This week we're going to finish up this project by filling each section of our Zen Break with a different design. So far this year we've learned Stippling, Sharp Stippling, Zippling, Circuit Board, and Loopy Line. Each of these designs can be used to easily fill a section of the quilt like this:
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Let's start with a quick review:
In Quilt Along #19 we learned how to piece our blocks in a super wonky fashion.
In Quilt Along #20 we learned how to put them together and break them up with a simple Zen Break - a wiggly line that divides the quilt randomly so it can be quilted with multiple designs.
This week we have a very easy job: fill in each section with a different design!
Because the quilt is largely secured thanks to the Zen Break, you can start quilting anywhere you like. No, you don't have to quilt from the dead center of the quilt, unless you really like to.
It's a good idea to take a minute before jumping on the machine to look at your quilt and decide how you will move over the surface. With this quilt, you really can move from section to section easily by simply travel stitching over the Zen Break lines.
|Easily wiggle from the Stippling area to Zippling area by stitching on the Zen Break lines|
Of course, if you do get locked in a corner, what do you do? Travel stitch back out! Find the nearest Zen Break line and use it to get out of a tight space if needed.
The only design that's a bit tricky to apply is Circuit Board. This design isn't wiggly, and it's based on straight lines and right (90 degree) angles. This particular design is trickier to apply to wiggly wobbly areas, so it helps to mark some straight lines that serve as a base for this design.
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Keep in mind that you're posting your progress from LAST week on THIS week's post. This way you have time to watch the lesson, play with the ideas, then post your progress to the next quilt along. I hope that makes sense!
Let's go quilt!