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Triangle Convergence Quilt Quilted

on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog, Longarm Quilting Gallery, quilting | 0 comments

FrankenbattingSo last week I showed you how I made my Triangle Convergence Quilt. I want to show you how I quickly quilted the project.



I used all batting scraps for this project, which meant I needed to spend a tiny bit of time building a rectangle from my pieces. Frankenbatting as it is affectionately known. I did end up having enough of one type of batting, so although you see that white batting in the sea of ivory/bone colors, I ended up not using it.

First, to prep my quilt top, I drew 4 LARGE 60 degree diamonds randomly on the quilt with my Frixtion non-permanent pen. I then loaded my quilt onto my mid-arm quilt machine to give “ruler work” a try. That was much harder than I had anticipated, but I did start to get the hang of it right towards the very last diamond. If I was quilting this quilt, 51″ x 62″ again, I would probably have had better luck on my home/domestic sewing machine + walking foot.

Free Motion Quilting Triangle Convergence


Anywho – ruler work. I traced out the diamonds and then did an echo line around each diamond. My plan was to make those wavy lines to fill in the majority of the negative space and then practice some neat-o filler within the diamond.

Free Motion Quilting Triangle Convergence Roses


I tried out these roses for the first time. I definitely have these planned for the next quilt I make. They were WAY easier than I estimated. Jump in, give them a try!

 Free Motion Quilting Triangle Convergence McTavishing


I gave McTavishing a little try in one of the diamonds.

 Free Motion Quilting Triangle Convergence Filler


It was coming along nicely. And having to only fill in 4 big shapes made it really really fast.

 Free Motion Quilting Triangle Convergence Angela Walters


I added a little mixed filler ala Angela Walters, of course.

 Free Motion Quilting Triangle Convergence Filler

And that was that. The quilt is pretty much ready to come off the frame. I did end up working from top to bottom, the way you do on a quilt frame. For that reason, if you are familiar with longarm/mid-arm, there was LOTS of “rolling the quilt” up on the bars and down on the bars in order to make those large diamond shapes. I would block in my curvy background lines, then part of the diamond, then the background lines. Then when I got to the end of the diamond outline, I’d roll the quilt back up and work on the filler at that time. LOTS of rolling. Of course my machine has about 9″ of quilting space, so that does affect the amount of rolling, too.

 Free Motion Quilting Triangle Convergence Filler


The quilt is bound in the same navy blue cotton fabric as the border. Gees. I guess I didn’t get a picture of it bound. Trust me, it’s bound and finished.


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