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Longarm Quilting on a Thursday

on Jan 29, 2015 in Blog, Hexagons Made Easy, Longarm Quilting Gallery, quilt, quilting | 1 comment

Hexagon Wall Hanging | Hexagons Made Easy | Free Motion Quilting |ReannaLily Designs

Longarming on a Thursday – making hexagons, swirls and wavy lines.  Now that, is what I call a really good Thursday!

Hexagon Wall Hanging | Hexagons Made Easy | Free Motion Quilting |ReannaLily Designs

I was all set to use this bold grey thread on my 40″ square quilt top….  but you guessed it.  I chickened out.  I just didn’t trust myself to use a thread that you could really-REALLY see on the background.

Hexagon Wall Hanging | Hexagons Made Easy | Free Motion Quilting |ReannaLily Designs

I traced out 4 large hexagons in random spots on the quilt top.  I used the fancy quilting ruler to outline the shape, then echo it a few more times to make the quilted hexagon grow.  Next up, I filled the hexagons with pointy swirls.  Last, I filled in the remaining space with wavy lines.

I’m tellin’ you, it was really quick.  In fact, the ruler work took the longest.  Having not done much ruler work, I think it will get faster with practice.  This was my “almost” free motion quilting.  Is it really all that free if you mark of 4 hexagons?  Dunno.

Hexagon Wall Hanging | Hexagons Made Easy | Free Motion Quilting |ReannaLily Designs

This picture just cracks me right up.  Its like a quilt-y ghost is showing you the back of the quilt.  C R E E P Y !   but really – I was trying to get a picture to show you that I totally forgot to change my bobbin thread color.  The whole back is still in that bold grey.  I would make sense, if the top was stitched grey, but it isn’t.  Le’sigh.

Hexagon Wall Hanging | Hexagons Made Easy | Free Motion Quilting |ReannaLily Designs

Of course, it was a stripe binding kinda day.  I just bought this stripe on a road-trip to the Hill Country Quilt Shops in Bandera, Kerrville and Fredricksberg TX.

Hexagon Wall Hanging | Hexagons Made Easy | Free Motion Quilting |ReannaLily Designs

 

This style wall hanging is the same as the one I offer and teach in my Hexagons Made Easy Workshop.  Shoot me an email if you’d like more information or might want the class at your shop or guild.

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    1 Comment

  1. I have a question on how do you get your quilt top to move freely? I am new to machine quilting and what frustrates me most is that the when I move the quilt it is hard to do so.
    What tips might you have?

    Ann

    February 6, 2015

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