This post is about how I free-motion quilted my new Tokyo Subway Map quilt on my domestic sewing machine.
Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway! The randomly-selected winners are Terri in BC (who loves aqua), Anna Dorothy (who prefers purple), Michelle Balletti (who absolutely loves gray, but also digs chartreuse), Dee (who hasn't outgrown pink), and Kelsey (who loves green). Congratulations, ladies! I've sent you a copy of the pattern via e-mail.
I know that some of you have been waiting for the expanded version of my Tokyo Subway Map pattern and I'm happy to report that it will finally be available this Wednesday! The quilt shown above is made with the new pattern and measures 80" x 80". Each of the squares on the quilt top is 2" x 2" finished.
I'm participating in a great round robin/bee that requires me to start a quilt and then send it along to another quilter. It will get passed around the group during the next year and come back to me as a finished quilt.
My Stamp Collection block uses a piece of lightweight fusible interfacing to quickly piece 100 tiny squares into a 15” x 15” block. This method helps to keep seams straight and makes a block with reinforced seam allowances that “stay put” making them especially easy to handle and sew into a larger quilt.
Note: The Making the Block post includes a quick summary of what you need to make the block. This is a more in-depth explanation of each item. An introduction to the Stamp Collection block can be found here.
Each block is made with 100 squares a scant 2” x 2” each. I used 50 squares each in 2 color groups (yellow/green and gray). Within each color group, I used 2 squares each of 25 different fabrics. This means that there are 2 of each print in each block, which could make a fun matching game/I Spy quilt for a child.
The following instructions make a couple of references to which hands I used for different parts of the process. I’m right handed. If you’re left-handed, you’ll probably find it easier to do the opposite of what I recommend.