Border Designs with Straight Edge Rulers | Quilted Joy Clubhouse October 2019

Border Designs with Straight Edge Rulers | Quilted Joy Clubhouse October 2019

Hi! Thank you so much for joining me! This
is our October 2019 Clubhouse meeting and I’m so glad that you chose to spend some time
with me today. I have some great things to show you and we have a wonderful lookie-loo
tour where we’re going to be nosey and snoop through someone’s studio as well as how to
think about quilt tops when you break down the designs and look at ways to quilt a particular
quilt top that I’ve chosen to share with you for this month’s Clubhouse meeting. I wanted
to be sure that you have signed up for our newsletter. We always remind you when we have
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downloads are always in that newsletter. So I encourage you to sign up it’s one way to
kind of connect with us and know kind of what’s happening here at Quilted Joy. So please do
sign up for our newsletter. Our program for this month is all about using a straight edge
ruler. So straight edge designs in a border. If you are a sit down quilter, if you have
a domestic sewing machine that you’re using to quilt your quilts, you can do this with
a ruler on your sit down machine if you have a ruler foot for that machine. But you could
also use a walking foot there’s gonna be some kind of more movement of the fabric under
your needle. But if you have a longarm machine of course you will be using a ruler base on
your machine and a straight edge ruler to accomplish some of the designs. I do have
a download that goes with this program for our Clubhouse meeting. And it’s a free download
for the next month. So please do pop that into your cart over on our website and check
out normally and it will be zero dollars for the next month so that you can print this
out and play at home. So I have it here on my computer and we’re going to draw some items
out first so that you can see kind of where we’re headed. And you can draw this out and
play along with me. So if you look I have the borders laid out and then I have little
tick marks, little registration lines that will show you kind of where we’re headed.
And so I’m gonna just do a simple one first. I’m gonna start in this lower left hand corner.
And I’m just gonna go from the start point from the corner up to this tick mark and then
back down. And then up to this tick mark. And back down. And up to this tick mark and
down. And so I’m hoping that you see that it’s just a really simple back and forth,
back and forth, back and forth. And that would give me an interesting chevron. But if I come
back the same way. So I cross. So I start at this upper right side. Now you can come
back and start at the left and hand, it’s just I’m gonna go this direction. So start
at the upper right. Come down. Go up to this one. Come down. So now do you see how by going
over it a second time I’ve got a nice diamond design that’s just the same thing you were
doing so it looks kind of complicated but it’s just that same thing. Now I want you
to see what happens if I skip, not one but two. I skip one and I go over to this side.
Now my little chevrons are going to be much bigger right. Because I skipped. I didn’t
go up to the one we did before, I skipped it. So now I’m going to come back the other
way because I want you to see what happens as you choose which of these little registration
tick marks to cross over to and how that changes the design. Alright, let’s do that again but
let’s skip two of them. So I’m gonna skip that, I’m gonna skip that one, and I’m headed
towards that third one. Alright. Skip that one, skip that one, and headed over to the
third one. Skip, skip, and tick. And then I’d head back down. So let’s do it the same
way here. I’m gonna start here, skip, skip, go to that tick mark. Skip, skip, go to that
tick mark. Skip, skip, go to that tick mark. So by skipping two I’ve got elongated diamonds
as opposed to kind of more squared off diamonds. And you could keep going. I mean you could
make this much skinnier, much thinner. And it also depends on how big your border design
is. So let’s take this to the machine. I want to show you this kind of more simple and then
we’re gonna kick it up a notch here. So, I’m over here on my APQS Freddie and I have given
myself some stripes here, some strips for us to play in. And they’re going to simulate
different size borders and I’ve given myself little registration marks, little tick marks
along the way. And I’m just gonna be using a straight edge ruler. There’s a number of
rulers that I love and we’ll talk about those a little bit later in our Clubhouse meeting.
Do know that I have all the rulers this month – not this month, it’s only until Sunday.
Sorry! Only until Sunday I’ve got all our rulers at 15% off. So if you’re looking for
a straight edge ruler I’m gonna tell you which ones that I like then you can pop over to
Quilted Joy and pick one out to follow you home! So let’s take a look, I’ve got my needle
my needle down here in the seam line. And I’m gonna go just across over to that next
tick mark on the other side. And then back down to the seam. And back up to the next
one. And so I need to position that ruler a quarter of an inch away from my registration
line because I’m compensating for that hopping foot being a quarter of an inch away from
my needle. I’m just gonna go up here. Cause I want to come back. I want to show you to
come back and what that looks like to make those diamonds because I’ve got chevrons but
now I’m gonna make a diamond look. And back up. Alright, so I’m just gonna break my threads
and then I’m gonna move the camera down this strip so that you can see what we just did.
