Welcome back to the Janome Quilt Along; a monthly blog series to help you learn and improve your quilting skills. If you’re just joining in now, you can find all the previous posts here:
Janome Quilt Along! – Introduction including supply list
Janome Quilt Along 2022 – Part 1 – Constructing the Checkerboard blocks
Janome Quilt Along 2022 – Part 2 – Quilting the Checkerboard blocks
Janome Quilt Along 2022 – Part 3 – Constructing the Rail Fence blocks
Today, we are going to quilt the Rail Fence blocks we made last month. Again we are going to do one with Free Motion Quilting, one with Ruler Work, and one with (my favourite method) Walking Foot/Even Feed/ AcuFeed Flex Quilting.
I decided to quilt the Rail Fence blocks with a crosshatch.
Starting with a design that is as simple as a crosshatch can result in more dynamic designs.
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Above are the tools I used for this months quilting.
Janome has many different feet for Free Motion Quilting and I encourage you to try them all to see what works best. And remember, each project may require a different foot. The foot I used for the Free Motion Quilting sample is the Janome PD-H Open Toe Foot.
For Ruler Work Quilting I used the Janome Mini Scallop Ruler and QR Ruler Work Foot. My intention was to only use the straight edge of the ruler, but I couldn’t resist trying out the scallop too.
My go to for Walking Foot/ Even Feed Quilting, is the Janome AcuFeed Flex Foot with the UD Open Toe. Having full view of where I am going, is crucial for accuracy and so this is always my first choice.