I wanted to quilt this top I made several years ago. It's one of the five I need to do that's on my "To Do" list for 2014. I've never used the laser light on my Longarm to trace pantographs so I thought this would be a great opportunity to try it.
From EQ7 I found 2 stencils that looked rather easy and then combined them....Leaves and dragonflies. I then traced the design on some long tracing paper. I practiced for about an hour going over and over the design with my machine not threaded to get the feel of the design. I know this sounds very lame to all those great Long Armers out there for this so simple design...but I have to start somewhere right?!..and some day I want to be a great Long Armer too!
I'm always afraid to start quilting a top and have to constantly remind myself that it's only thread and it CAN be removed...hence the ripper and the tweezers!
I thought this dragon fly came out rather nice...it was near the center of the quilt after I quilted several rows...practice, practice, practice. The quilting stitched out very dainty looking.
And I'm not afraid to show the "not so good" ones either. I'll get better with practice, practice, practice.
The leaves came out well and by the end of the quilting adventure I no longer needed the pantograph design.
I then let my Serger do its thing...cutting off excess fabric and finishing the edges. The quilt is now ready for binding. Hmm...should I do a serged thread binding or traditional binding. You all know how much I like using my Serger!
I'll post an updated pic as soon as I get it binded.
Thanks for stopping my. Have a great day!
Happy Living! Happy Quilting!