This is for my friends who haven’t seen my longarm set up! A picture, in this case, a video, explains it much better than I can!
Click here to view my longarm demo YouTube Video! The quilt is 99″ wide, I’m using Superior Threads So Fine #50 and the batting is Quilters Dream Poly Select. My machine is a 2012 APQS Freedom with a Bliss Drive on at 12 foot table! My posture is not great when I’m stitching so you can see why we longarmers complain about back pain!
The stitching looks like this.The thread is a blue grey and I love the look on the bright colors.
Earlier this year, Teresa brought me this fun quilt with lots of open spaces and she gave me permission to do whatever I wanted. I immediately wanted to fill it with graffiti quilting! The term has been popularized by Karlee Porter, here’s her crash course! Here’s my style of freestyle, graffiti, free motion quilting! I love it!I was actually hoping that Teresa would hate it and I could keep it!It is a time consuming way to quilt but lots of fun!I have another quilt in my queue for graffiti quilting, we’ll see how that goes!!
Thanks for looking! Any comments can be made on my Facebook page.
What is a string? In my world it’s a strip of fabric perfect for creating some of my favorite scrappy projects.Such as 36 string blocks for the next Tummy Time quilt!And then it’s 1/2″ – 3/4″ strips, perfect size for clothesline bowls!And then we’re down to the little snippets that are saved, yes, saved for dog bed stuffing!And when I’m leaving a recent quilting retreat, my friend hands me a trash bag full of scraps for me to sort into strings and dog bed stuffing! I have the best friends!
Addendum: some of the trash bag scraps became postage stamp charms, people will throw away anything!
Landon’s one year birthday party is this weekend! We can’t attend his party so I gave him his present last night. Of course, I decided on Monday night to make this Lil’ Rainbow Twister! No fear, it’s a fast project and I was finished Tuesday night.I used a neutral Superior So Fine! #5o thread for the quilting and Quilter’s Dream Puff for the batting. The quilted pinwheel is freehand fun!Landon loves Mickey Mouse and I was lucky to find some locally!He found the Mickey fabric right away!
I took pictures as I was making the Lil’ Rainbow Twister to show the progression of making a Lil’ Twister quilt. They can be viewed on my Google+ page here. Click through to the individual pictures for descriptions.
Thanks! I hope you’re encouraged to try your Twister Tool, whatever size you have. I’ll be attempting to cut the waste squares from this rainbow project to make an Itty Bitty Twister!
Here’s an article about the color wheel I originally received from Modern Quilts Unlimited E-News. I’m glad I saved it because the information isn’t on their website anymore. Click the title to download a pdf for future reference. HOW TO INTERPRET THE COLOR WHEEL
Color has three qualities – hue, value, and intensity. Hue is the color name (Red, Green, Yellow). Tint is a hue plus white. Shade is a hue plus black. Tone is a hue plus gray. Value is the lightness or darkness of a hue. Intensity is how deep, or bright, a color is. Red, Yellow, Orange and combinations are ‘warm’ colors. Green, Blue, Violet and combinations are ‘cool’ colors. Red, Yellow and Blue are Primary Colors – and are the basis for all other colors all other colors. Secondary Colors are direct mixes of Primary Colors. · Green — made from equal parts of blue and yellow. · Orange — made from equal parts of yellow and red. · Violet — made from equal parts of blue and red. Tertiary Colors are a mix of Primary and a Secondary Colors. Analogous Colors are side-by-side on the Color Wheel. Complimentary Colors are opposite each other on the Color Wheel. Split-Complimentary Color Themes utilizes three side-by-side colors with an addition of a color on the opposite side of the wheel.
This quilt uses the color wheel!
Happy Quilting! Linda 🙂