So, there’s my kind of squared off diamonds. That’d be really pretty in a border. Now let’s
do it in a skinnier strip that I’ve got here. And let’s see how it changes. I’m just gonna
bring my bobbin thread up to the top. And, I’m still just going from one edge to the
other but because this is a skinnier border it will look different. Even though the registration
line – the registration marks are the same distance apart. Alright, let’s just do a couple
more. Alright, so I’m gonna break my threads because I want you to see how that chevron
looks. Even though it’s not. It’s the same thing, yeah? It just looks very different
because it’s a skinnier border. Alright. So I’m gonna come back this way because I wanna
go across it so you see what happens now with the diamonds. And notice that I am holding
my ruler steady. And I am waiting until that needle goes into that down position before
I move my ruler. And that’s some good ruler safety. Ok so I’m gonna break my threads so
that you can see that. And we’re gonna take a look at everything. And so that is what
it looks like in a skinnier border. OK so we’re gonna go back to the computer cause
I want to show you what happens if we make just two extra lines how this completely changes.
First I’m going to draw a registration line that is just in from center. Both on the top
up here and just up from the bottom here. So I just chalk those out with my favorite
marking device. And we’re gonna take the same path where we just kind of cross the street
only this time when we cross the street, we won’t go all the way. I’m just going to that
line, that registration line. And I’m gonna sew to here. Gonna sew up to that registration
line. Come back. And so it’s the same path we did before. I’m just not going all the
way across my border. I’m stopping just shy of the opposite side of the border. And now
I’m going to come back the other way and do the same thing. So I’m going to start in the
corner. Stop just shy and then go back up to my seam. Come back, stop just shy and go
back up to my seam. And so do you see how it starts to make this momma diamond and baby
diamond pattern? But it’s that same path you were just doing only now you’re going to look
all fancy! Alright, so let’s do that on the machine. So what I’ve done is I’ve got that
same strip and I have a chalked line here just up from the bottom and a chalked line
here just down from the top. And I’m just gonna bring my bobbin thread up to the top
and take a few little tacking stitches. Ok so here we go. I’m gonna go just shy, I’m
gonna stop just shy. And then I’m gonna head back. And then I’m gonna stop just shy. And
then I’m gonna head back. I’m gonna stop just shy. And then I’m gonna head back. Ok, and
then I’m gonna go up and I’m gonna head back the other way so that you can see. So I’m
gonna stop just shy and then I’m gonna head back up. Are you starting to see the pattern?
We’re just working our way back and forth. Getting those mommas and the babies. So we
have the momma diamond and the baby diamond. Alright, I’m gonna break my thread so that
you can better see what we were just doing. So there’s that momma diamond and baby diamond
that would march across your border. Really effective. I want to take the time to thank
our sponsor APQS. They make amazing longarm quilting machines. They are handcrafted in
Iowa and loved the world over. If you are looking for a longarm machine there is a dealer
or an APQS store close to you. You can also find APQS at the major quilt shows across
the globe. So thank you APQS we really appreciate your support. Today I want to have you take
a look at Julie McClannan’s quilt studio. You’re going to love this studio. Now we did
record this earlier, because we wanted to make sure that the audio and the video and
all were good for you. Because you are going to be fascinated by all the little trinkets
and little special things that her husband has supported her quilting experience and
quilting business there in her studio. So let’s take a look at Julie’s studio. I’m joined
today by Julie McClannan and she has a wonderful studio that I can’t wait for you to see with
lots of room and lots of creative space so let’s welcome Julie in. Hi Julie! Hi! Where
are you located Julie? I am in a suburb of Omaha Nebraska. Awesome! Well thank you so
much for spending some time with me today. Thank you so much for agreeing to let us look
around your space so that we can be a little bit nosey. So for my own information, how
long have you been quilting? I’ve been quilting about 25 years. Awesome! And all of that time
have you had a longarm machine or just a portion of that time? I got my first longarm machine
about 14 years ago. And then moved up to a real longarm machine about 10 years ago. Do
you quilt for others? I do. Wonderful. Alright, and so you have a website if people want to
check you out. You’re at right? That’s me! Awesome, awesome! Alright,
well I want to get a sense of your space. Can you hit the camera button and let’s get
a look around? Sure. Oh my goodness! There’s a treadmill in the middle – I didn’t expect
that to be the first thing I saw! You have a treadmill in the middle of your studio!
