Some Walking Foot Practice

I have been having much fun with my walking foot lately! The little quilt I am sharing today started off as simply that - practice with the walking foot and my WALK book by Jacquie Gering.

I started with a half yard of some Kona Tangerine (it looks a little more red than orange in my photos) which I cut in half - one half for the top and one half for the back. I used one layer of cotton/poly batting and Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in 50 wt.

The design I went with is called Crosshatch Mash Up. I used 1" painter's tape to keep my lines consistent and I'm really pleased with the results. I can certainly see this kind of quilting in the background of a future quilt.

Once the quilting was all done, I decided to play some more and add some 1/2" bias trips sewn on randomly. To make the bias tape, I cut up a Carolyn Friedlander print in orange and used my 1/2" bias tape maker.

I didn't plan the placement of the strips at all - I simply stitched them on one at a time and decided on placement as I went.

The binding is a chevron print in orange as well.

I don't have a purpose for this mini quilt yet, but now that I have three minis in shades of orange, I might hang them together on my dining room wall.

The details:
  • Pattern: None
  • Size: 17" x 20" 
  • Fabrics: Kona Tangerine and a Carolyn Friedlander print from my stash
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 (dove) in 50 wt


  1. The grid looks so even and nicely quilted, and I think the bias tape strips look like an aerial view of big interstate highways. :)

  2. The quilting looks perfect and no puckers or pleats :-) It's a great idea to get on ad practice new techniques without worrying about what the piece might become. 'Just do it'!

  3. Well done. I love that you didn't have a plan for the placement. It worked!!


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