Longarm Quilting – Baby Boy Quilt
Longarm Quilting Designs
I went to my UFO (unfinished objects) to find a quilt top that was at least 4-1/2 years old. The top was a second sample created for one of my quilting patterns, Diamond in the Rough. The pattern is clearancing-out and is only available now in digital pdf format ($2.95). All the paper pattern copies are gone.
The quilt features a large, pieced circle appliqued to a square background and framed in two borders. With grand plans, I set out to mix up my border-quilting designs.
I have squares. I have infinities. I have finished! Wahooo! Unlike my previous border plan in my Bias Tape Quilt, this border worked out great. Thank goodness!!
I made a super short little video of the quilting. More specifically, the McTavish-style quilting in the background of the quilt body. See how I travel around the shape and get out of tight spots in this youtube:
Now to fill in the body of the quilt. I picked two free motion quilting fills for the longarm quilting work: McTavishing and Pointy Swirls.
Let me show you what this quilt taught me. File it away in case you need this tidbit later….
Give the quilting a good “once-over” to make sure the whole quilt was in fact quilted. It seems pretty obvious, right? That is a normal thing you should do… until you don’t do it. … and have the quilt completely off the frame only to realize at least 8-10 square inches were un-quilted in the center of the circle applique. Son. Of. A. Biscuit.
I opted to NOT reload the quilt, but instead I took the longarm quilting thread to my home sewing machine and quickly added an impov swirl in the empty space. The quilt is only 48″ x 48″- completely manageable on a home machine. No one will ever know! … unless you tell them… but you won’t, right? Right????
Fabric used in the front of the quilt is Pinfeathers by Northcott Fabrics. The binding is Kate Spain for Moda. It is a print from a previous Christmas line of fabric.
I tried to take a picture of the whole quilt for you. I ended up with two photos. One picture in the shade to better see what the fabrics look like:
And one picture in the sun because you can really see the quilting textures in the sun photo.