I had the pleasure of quilting this beautiful quilt for Debbie. She makes oodles of charity quilts, donating her time, talent, and beautiful fabric collection to others in need. This quilt, though, was a treat to herself. It was a block of the month quilt from Keepsake Quilts, and the batik fabrics and colors are gorgeous. Every star is different.
Not everyone understands how edge-to-edge quilting with a paper pantograph works, so I thought I'd show a picture of the quilt set up on my frame. I don't have a computerized system - everything is done by hand. Behind the quilt you can see the long paper design laid out on the table. I use green painter's tape to hold down the paper, and it comes off easily without damaging the paper so that it can be used over and over again. There are handles at the back of the machine that I use to move the machine when quilting panto designs. I follow the dark line with the laser pointer. If you look closely you can see the tiny red dot on the paper up near the machine. The lighter lines on the paper are used for reference when advancing the quilt to make sure it is lined up just right.
Also at the back of the machine you can see the large spool of Omnithread that I used (color Sesame Seed). The pantograph design Debbie chose is called Alouette.
Debbie pieced a lovely backing with the extra fabric from the front. Thank you, Debbie, for letting me quilt this one for you!!
I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Have a safe and fun weekend and July 4th! Hope to see you back next Friday :-)
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!