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« on: December 30, 2008 09:58:59 PM »

This is a quilt i made for my mom for christmas. I used a moda jelly roll, the fabric line is allspice. I modified the traditional rail fence idea by breaking the squares up with a neutral sashing. I am really happy with how it came out, this is my second quilt that i've gotten to do on a longarm quilting machine.




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edited to add some pictures of the quilt on the long arm machine. These will show the fabrics a little bit better since they are more close up.


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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 10:29:56 PM »

That was a great way to modify a traditional block.  This looks so fresh! 
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 10:31:39 PM »

Thank you so much! I really wanted a semi traditional pattern but it had to be pretty simple so that the busy fabrics didn't overtake everything!
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008 10:39:13 PM »

Ohhh.  I don't know the first thing about quilting, but I envy anyone that has enough patience and that can produce something so beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008 05:20:22 AM »

wow! this quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the fabrics chosen and the sashing just ties it together very nicely! What fabric line of moda is this? I might have to try to see if I can get some of it. I've never gotten to use a long arm quilting machine although someday I would like to purchase one but they are very expensive Tongue I am super jealous! Smiley great work!
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008 08:24:56 AM »

I used allspice by moda. As far as a long arm machine goes, l would check at a quilt shop for people in your area that offer long arm rentals. I found duck soup quilts through a local blog and i've been renting machine time from her.
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009 01:31:01 PM »

I really like the fabrics and the way you chose to change the pattern too.
So is it fun to quilt on a longarm machine? I would love to be able to one day
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2009 01:53:14 PM »

Its so much fun! I was pretty intimidated at first, but the machine i use has a stitch regulator that helps keep your stitches even. And the girl who owns the longarm and taught me to use it, told me that everyone has a different style with the long arm, its kind of like handwriting, everyone's loops and squiggles will look a little bit different. So far i've done 2 quilts on the long arm and i have plans for about 10 more!
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009 03:37:21 PM »

I really love that quilt,  Smiley
When you rent the long arm,, do you take it to your home? Or use it at the owner's home/store?
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009 04:06:49 PM »

the long arm machine is 14 feet long and several hundred pounds! I go to her studio and use it there!

Thanks for the compliments! Smiley
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