And a ping pong table tell me more! It does look like a recreation room and it is kind
of where I create so. I use the ping pong table a lot to lay out quilts that customers
bring me when they bring them and then to show them the quilt when it’s finished. Or
to measure things. I use that ping pong table for everything but playing ping pong. I was
gonna say Julie, when’s the last time you played ping pong? Years! Has it been awhile,
ok. I actually use a ping pong table for a cutting table in my studio so I feel ya Julie.
I understand. So you have a lot of wonderful area there to hang quilts and display quilts
it’s beautiful! Thank you, thank you. So pan around because we want to see more. Lovely.
Yeah, keep going. There’s a TV up there so you can watch television so. For while I’m
on my treadmill. Oh while you’re on the treadmill, right. Oh you’ve got a little sitting area!
I love it when you have space. So you’re in a basement is that right? I am yes, it’s a
walkout basement. A walkout basement, and was this used for something else before you
kind of took it over? No we had the house built five years ago we downsized. But the
understanding was we could downsize everything but the quilt studio.There you go, that’s
a good rule. And then you’ve got the longarm there. So behind it you’ve got an area where
you can display quilts and you’ve got your, is that a 10 foot or a 12 foot table. It’s
a 12 foot. A 12 foot table. And you’ve got a – is that a quilt of your own you have loaded
or one your working on for someone else? It’s a customer’s quilt. But it’s one of my favorite
customers. She is meticulous about points and pressing and it’s just a delight to work
on her quilts. Oh, that’s very nice, very nice. Alright and so you’ve got APQS Millie
is that correct and it’s automated? Right. Fantastic. Alright, keep going, keep on taking
us around the room there. Oh look at your thread! Oh my goodness you have a whole wall
of thread! That’s beautiful! My husband made that thread holder for me. And I just love
it because I can see everything all the time. Oh it looks like a little rainbow of happiness
on the wall! Are those just pieces of like 1 by that he’s made into shelving units? Um,
yeah! They are and I wanted white as the background so he just did a beautiful job! Oh, he get’s
a gold star. It’s so wonderful when our hubbies support our quilting habit there, isn’t it?
It is, yes! Let’s see what else you’ve got there. You’ve got a lot of rulers. Tell me
what’s going on with that wooden – did he make that too? He made this too! Wow! And
he put pegboard on one side so that I could put little baskets there and fill them up
with rulers and gadgets and I just love it. Yeah, that’s perfect because those rulers
invariably you need to shuffle through them to find what you’re looking for. Exactly.
What’s on the other side of that wooden rack that you have? On the other side is more pegboard.
Perfect. And so just more tools and marking pens and tape and that sort of thing. And
those those are just little wire baskets that hang on that pegboard? From good old Walmart.
What a great idea. That’s fantastic! Ok, so keep on going around because I want to see
and then we’re back to where we started and you’ve got just some wide back muslin and
magazines. Yes, most of those are patterns for quilts I’ve made so that maybe I can find
them again. And I see you’ve got batting back there that is stored behind. I do. Yeah. I
try to hide this with a quilt because it’s not the most attractive area. Wait, Julie
what is that? That, my husband made this for me too! I was complaining one day about how
hard it is to roll out batting and cut it. So he made this for me and he actually put
a cutter on it. So I can just. Show me how it works. And everybody’s going to ask if
your hubby has a brother. He doesn’t, unfortunately. We set up a cutting mat for the bottom and
he just put, I don’t know what this piece of metal is. An L shaped piece of metal so
I can use my rotary cutter and just cut right along. That is wonderful! So you’ve got two
kinds of batting there that’s hanging on the wall. And you can just pull out and hang a
new batting roll as needed. Right, I just love it. That’s fantastic! And lots and lots
of space there to pull stuff out. And cut and measure. Just a gorgeous space, I love
it! What a lucky girl you are. Did you start out with this kind of room when you first
got started with stand up quilting? No we had a large room in the basement of our old
house and it was a play room for our 10 grandchildren. But once they got old enough that they didn’t
want to play in the basement anymore that’s about the time that I started longarm quilting
so I took over the space. Alright. Well can you turn the camera around so we can see your
smiling face. Sure. Awesome. Do you have three things that you want to share with us? Three
of your current favorite things that you would share with your bestie? It doesn’t have to
be quilting related. Well, one thing that is on my mind right now is I just finished
a book that I just loved. It was called, um, oh now I can’t remember the name of it. Isn’t
that ridiculous. Anyway, I love to read and so I always have a favorite book. My treadmill
is really one of my favorite things because when I’m working on a quilt that has no issues
at all and I can kind of trust the machine with it I can hop on the treadmill and get
a little exercise. Oh, so you’re saying when your computer is stitching out the pattern
on your machine, on the longarm machine, you can go get a couple steps in on the treadmill.
