I received a few comments and personal emails asking about the acrylic templates that I use for machine quilting. While I was quilting yesterday, I took lots of pictures of them to show you my quilting process. I'm trying to keep track of my time on this one. I'm not even halfway finished, and I've been working on it for 10 hours.
Let's start with the pieced block. I use a small circle template to create a uniform shape around the center of the block.
For the center section, I switch to my micro handlebars for the fine, detailed quilting around the applique section of the quilt.
The fabric I used for the vase screamed for crosshatching. The end result looks like an old satin jewelry box. After I took this picture, I went back and outlined all of the leaves.
Now I'll show you how I quilt the setting squares using an oval acrylic template.
Then I quilt feathers up the inside. The only marking I do on this block is a few dots up the middle of the oval so I can center the middle feathers.
Then I do the same on the other side. (Opps, I see a bit of a wrinkle.....oh well I won't tell anyone it you don't.)
Then after I'm finished with several rows of very detailed, custom quilting, I have a glass of Potty Mouth wine from Twisted Oak Winery.
I'm off to the shop today to fill in for the owner. No more quilting today, which might be a good thing. My machine and I both need to take a break from each other!
4 hours ago
I love to see your quilting, it's just so beautiful. LindaReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous. Oh how I wish I could do that.ReplyDelete
Great tutorial Love the colorway on this one. As always your quilting is beautiful.ReplyDelete
I would be a good candidate for the Potty Mouth Piecers Quilt Group.
Great post, Lynn, and thanks for taking all those photos which I know must be hard when you're in your quilting groove! It's always so nice to see how others use templates in longarming! I'm learning a lot here! Love that Potty Mouth wine - it could probably find a solid market in quilters alone - lol!ReplyDelete
You continue to leave me in awe! You're an incredibly talented woman, Lynn.ReplyDelete
Love your quilting. I could fit right in with the Potty Mouth quilters. Is that wine available every where or only in the bay area?ReplyDelete
Quilting done beautifully! Enjoy your wine and the break from your machine. But don't drink too much and don't be away too long!ReplyDelete
What gorgeous quilting! I'm mesmerized by the sequences around the basket area. :) The wine makes me laugh. :DReplyDelete
Thanks Lynn, that was so interesting. I still am in total awe of your skills, not only in the actual quilting, but also in how you come up with exactly the right designs for your quilts.ReplyDelete
As always your quilting is an inspiration. Really love this colourway too.ReplyDelete
The Potty Mouth wine and Potty Mouth Quilters made me laugh, I've been in trouble for many , many years for being a bit of a potty mouth when things don't go as they should, so glad to see I'm in good company!!
Oh, and thanks so much for showing which templates and rulers you use to achieve your lovely quilting, as a longarm quilting still learning and improving (hopefully) it's really helpful to see how other quilters do their magic.ReplyDelete
What an absolutely gorgeous quilt - and the quilting is unbelieveable!!! And those fabrics - where do I begin. What is the name of the pattern? You may have mentioned it in an earlier post but this is my first visit. Thanks!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful tutorial, your close ups are very helpful. Not quite sure how to apply it on my own, but we shall see!ReplyDelete