Welcome back to the quilt along. If you’re just joining in now, you can find the previous posts here:
Janome Quilt Along! – Introduction including supply list
We’re now ready to quilt our Star Blocks. We are going to quilt them the same for all methods: Ruler Work, Free Motion, and Walking Foot/Even Feed/AcuFeed/ AcuFeed Flex quilting. The first step will be to stitch-in-the-ditch and in the second step, we are going to quilt a pattern to enhance the star block.
Let’s take a look at the accessories that were used to create this design. For the Free Motion quiliting, I choose to use the Janome Open Toe Darning Foot/ Free Motion Foot because I can easily see where I am stitching. Likewise, I use my Janome AcuFeed Flex Open Toe Foot for my Janome AcuFeed Flex Dual/Twin foot holder when doing the “Walking Foot” quilting.
For the Ruler Work, the Janome Sew Comfortable Ditch Ruler (pictured centre below) worked perfectly for both stitch-in-the-ditch and for quilting the design. Of course, I remembered to use my Janome Ruler Work Foot (QR) which comes with my machine, but Janome has a 1/4″ Ruler Work Foot for almost every Janome sewing machine out there! Contact a Janome Dealer for details.
Have fun quilting these blocks and we’ll see you back next time where we will attach the blocks using a quilt-as-you-go method.