The Free Motion Quilting Project: 38. Quilt a House Block with Wiggles and Matrix

Monday, August 11, 2014

38. Quilt a House Block with Wiggles and Matrix

Ready to tackle another fun house block? Today we're free motion quilting wiggles and Matrix over this block to create some really neat effects:

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Unfortunately with this block I had the brilliant idea to "save time" by not marking sections of my block. As you'll see in the video, this decision ended up COSTING me time having to fiddle with my lines as I filled the house.

Lesson learned: just mark the darn block! There are no short cuts or ways to save time free motion quilting this design that won't end up taking more time to fiddle with later. See what I mean in this video:

Looking for instructions on piecing the house block or the diagram to mark it? Find both in the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern.

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 The only area that you can really get away with no marking is the bottom section of the block filled with Matrix. This design is basically a wiggly grid and no matter how you stitch it, the multiple lines crossing and overlapping hides just about any mistake.

After free motion quilting your block, make sure to come back by and share your experience or ask any questions that come up along the way to the comments section below.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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