Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stitching in the ditch

These are the two blocks that are quilted with the "stitch in the ditch" method. The rest of the blocks will be quilted with motifs that don't follow the seam lines. I use stitch in the ditch when I think the pattern is dynamic and interesting by itself, such as the carpenter's wheel. For the triangles on the left, I didn't want to come up with another motif to fit it, and it was a good warmup for the stitch in the ditch process.
This picture shows how I pinned the carpenter's wheel block to start. Next I am going to free-motion quilt some of the simpler motifs. The whole top is pictured in the post May Works in Progress.
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