Sunday, June 1

Fresh Sewing Day!

This last month has been a crazy one, as I talked about in my last post.  I got my longarm, and I'm just trying to settle in and get used to it, and get my business started up!


I've been doing lots of doodling on a whiteboard, just to get my mind used to the ways some of the designs flow.  This:


Turned into this:


I thought it turned out pretty well, but turning this into actual stitches on the longarm is a different story!

I've been doodling on a scrap quilt, but for some reason, it just leaves me feeling a little uninspired.  I decided that I'd just start out with some of my quilts that I've had hanging around for forever!




This quilt comes from a little stack of blocks that I've had for about two years in my closet.  They're leftovers from this quilt that I made for a friend.

I love the yellow and grey combination, and I thought I'd try to arrange it into somewhat of a pattern, other than just being random blocks.  We'll see how it turns out!


This is what I've got so far, and I'm liking it!

Thanks for stopping by!  

I'm linking up at Lynne's!

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10 comments:

Afton Warrick said...

Wow! It looks like you are on the verge of something major here. I'm impressed with your drawing on the marker board. I've also heard that for many quilters, it is actually easier to do the motion on the machine than drawing it, once you get used to it. I checked out your About Me page. What a lovely family you have! I've started following your page, because I can tell great things will be happening in your quilting career, and I'm excited to see the process unfold.

Lisa J. said...

This quilt looks great! I wish I could quilt like that!
I also wish I could draw like that. You are quite talented!

tink's mom said...

Looks like a great kickoff to the new machine. Great work.

blossomquilts said...

I can't wait to see your progress on the machine. Do not hesitate to share everything, I'm so curious about the long arm quilting.

SewPsyched! said...

Wow, your doodles are fantastic! I love seeing how people do longarm quilting, so please share the process as much as you can. I think you should just take off and doodle all over one of your 'closet' quilts to break free of any constraints you feel. I bet it will be fantastic!!!!

Marelize Ries said...

I love to doodle too, it sertainly helps with getting designs stuck in your head before quilting a quilt. Thanks for linking up to Anything Goes Mondays...

carolegoldquilts said...

Yes! Nothing improves skills faster than diving right in and working on an actual quilt. I have a pile of tops that I'm working through, too, and I've learned a ton already.

Karin said...

Can't wait to see what you will quilt in the squares

Hannele said...

Beautiful quilt, just made for free motion quilting! It's exiting to see what you figure out for the squares.

Karen M said...

I am a new long armer too. I have added my name to your followers list. I'll be watching your progress. I have an APQS Lucey. I got it in August 2013 and I am STILL learning how to get the tension right. Have fun with your machine.