Yeah. And then hand lotion is my third thing. You know, my hands are always dry so I have
a favorite hand lotion. And what’s your favorite hand lotion? Well, it’s called, I’ll just
come over here and look at the name of it. That works. It is called Vitamin E lotion.
Ok. And the book is called Where the Crawdads Sing. I just remembered it. Oh! Yeah, you
know I have that audiobook in my phone and I just haven’t had a chance to listen to it.
I had somebody recommend that book to me as well. So you enjoyed it. It’s a wonderful
book. Good, well I’m glad you remembered the name of it! Thank you so much and so where
can people connect with you online aside from your website? Aside from my website, they
can also find me on Facebook at Quilting by Julie. Perfect! Well Julie thank you so much
for spending time with us today. I really enjoyed your space and your hubby, just give
him some major props from me because he has done such a wonderful job supporting you and
supporting what you love and that shows me how much he loves you. So you’ve got a good
thing going there girl. Congratulations. Well, it’s been going for 50 years so I think it’s
going to work out! Oh well, that’s good! Alright Julie, I’ll see you around. Thank you so much
for joining us! You bet, bye-bye. Bye! Thank you Julie! I really appreciate the time that
you spent with us. It was lovely getting to know you as well as taking a look around your
studio. So my favorite things, let’s talk about my favorite things this month. Well,
we were looking at all of the different rulers to use to show you how to do some straight
line designs. And I thought well my favorite things are some straight edge rulers. We have
a ruler sale going on right now through Sunday. 15% off. So if you’re looking for a ruler,
we’ve got one for ya! And I just want to show you some of my favorite straight edge rulers.
So, the ruler that I was using with you earlier, this one is Jessica’s ruler. And I like it
because it has the same markings that a school ruler would have. So it kind of works with
my brain a little bit better. And of course all the rulers that I like are all etched
on the back. So they’re not printed, they’re etched. If they’re printed that printings
going to rub off with time. So being able to drag your finger on the back and having
it catch on each of those etched lines that tells you it’s a nice quality ruler. So this
one fits my hands and just kind of makes sense to my brain. Another one that I really like
is this one. This one is by Bethanne Nemesh and it’s called Garden Lines. And this one
is especially nice, especially for new quilters, new to ruler work. And of course all of these
can be used on a domestic machine if you have a high shaft ruler foot for your high shaft
machine. These would not be applicable to a low shaft sit down domestic sewing machine.
But certainly a high shaft would. So, these molars, these little flanges here on the end.
That allows me to line that up with the seam line and it gives a space for my ruler foot
to tuck in to that negative space so my needle will land right in the exact seam of my fabric.
So she also has all of these great lines – 45, 60, 30 degree lines all there on the ruler.
