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