I went to five wonderful longarm classes at the AQS Show in Charlotte this past summer. I have done a little practice of what I learned on the muslin pieces provided to us, but up to now I haven’t had a suitable quilt top to play with. At the last meeting of the quilt club, the charity quilt chairperson gave me a Quilt of Valor to quilt. This one looks like it is just made for a custom job, and I get to practice some of my new techniques.
Loaded on the frame, now I have to decide what to put in each block.
I started by doing some SID (stitch in the ditch) around the blocks, sashing, and border. Then, I warmed up with two motifs I have done before – piano keys in the outer border, and ribbon candy in the narrow sashing.
OK, deep breath, and get over my fear of marking! I am just terrified that the water soluable pen won’t come out. I have new chalk markers too, and I am a little less afraid of them. But, here goes, marked the curved lines using Jamie Wallen’s Quilter’s Apothecary curved ruler and went for it.
Yikes, lots of wobbles!! I do need more practice, but you have to start somewhere! I’ll be working on this one for a few weeks around my day job.
What are you working on this week?