Another one that I really like that has those same little molars. This one is by DeLoa,
it’s called the Rook. It has a space here I can line up those arrows with my seam. And
that again will position that hopping foot just inside the ruler so I can hit with the
needle the seam line. Or I can pull this back and pull the ruler to the half – sorry, the
quarter inch line. And now my needle will fall a quarter inch away from that seam. Or
I can go to the half, so now my needle will fall a half inch away. So it has molars, they’re
just bigger molars so you have other choices. And then the other one that I wanted to show
you, this one is Quilter’s Groove. And this one is a ProLine ruler and it’s a mini. It’s
a smaller one. But I like that it has these diagonals and it’s got really clear indicators
so I’ve got the solid lines and the dashed lines so this one also makes really good sense
to my brain. And it fits my hand really nicely. So those are my current favorite straight
edge rulers. Like I said, it changes a lot so each month I have different rulers that
I kind of play with and gravitate towards. But those are the current ones. And they’re
on sale, they’re all 15% off through Sunday. So grab yourself a ruler and you’ll enjoy
playing with it. In the Quilted Joy Clubhouse I do a call out for people to submit a photo
of their unquilted quilt tops and then I kind of take them and play with them and draw on
them and figure out how I would quilt it if it were my quilt top. So if you’re interested
in having me take a look at your quilt top and how I would quilt it, you can submit it
when I do that call out and then if I pick yours you’ll see it here in our Clubhouse
meeting on how I would quilt it. So, this month, Athina! I chose yours! So we’re going
to take a look at your quilt. First we just have to admire how pretty it is. Cause, it’s
just really gorgeous. This one really spoke to me right away and it has so much wonderful
space to play. So let’s take a look at how I would quilt it. The first thing I started
to think about were these spaces here in the corners. They really started talking to me.
So what I thought about was, I could make a little hash mark on the mid line here of
these side blocks. And I could just connect those. So I could go to that hash mark and
then the mid line of this one. Here, and here. So let’s do that on all four corners. Cause
that’s the first thing that kind of called out to me, were these four corners. And it
makes it a bit of a kite shape that I think really plays off of that piecing. So then,
anything that I do on the outside of a quilt I like to repeat on the inside and vice versa.
So these shapes are kind of the same shape. So I thought well I could do that same idea
down here. So, I can put that same kite shape in there. And then I started thinking, that’s
nice now what if I connect it. So at this point I’m not thinking about how to make a
continuous path. I’m just trying to get to know the area and see what I want to put in
it. And then I start to think about how I would connect it. So at this point I started
thinking about how would I approach each of these corners. And I thought well, if I can
travel around my block and kind of frame it out. When I get to those corners here I can
drop in and I can do those kite shapes. So that would get me around to touch inside each
of those kite shapes. And I liked how this kind of gave me these little triangle shapes.
So that’s when I started thinking, well if I actually danced around and went outside
the space as well I could really get an interesting star to go around the outside of this space
as well. So I started drawing those lines. And that was really interesting to me and
how it broke all that space up. So, let’s take a look, I just want to show you. Let’s
go back to I think I was showing you. That’s where we are right now. And so the next one
I want to show you, I started playing with feathers. So if you are a feather person,
I started to think about where all of those feathers would lie. And I did by the way,
put a second, see where I put a second, an echoed kite in each of those shapes? And framed
out those diamonds. Those frames, those on point squares as well. Alright, so I started
thinking about feathers. Let’s take a look at where we can pop some feathers in. So,
those framed out blocks were a natural place to put a feather spray. So I’m just going
to zoom in here a bit to make sure that you can see a little bit better to where I put
those feathers. So that’s where I did those feathers. So again, I’m starting to think
too about how am I going to connect all this? How am I going to travel. And so, of course
when I do this outside diamond kite shape I can do the inside at the same time. And
by landing here, let me just change my color of thread. Whenever I land here that’s a place
that I could drop into the center if need be. So I’m thinking about that as well. And
then, when I travel up to here that’s a place where then I can drop down and start to deal
with this framed out on point square. So that I could put feathers in those squares. Alright,
so I’m going to zoom back out. So there we are. Now, let’s go to the next one. So for
this one, I did the feathers there in the center of her quilt. And I just want to show
you how I chose to do those center feathers. Cause I used a mid line and I grew the feathers
on each side of the equator. And that way it kind of took the north, south, east, west
out of the quilt so there wasn’t a definitive top, bottom, or side. So by making this, it
could be a wreath, I just liked it, kind of using a mid line through this and then going
on both sides of that equator. Alright, so let’s take a look at the next one. So, these
spaces in these outside corners I dropped in the same little feather spray. And I’m
gonna zoom in so that you can see that. So I’m gonna zoom in. So I dropped in these little
feather sprays. Now I still haven’t figured out how I’m gonna connect it. Likely, I’m
gonna want to frame this out in the same manner that I’ve framed out the center portions.
