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.