Mona came down to Wallburg today to load her very first ever quilt top in the long arm and learn what this machine quilting thing is all about!
Now, this quilt that was supposed to be lap- size has grown to 86.5” X 100.5” ----so she is off to a good start as a quilter! LOL!
Remember when she had her First Ever Quilting Experience? It was only November – and in 4 months she has two tops pieces, and two more in progress!
If you are going to do it at all, do it ALL THE WAY!
We chose simple 4 patches in a 9 patch setting for her blocks, and I let her roam freely through my red/blue/neutral scraps.
It’s so fun to watch what other people will choose and how they react to different fabric pairings.
Mona goes at it with reckless abandon ---I’m so proud of her!
Just getting started!
I started longarm quilting in 1995 so it’s now been TWENTY YEARS. Holy moly! But I still remember like it was yesterday, the first time I loaded a quilt in the machine and did my best to meander.
6 years ago I upgraded my machine and added Compu Quilter. We are using the computer system to quilt Mona's quilt today, using an edge to edge design by Deb Geissler called Deb’s Swirls to do the job. It’s perfect for this quilt!
Yes, I’m in on the action too!
Sadie wants to know why she is being ignored!
Quilting the LAST ROW!
Didn’t Mona do a great job?!
Love that texture, and I’m so happy she found use for my scraps in this quilt!
Next up is binding…she is over at the table cutting strips right now. My hope is to show her how to attach a label, stitch on the binding and show her how to do the hand stitching tonight before bed time.
I may not make it that far – I had a restless night last night and have been UP since 3am something. UGH!
But we will persevere!
More photos to follow!