So likely, when I get here I’m likely going to want to come over to that corner. And I’m
gonna want to go in to this corner. And then I’m gonna want to travel around. And this
is how I would do it. I would go up and back down that same line. So there’s two lines
of stitching there. Over. Out and back in. So two lines of stitching there. Over. Out
and back. Two lines of stitching there. And when I come here that’s when I can drop in
and do this feather spray. And then head back out. Now there’s two lines of stitching here.
And then I can go around. Look here, I could drop in here if I needed to. Notice where
we are on her quilt. If I needed to I could drop in there, but I’m not going to need to
at this point. I’m just going to keep on trucking around. So to frame out all of those squares.
So let’s take a look at the next one. Ok. So, I’ve put feather sprays in each of these
little compass points so again I’m kind of – I hope that you’re seeing where I’m kind
of finding places to put stuff and also now starting to think about how I would reach
their entry points. As I come up to this area, this is my chance to pop in and do this feather
spray. And then when I come down and go over here this is my chance to pop in and do that
same framing out that we were just talking about. Ok, so I’m gonna zoom out so you can
see where we are. Cause I want to be sure that you can see our progress here. So I’ve
got feathers in my compass points. I have feathers in these on point areas. And I have
feathers again in the compass points of the center. And my dead center. Alright, let’s
take a look at the next one. So these little polka dot areas are going to be really hard
to see. That fabric is just talking really loud. So something simple in there. I wouldn’t
go feathers because I think you’re going to lose it. So that where I started to think,
Ok well when I come over in, and around, and up. Here’s my chance to drop in and I can
do just a loopy flower is what I call this. It probably has an official name, maybe like
pumpkin seeds or cathedral windows, and drop in and do that. Come back. Down. Out. Again,
this is my chance to do this portion of her block. And come back and keep on. And when
I hit here is where I do my feathers. And then out and finish that up. That’s that path
for that one. Alright, so I kind of made a mess there, but you saw where we were going.
Let me zoom out ok. So that’s where we’re at. Let’s take a look at the next one to see
where I went next. Ok, so on this one I’ve got them all. I’ve got them in each little
corner and I went ahead and did that double diamond. I repeated that double diamond in
each of those four corners. Just like the double diamond kite here in the center. And
we’re getting close Athina. And now, what I did is there were those massive grey areas
that were in these spaces here. Let me go back so that you can see those massive grey
areas. So, do you see where they’re just. I’m going to zoom in a little bit so you can
see better. So they’re just really large spaces here. So I thought, well ok if I kind of,
if I divide these up. Let me get my straight line. If I divide these up I can put a diamond
in each of these spaces and make that a really interesting and keep on traveling across my
quilt. And of course to do that to travel I can make my outside diamond. I can do this
portion and now I can do this outside diamond. And I could do this portion. And then I can
come back. And I’m done! Notice in each of those places, I’m gonna go to red, is an opportunity
zone here to drop in and take care of and enter into any of those other neighboring
blocks to get anything done that I forgot to get done. Those are my little magic portals
to get into other sections of my quilt. Alright, so let’s go to see that. So there’s those
double diamonds all the way around Athina’s quilt. And now we’re gonna go to what I did
in those four corners. So those four corners I put a feather spray in those four corners.
So let’s zoom in so that we can see that. And by the way, I’m using a free program it’s
called Paintbrush and I’m just using a graphics tablet it’s made by Wacom and you can find
it just about anywhere. It just turns my mouse into a pencil shape and it makes it easier
to draw on photographs. So I put a feather spray in each of those four corners that kind
of launches off that diamond. Again, I’ve shown you all of these opportunity areas where
I can drop into the diamond, into all of these spaces. So when I hit the top of this diamond
there’s my opportunity zone to drop in a put a feather spray in that corner. Alright, so
let’s zoom out so you can see that. So there’s the quilt. And then I started thinking I really
like it. But what in the world am I going to put in these negative spaces all along
the outside of her quilt. And that’s when I started thinking, well you know these are
all very straight, geometric lines, these diamonds. What if I went in and I did just
a curve to that point and a curve up to that point. So let me zoom in so that you can see
that. So what if I did a curve there. And then, what if I did. First I’m gonna travel.
What if I did curved cross hatching? I’m gonna come up here. And just fill in the space.
