Did you miss me while I was gone?

I know I’m posting a lot today but I’m trying to make up for lost time!

Normally I wouldn’t quilt a top that had just arrived when I have others that have been waiting a while but I had a donated backing that fit it perfectly,  cream thread already on the machine, and I wanted to try out this new pantograph that I’d recently purchased.

The donation top was sent to me by Sue in Lakeland FL and the pantograph is Halcyon.

The pantograph is just what I look for when buying one.

  • as close to the maximum size that can be quilted by my machine to decrease the number of times I have to roll the quilt. (this one is 10 inches and my machine can quilt about 12 inches)
  • fairly loose so it’s quick to quilt AND the quilt stays soft and cuddly
  • a design that will adds a pretty element or great texture to the quilt

And here’s a closer view of the quilting and the photo can be clicked on to enlarge it.

14 thoughts on “Did you miss me while I was gone?

  1. Em

    I just found your blog and love the strings quilt. I just made one yesterday but it is goofy compared to this beautiful one. So fun that depending on fabrics depends on the flavor when it is finished. So excited I found your blog! Em

  2. Linda

    I used the Halcyon panto on my Double Delight quilt. It’s one I really like and know I’ll use again & again.

  3. Quilting Queen

    I’m a hand quilter.Normally I would swear that is the only way to go…I know a bit of a snob that way. BUT some quilts just come alive with machine quilting and this is a perfect example of what I mean. It looks great…obviously a great quilter did it.

  4. Marilyn

    I love that pantograph. Wish my machine could do something that big and wish I was better at following a pantograph. Last time I tried one, I broke the foot on my machine. Not sure what I did wrong, but somehow the needle ended up going through the foot and the needle didn’t break, but the foot did. Right then and there I decided it was free motion from then on. Looks like you didn’t miss a beat being away!

  5. Mary-Kay

    I like the way that turned out. Very nice! About that top in your previous post with the pleat, it turned out great. I’ll have to remember that when I have a similar problem.

  6. Rachel

    Great Pattern! I always like to see what pantographs you use. I’ve bought a few that I’ve seen on your blog. Thanks!!

  7. Sue

    I love the quilting design. Beautiful work! I was so suprised to see one of my tops when I checked your blog. Thank you so much.

  8. Helen in the UK

    Yeah – we missed you! Love that new pantograph. You do have a knack of picking great patterns that are perfect for the donation quilts. Thanks for sharing your thinking process behind the choosing 🙂

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