Sunday, August 15, 2010

A different kind of doodle... quilting

When both my girls graduated from high school I made them quilts with photo's incorporated.  My youngest graduated in 2007 and I got the top done but not the quilting.... well, I recently took a longarm quilt class at a local shop to learn how to use the machine and yesterday, I quilted her top!

I love that fact that I have been doodleing and zentangleing (word?) because the free motion quilting came easily...

There were a few problems.... the gal that up me get started didn't thread the machine correctly so, the first pass of quilting I didn't realize the tension was off so when I rolled it....

So, I need to rip it out and re-quilt it... the gal also cut my batting to the size of my quilt top and not my backing so that came up short... luckily that was an easy fix. So, I will be ripping out some stiching (3 hours worth) and will go back to re-quilt it...  Needless to say the rental on the machine was free for that day... today I am going to finish working on a zentangle, change oil in my truck and go to a BBQ...  Thanks for looking and have a great day!


  1. I love the synergy of your zentangle doodling helping your quilting! So cool.

  2. The quilting doodles are so full of energy. Sorry you'll have to rip out and do again, but think of the practice you have gained!

  3. I like your handling of colors, just amazing. I am painting through synesthesia which makes me see colors when I hear names and numbers. These colors I transform in paintings. Colors are my life.



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