Would be a great space for curved cross hatching. And I’m gonna come back the other way. And
I’m just gonna stop when I hit that first line that I made. That first curved line that
I made. So curved cross hatching in each of those spaces. Alright, so Athina let’s look
at that. There’s the curved cross hatching in each of those spaces. So isn’t that lovely
how it kind of plays off of those super straight lines and gives you some real nice framing
around her center medallion. Now, of course, I’m not sure what size this is. You could
kick this up a notch and if you needed to you could put in some kind of extra feathers
or some kind of micro filler all along in here if you needed to. If this was just too
much unquilted space. You could put pebbles, micro stipples, whatever filler you like.
Feathers and fill all of that space in if you needed to do so. Alright, Athina. So,
I started then thinking about this outside border. I’ve got all these great little squares
going here. I thought, you know I just want to frame out this quilt. So I just thought
if I do just a piano key. Just a double line in between each of those little blocks it
will just kind of melt and allow the center to do all the hard work. So just piano keys
all along the outside. So let’s take a look at the final Athina! There is your quilt!
That is how I would quilt it if it were my quilt. So I encourage you to take a look at
it, of course you can toss my ideas out the window and do whatever you want Athina. But
hopefully that helped you kind of see how I think about spaces, how I drop designs into
spaces, and then as I start to see it I start to think about traveling and I start to think
about where those portals are that I could enter spaces and cover them if I forgot to
get them you know on my first go around. I hope that that was helpful to you. Again,
I would encourage you to join us in the Clubhouse so that if you have a quilt that you would
like to submit and I may select your quilt to show here on the Clubhouse of how I would
quilt it if it were my quilt. So, I do have some show and tells of finished quilts that
were shown in the Clubhouse recently. So let’s take a look at some of those. So I have some
quilts to drool on. So this was a quilt of valor from Dianna. And we talked about panels
in the last month’s Clubhouse. And how panels can be a wonderful little sandbox a wonderful
little place to play. And I think she just did a wonderful job with this panel. And she
kind of framed it out with some piecing and some stars. And then did an all over design.
So great job Dianna, nice way to use a panel. Dawn, this is gorgeous! Dawn made this, it’s
using a Bonnie Hunter piecing design. And she pieced this for her grandbaby and she
laughed and said that her son told her that it was a good thing that she quilted her grandbaby’s
name on it because the grandbaby’s momma, her daughter in law, said it was so gorgeous
that he worried that her daughter in law would squirrel it away. So it’s for her grandbaby
and she has every right to be proud. I think that’s a beautiful, beautiful quilt Dawn.
I’d like you to adopt me. Diane, this one is lovely. I’m guessing that this is for Kylie
Beth. This is a beautiful little baby quilt. And just look at how much fun she had with
that elephant. And she’s got all the loopies coming out of the elephant’s little nose and
going around the little hearts. And then just did some really nice little line dancing,
Terry’s Twists all around these squares framing out that little elephant. Nice job Diane!
So I would encourage you to share any quilts that you have finished so that we can drool
over your quilts over in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse in our Facebook group. So next month, we on
November the 6th at 1 o clock we are going to talk about my favorite marking devices.
So, I encourage you to join us then and in the mean time you can find us on Facebook
as well as on Instagram. And I encourage you to follow us in both places because when I
travel and go to all these wonderful quilt shows I tend to put a lot of pictures on Instagram
of my favorite quilts. They may not have gotten a ribbon, but if I were a judge they would
have gotten a ribbon. They’re the ones that kind of speak to me and inspire me. So you’ll
find us on Instagram and of course over on Facebook. I encourage you to join us and I
encourage you to join the Clubhouse if you are not already a member there. It’s a free
Clubhouse, it’s just a social thing. And I do ask if this has been valuable to you if
you have enjoyed it, I would kindly ask that you review us on Google. And share it with
a friend. That is probably the best compliment you can give me is to share this with someone
that you know would enjoy watching. So please leave us a review over on Google. It helps
people find us, it helps us grow, and I appreciate the time. I read each one of them personally.
So thank you so much! So, we will see you next month on the first Wednesday of the month
at 1 o clock Eastern here in the Clubhouse. Thanks so much!

3 thoughts on “Border Designs with Straight Edge Rulers | Quilted Joy Clubhouse October 2019

  1. Awesome video Angela. Thank you very much. This is the 1st one of your Clubhouse videos I’ve watched. I will be back. Thank you for all the info you share. Much, much, much appreciated. Hannelore

  2. EXCELLENT! Loved how you demonstrated using computer paintbrush program and how to keep going from one section to another!

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