'Patriotic' Table Topper (pic)
With 4th of July approaching, I made this using Sandi Blackwell's "Square Agonals" technique. It is made with all squares, then cut & resewn.... no "set-in" triangles. It is going to a friend in S. Carolina.
A question: See the little stars in the small red border? I used a decorative stitch from my sewing machine to make that "quilting" (otherwise it is FM'd & SITD). The line of stars was ~supposed~ to be a STRAIGHT line, but every once in a while, it would zig off a bit. I don't think it detracts from this quilt much (I am ok with it), but I have NEVER been able to use my decorative machine stitches for quilting. For a big quilt I can understand because there is "drag" & it takes a lot to move the quilt around under the presser foot, but this was small (19"x31") so it should have been doable.
Any tips on using your "decorative machine stitches" for quilting?
I'll have to add 2 more posts for the close up & view of the back as I can't put 3 pictures in 1 post.