Saturday, January 11, 2014

First Long Arm Quilting Experience!



My grandmother recently got a long arm! And I'm lucky enough to be able to use it!  I quilted my first quilt on it just recently and thought I'd share it with you!




I used Tula Pink's Saltwater collection and solid white to create the chevron pattern.  Chevrons have been my latest pattern of choice! I love the modern feel of them.


I did an overall quilting pattern that consisted of waves and meandering. It was good because I just did the waves every which way so that there was no directional issue for me to worry about.





It was a great learning experience and I can't wait to do it again! I have a couple quilts in the works and am so excited to try the long arm again!  It sure beats shoving a huge quilt through my teeny tiny domestic machine!




Ready for snuggly couch use!

Do you have any long arm experience? Have you tried to wrestle a huge quilt into your domestic machine?

Wishing you big waves and an artful day!
~C

8 comments:

  1. You rocked it out!! I love it!! I'm so proud of you! I need to get going on it as well. I have wrestled little quilts in my machine and it is not fun...can't imagine a big one!!!

    Keep up the great work, love Mom~

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    1. Thank you!!! and thanks for teaching me to quilt!

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  4. Oh Look at that, I could delete my hugely misspelled comment and the comment after that explaining my misspelled comment! Sorry

    What I meant to say was:

    Love your quilt, the quilting and the room the quilt is in! Soon I will be asking for some advice on this whole long arming thing--looks to me like you are a natural at it! ***Way To Go C***

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    1. Yeah I don't know if I'll ever be giving you advice on the long arm! Your are the long arm queen! thanks for teaching me how to quilt and being a great resource and friend!

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  5. I'm new to long arming too...and am also inspired by Helen...but girl, you have nothing to complain about...yours came out great!!! Plus long arm quilting is just sooooo fun!

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  6. Ooops...forgot to say thanks for linking this under our Tuesday Archives Chevron theme!! LOL! I added myself as one of your new GFC followers! Nice to "meet" ya. ;)

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