I seem to have been receiving a lot of baby quilts to long arm for others recently. It's funny, I'll get very large quilts all at once or smaller ones and it seems to go in cycles that way. The next 3 I will show below are quilts # 5, 6 & 7 for 2024. All with pantograph quilting with the exception of the HELEN quilt which was panto'd (edge to edge quilted) just before the name Helen. I then I reduced the size of the daisy motif and free motion quilted around the word and stitched in the ditch around the flowers and the white section for the name. I wanted to show off the work on the appliqué. Sometimes it's a refreshing break to get some smaller quilts that I can complete quickly. All of these quilts were completed on my BERNINA Q20 with Qmatic. All of these are customer quilts.
Have a great Saturday and a lovely weekend!🙂☀️
As many of you know just before Christmas I took delivery & install of the Qmatic (Computer) System for my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm Machine. It's a big deal for me because I love to free motion quilt and love the quality of stitching that I get with the computerized quilting.
I am in love and simply amazed by this new addition/improvement to my already awesome Q20 Long Arm. I have finished 4 quilts all ready since Jan 1 and I am showing you them below. I am feeling very comfortable with Edge to Edge Quilting now and moving on to block quilting with my 5th quilt, stay tuned for a picture of that one. The first 2 are customer quilts and the second 2 are UFO's I am finally completing and now on to the binding! All completed with Edge to Edge/Pantograph Designs.
I hope you have a wonderful January!
This quilted wall hanging ( Quilt # 19 for 2024 for me) is approximately 56 x 56" square & is a quilt that I taught as a private lesson to a small group over about 8 months. I call mine Mardi Gras Lone Star because it's so colourful! Lessons learned: 60 degree angle strip piecing, Y-seams, curved piecing, english paper piecing and a unique border layout. It was fun & my little group did a fantastic job on theirs too! I ended up ruler quilting it for the most part with some free motion quilting.
This is a customer's quilt for Simon, quilted on my Bernina Q20 Long Arm with chicken feet (corners) eggs, wavy lines & feather like texture. It was fun to quilt and I love all the colours. Simon is a lucky boy and my customer Sue has fantastic taste, I love quilting her quilts!
Learn Your BERNINA Longarm! Sept 20 & 21 2023. This event is for both BERNINA Sit-Down machines and Frame models. Join us at the BERNINA office in Whitby, ON to learn every aspect of your Q series longarm from loading a quilt, settings, maintenance and many techniques to enhance your longarm quilting. Bring all your questions and be ready to put all of Robin's techniques into practice on our Q series machines. Q matic instruction is available in a separate add-on class. Sept 22nd. Want more info? Check it out:
Quilt #17 for 2023 is really quilted fabric , 10 meters of it ! I think that constitutes a quilt am I right?
Check out my blog post here on the BERNINA International Blog about using channel locks for perfect horizontal lines and see what I did with all that fabric
My blog post about Twin Needle Ruler Quilting that I demo'd at Quilt Canada is posted on the Bernina Blog here. Have a read and let me know what you think. You could also try this technique on a domestic (home) sewing machine. It was so much fun! Give me some feedback, I would love to hear if you think you'll try it and what you think about this as a creative option for quilting. FYI this is also Quilt #13 on my BERNINA Q20 Longarm Machine!
Just showin' & sharin' my last quilt for the month of February & #6 for 2023- A modern log cabin customer quilt. Quilted on my amazing BERNINA Q20 Long Arm with a Bauhaus panto design. Out like a lamb!
Lets hope March is good to us and is not a "LION". grrr that won't be good. Happy Tuesday!
I'm working quickly on quilts these days to eradicate my backlog. The quilt below was small but mighty and packed a colourful punch. With all those colours I felt like I was working on a painters palette and therefore I very much enjoyed working on it with my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm "NINA" she performed well as usual.
Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend!
Just sharing with you my #4 quilt for this year, quilted on “ NIna” my BERNINA Q20 with wildflower pantograph. Really cute block repeated with soft summery calico fabric.
A lot of the joy in quilting other peoples quilts’ is seeing their design , colour & fabric choices. It continues to surprise me . Happy Wednesday!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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