So, this week has been busy and fun. There has been plenty of learning to longarm quilt going on. I have temporarily mastered that initially difficult cotton thread tension. I feel wiser because of it. It could be a false euphoria that is going to come back and bite me in the arse in a week, but one happy day is good for something. I have quilted a total of 3 quilts since getting my machine up and running 9 days ago, including the quilt my dumb cat has tried to maul. It is a learning experience (I did opt to rip out a border I quilted to try something I thought might look better - a painful 5 hour seam ripping experience). Here's the finished ColorBlock quilt with binding and sunshine for an outside photo shoot. I don't know what I'm going to do when this photo spot is half covered with snow!!?!
Here are some pics from what I call "Sea & Sand". I showed this flimsy some weeks ago, but just got it quilted this week. It is absolutely the most SOFT quilt. The quilt is 54"x60", and took me nearly 4 hours to quilt. It is rather densely quilted with a So Fine thread. These Marcus Alfresco prints are totally yummy - it just reminds me of driftwood and sand at the beach.
Here's a little sun design I did on the setting triangles. It may be a little Aztek-ky, but I saw it done somewhere and wanted to try it. The thread is a soft aqua, so the meandering leaves on the 2" inner border don't really show up much. Hindsight!