How are you all today? Well I hope you’ve had as good a day as I have. I spent part of the day longarm quilting a charity quilt pieced by Jenny. Here’s how it looks now …..
I chose a quilting design called Cloud Nine and a turquoise thread to stitch it out. The next step is to find some fabric for the binding and machine it on. I think I have a piece of batik fabric that might do the trick.
After I finished working on Jenny’s quilt I went on to do some simple Freemotion Quilting. I had some backing fabric and wadding leftover on at the bottom of Jenny’s charity quilt so it gave me another opportunity to have a little play. I chose a piece of black fabric to use as the top. I don’t often work with black. I used the same thread that I used on the charity quilt. And this is what I stitched.
The first thing my Sarah said when she saw this piece of Freemotion Quilting is …. How did you do that? I don’t think she believed that I produced this freehand. Anybody can stitch this one out; even if they don’t have a longarm quilting system to use. You can get this effect using your domestic sewing machine. This is the perfect quilting design for someone that doesn’t feel comfortable quilting curvaceous designs.
Well it’s been another super interesting day in happy longarm quilter land. I’m so please to have been able to do something spontaneous such as a bit of Freemotion Quilting. A little bit of creativity does my soul a whole lot of good. Tomorrow I will be teaching the second run of my Festive Whimsy at Stitchin’ Heaven. So I’ll be gathering up all that I need to guide the ladies thru all the steps to get started on the Festive Whimsy. I’m still riding in the slow lane and thoroughly enjoying the scenery.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some fine hand appliqué. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