Slow Quilting, long-arm style

It’s my turn on the long-arm this month. Only trouble is I worked so hard in March, May, and September that I’m a bit completely short of unquilted quilts.

Except for this one.

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Started October 4, 2007 (note the year!). I loved this quilt so much as I was making it. I worked on it in chunks of time over the past decade. Blocks in 2007-08. Sashing 2009-2010. Borders 2012? 2013? Somewhere along there I fell out of love with it, and out of taste with it too. While too proud of it to chuck it, I didn’t love it enough to ever finish it.

Until I needed something to long-arm. And since I’ve been finishing off old projects all year…

I’m doing only one quilt this month and I’m going slow. I need to develop my long-arm skills and what could be more perfect than using this quilt?

Here are some peeks for you.

Some eight pointed stars for the cornerstones, which will be echoed elsewhere in the quilt.

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This is a 30wt variegated Sulky thread.

And I’m thrilled to bits with this border. This is a before and after shot.

 

– Ghost geese! No idea what to put in that tiny green border. It’s about 1″ wide.

I am having such fun trying out loads of modern quilting designs, trying to choose the best design for each block while quilting consistently AND build my skills. It’s a tall order but so so worth it.

* We will shortly resume regular posts of modern fabrics and quilts. Thank you for your patience during this traditional interlude.

Linking up with Cooking Up Quilts, Sew Fresh Quilts, and My Quilt Infatuation. Yay!

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3 thoughts on “Slow Quilting, long-arm style

  1. This is fantastic! The geese and eight-pointed star look wonderful. Do you want the tiny green border to recede away visually or stand out? If you want it to recede, quilt it densely (back and forth lines, straight lines, micro stitching of tiny loops, etc.). If you want it to stand out, quilt it very un-densely – maybe just make it into “squares”? Anyway, when I’m stumped on an area I consider those questions. Have fun!

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