, so I stitched another small sample to show you two different ways of dealing with corners:
The first, outer corner is create by spacing your wiggly triangles so you're at the upper side of the sashing as you turn the corner. Just wiggly across, creating a small triangle in the corner, then continue creating wiggly triangles down the other way.
While this method works, I personally like the second version better. In this situation I started in the corner, wiggling straight from corner to corner, then stitched off in one direction down the sashing with my wiggly triangles, filled them as I came back, then stitched off in the other direction.
I think this works a bit better and has a nicer look to it, but that's just my opinion! Just so this information is easy to find, I'll make sure to add it to the Wiggly Woven Lines page as well.
Now Hot Cast is still on the tables this morning because I haven't managed to quilt out or buy more pins. With more than 2000 pins in this house (somewhere) I know I'm getting pretty ridiculous with the number of projects I've basted, but not quilted.
I'm also in the mood to get a few of these UFOs finished and out in the house being used! I'm getting sick of walking next to piles of folded projects that I haven't touched in months.
I think it may be time for a UFO master stitch-a-thon. Basically I all do is lock myself downstairs and quilt, quilt, quilt until at least 3 UFOs are done. It's a great way to knock them out and reduce that pile significantly in just a few days.
I plan to do a separate post this evening just on Hot Cast and the changes that have been happening slowly, but steadily this month. Let's just say you will start seeing more of me, and not just my hands, in my videos from now on!
So that's it for today! I'm planning to send a newsletter out in the next few hours, so if you'd like to receive updates on the designs and articles I post weekly, just sign up in the upper right hand corner of this site.
Let's go quilt,