Friday, May 31, 2013

Getting better!

My client, S, brought me two stunning quilts to try my beginner magic on.  I'm so thankful for her trust in me. 
I used Aurifil polyester thread in a magenta variegated colour, and quilted using a pantograph called Jessica's swirls, by Digitech

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This quilt is just so gorgeous in person, the choice of fabrics and colours...sigh.  Too bad she picked up her quilt.   I thought she might forget it.  ;-) 
This is the one aspect I know I will love about longarm quilting - I get to see so many beautiful quilts!

 This one in beautiful neutrals/blue  was done using freehand swirls and spirals.
See?  All of that white board practice works!!!  
 I purposely used a variety of sizes, small, medium and large to add interest.
 This lovely queen size quilt was quilted using Wonderfil Tutti thread in Ocean

Thank you, S,  for trusting me with this project.  I was nervous, but I loved quilting for you!

I've been trying out a wide variety of threads so far.   I am really enjoying using the Wonderfil line of cotton threads, and would highly recommend them for piecing and quilting.  Some lint produced on my longarm, but I'm thinking at the high speed, this is inevitable....I just blast it out with air.   Worth a try if you are like me and shipping costs to Canada are outrageous.  This company is based out of Calgary, so shipping costs aren't so crazy.  They have a huge range of threads to try -  I will be trying their poly for quilting too.  Maybe I will be a complete convert one day.  :-)

 I used the Aurifil polyester thread in the above quilt and love love loved working with it, but sadly,  I don't think there will be any sources around here or ones that at least ship to Canada for a decent price.   :(   (I received it as a sample with my longarm)


  1. Anonymous 3:37 PM

    Hi Andrea:

    It was easy to trust my quilts with you, they look fantastic!! I absolutely love the spirals and the Supernova quilt turned out so well. Sorry, but I'm going to keep that one for sure!


  2. Andrea,

    Lovely, lovely quilting! If I could, I would send a quilt to you to be quilted. I really like the swirls of varying sizes on the Pure quilt.


  3. Great stitching, Andrea!! Love your swirls! This longarming is soooo addictive, isn’t it? lol

  4. Good for you! The first quilt looks great with swirls. I'm just doing straight lines on mine : )

  5. I've got swirls on the brain too...
    I have found some Canadian sources for Aurifil, I'll pass on the info when we see each other. But I am using the Wonderfil I picked up with you and am liking that a lot too.

  6. Your practice is paying off, they look wonderful. I am using Wonderfil for the first time on my oldest UFO and so far its been great.

  7. Love the Sweetwater quilt -both the design and the quilting. Im a big fan of variegated threads myself.

  8. Your quilting is lovely. I love your swirls.

  9. Yeah, there are impressively deigned. According to me, it's a good return of someone's trust.

  10. I saw a link on pintrest for a tute on man
    Chine quilting the perpendicular way. On the blog you mention a video. Is it still available and if so where. Thank you. Suzanne


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