Continuous line quilting (also called edge to edge) simply means that I will start quilting at one side of the quilt and not stop until I reach the bottom! Because I am a free-style hand guided machine quilter I am not limited by whatever pantograph I have available.
Continuous Line quilting does not take into account the pieced blocks at all. The quilting lines will run over top of everything. Within this style are different levels as simple as a loose meander or more complicated like a wandering feather shown above.
This style of quilting means that more care is taken with individual blocks. They may be "stitched in the ditch", borders outlined, echo quilting done around applique etc. This type of quilting is more time consuming than continuous line quilting and uses much more thread therefore it is also more expensive.
Heirloom quilting involves detailed work in