Quilting the Prism with Angela Walters - plus fabric GIVEAWAY!
I'm pretty happy to have Angela Walters here today to share with us her ideas on how to quilt the Prism! Just in case you live under a rock and don't know who she is, Angela is a prominent modern longarm quilter. She has two books out, blogs at Quilting is My Therapy, and teaches some awesome classes on Craftsy. So on to her expert advice :)
Thanks so much for letting be a part of this QAL! One thing that I love just as much as machine quilting, is talking about quilting!With such a gorgeous quilt pattern, the quilting possibilities are unlimited. It was hard to narrow down the options to just two! When machine quilting, I love to combine straight lines with free-motion quilting designs so for this quilt, I would definitely do that!The first option uses diagonal lines within the diamond blocks. I feel like it makes the block look more 3D, more like an actual prism. If I were going to quilt it this way, I would quilt something different in the white sashing. Perhaps so dense back and forth lines or circles. Quilting the sashing densely will help “smash” it down and make the prisms “pop” just a bit!A second option switches it up just a bit. Instead of quilting the diagonal line inside of the block, you can quilt them in the sashing. (Using the edges of the block as guide will help you keep the lines on track.) Inside the block is a great place for you to try out your favorite free-motion quilting design. In the diagram, I drew a not-so-good-looking meander, but you could use any design.No matter how you quilt your Prism quilt, the most important thing is that you do what you think looks good! Happy quilting!