About a month ago I finished my second official quilt on my new longarm machine.
This is another top that was purchased from a woman on the quilting board I visit. I was also able to buy the cutest banana fabric for the backing from her, so all I had to do on this one was get it on the machine.
Here it is fresh off the machine.
This quilt went to a friend’s son who had his first birthday last month. I wanted to customize the quilting to make it more special than a quilt that could be bought at a store. Plus it gave me the chance to practice my skills on the long arm machine. The overall design of the quilting I went with was loops. This gave me something different to try from the meandering I did on the horse quilt, plus I think it’s a little bit more fun for a baby quilt.
I also put a few hearts in the quilting. This added a little bit of the extra customization I was going for and I think they look very cute framed by the brown blocks.
The last thing I did was I quilted her son’s name right into the design. I was a little scared to do this as I have heard that some people have a lot of trouble doing letters, and I knew if I screwed up I would have to unsew, and I think I have made my feelings on unsewing pretty clear. But I kept the letters nice and big and luckily his name is pretty easy to write in cursive. I think it actually came out really good.
Here is a shot of the back with the banana fabric.
This quilt was a lot of fun to make and it was great practice for a little extra customization using my longarm. Here is a full shot of the front of the quilt.