For "First Project" prompt in the 31 Day Blog Challenge, I want to share my first longarm project. I bought a longarm quilting machine just two short years after I made my first quilt. So many ideas were swirling in my brain while I sewed the quilt blocks that I knew I wanted control of the entire p...
Category: Longarm Quilting
Free Motion Monday – From sketchbook to finished quilt
Last week I shared the plan for several border designs. I finished the quilt and I'd like to explain the designs in more detail.
The quilt is for a school raffle and each child made a hand and footprint angel. Simple echoes around each angel let their artwork shine.
Free Motion Monday -Flame Variations
Let's take a look at the quilting designs I used on my quilt "Blue River."
This is the first quilt in the book I co-authored, titled "Monochromatic Quilts: Amazing Variety." As the name implies, I was inspired by water, so the rail fence blocks have parallel wavy lines to represent the movem...
Free Motion Monday – Filler Designs for a Jewel Box Quilt
I have a customer quilt loaded on my longarm. It is a Jewel Box pattern done in beautiful batiks.
I chose a design for each space in the quilt...the central squares, the colorful chain and the background area. The chains are filled with the coffee bean design while I stitched a single curved fe...
Free Motion Monday – Beads
(Late post...in Arizona, USA it is still Monday evening!)
I am working on a new quilt pattern that I am called "Beaded Curtain." I doodled some designs and settled on this:
It stitched up quickly and adds wonderful texture to the quilt. I used a light pink which stands out on darker colors and b...