Longarm quilting is sometimes a true joy. When you get a perfectly pieced top with a wide backing and quality batting to do, plus the machine behaves without thread breaks, it is fun to do. I had to take a longer than usual time to get this one done, as I could only stand to do a couple of rows of pantograph, then had to sit and get my knee up again for an hour or so. But, persevering over several days, it was done.
Folding up the bottom, it did not surprise me at all that her borders were perfect. Carin is an outstanding piecer. For those who haven’t seen this trick before, if you align the edged together on top of a horizontal surface, the folded edge at the bottom will be absolutely straight across. If the borders are put on wrong, the center will bow up in the middle, indicating the edges are longer than the center. See my post Loading the Longarm for a good picture of one done incorrectly.
Carin decided on a pantograph called Geisha, which is similar to a fan.
The curves are a gentle counter to the sharper angles.
She selected a sage green Glide for the top, and I used a matching color in Bottom Line in the bobbin.
I loved this design, and I knew you would want to know the quilt pattern. It was a mystery quilt designed by Debbie Caffrey called Good Night, Sweetheart.
All done, and turned right side up, the pantograph looks a lot like a Baptist fan.
I gave it back to her for binding. She’ll be using it on her bed. She was pleased with the way it turned out, and so was I. We had a lovely Japanese lunch on the day I gave it back to her.
What are you working on today?