I’ve got lots of works in progress this week. This is the first quilt I ever pieced. I took a 6 week intro to quilting class and while I was learning stuff each week in class, at night I made two king size quilts on my own. The teacher thought I was ‘woman obsessed’ and she was right. This poor baby has sat all alone in my closet waiting for the last two borders to be sewn on and then quilted. Now that I have my longarm I decided it was definitely time to tackle this 110″x110″ monster. It is on my 4th quarter FAL list so now that it is finally quilted … hopefully I will get it bound by the end of the year.
This is another FAL quilt. The FMQ work is done and I am working on hand sewing the binding on (my least favourite task). It is a Christmas present so I don’t want to show the whole thing and spoil the surprise.
On Friday I took a 3 hour class at my longarm dealer. It was just a freehand basics course that they offer to new longarm owners or people who want to rent their equipment. I tried a freehand edge to edge design. I’m managed to keep the design relatively the same size throughout the quilt but if I were to do it again I would probably make it 50% larger so that you could see more of the loft in the quilt. Every quilt has been a wonderful learning experience to help me move successfully from my FMQ on my domestic machine to the longarm.
Linking up to
|2013 WIP||Size||Current status|
|Pink & blue batik||King||binding|
|Asian Shadow Box||King||waiting for borders|
|2012 BOM ‘Blues’||King||quilt top|
|2012 BOM ‘Opera||King||quilt top|
|Kimono||Wall hanging||quilt top|
|Waterlily||Wall hanging||quilt top|
|One block wonder||Queen||piecing|
|Leftovers II||Lap||quilt top|
|Tropical Punch||Lap||quilt top|
|Charm Square Crib||Baby (x3)||quilt top(1), binding(2)|
|2011 BOM ‘Spring||King|
|High River Quilts||Lap (x5)|
|Sue’s Summer Breeze||Queen/King|
|Star Surround QAL||Lap/Twin|