I was finally able to take some pictures of my first finished quilt on my long arm! This top was made by a woman on a quilting board I visit. She was clearing out her sewing room and lucky for me I was able to pick up 11 finished tops from her. I bought the tops to practice my longarm skills on before I move on to my own quilts, but the tops are so beautiful I can’t just let them languish at my house once I have practiced on them! I am sure I will be able to find a happy home for each one, and the best part is the quilt is still completely homemade even if it wasn’t all done by me.
Here is a picture of the quilt just off my long arm:
This is a close up of the stitching, it’s a little blurry, but you can see I just did a basic meander.
This is what the backing looks like. I was able to pick up a bunch of fabric from a local quilt store for a killer price since she was trying to clear out her shelves. That was great for me since I needed a bunch of fabric to use for backings for all these practice tops I have.
I was able to get the binding on this one quickly since it isn’t too big. Here is a full shot of the finished quilt.
This quilt was given to my mother since she has a love for horses. She loved the quilt, but I had to tell her that she should actually use and abuse it!! I do not make heirloom quilts, I love to see my designs loved and used. Nothing makes me happier. These shots were taken at her barn.