I started with some stitch-in-the-ditch straight lines with the walking foot. This is how I usually start quilting a project in order to stabilize the whole thing. Once the straight lines were put in on both sides of the horizontal and vertical sashings, the walking foot was removed and the free motion foot was put on.
|quilting the teal Knot block|
Then it was time for some serious quilting. I created a design with only one stop/start to go around the inside of each of the parts of the block.
|the purple Knot block|
There are 12 Knot blocks in this quilt and since part of the fun (for me) is quilting with different coloured threads, I am using a different thread colour in each block ... teal thread for the teal block, orange thread for the orange Knot, etc.
The month is not quite half over, and the quilting is not quite half finished. When the blocks are quilted, I will design a quilting pattern for the sashing/border areas.