Sunday, October 5, 2014

Wracked my brain on this one.

This is a charity quilt, but I was using it for practice on the long arm.  Thus comes in the wracking of my brain.  I wanted to use a different design in each stripe. 
Not sure if there are real names for these designs, but I am calling this checkerboard, diamonds and e's in l's.  The middle one required some ruler work.
C's, e's and l's utilizing the stripe in the fabric and a loopy back and forth design.
Echoing leaves, freeform.
Echoed loops, freeform.
Free form feathers
Something like a Grecian Key (or faucet, lol) and ruler work on the diagonal.
Leaves and e's utilizing the stripes.
First time trying out McTavishing after taking Karen's class.
My attempt at rope (not that good) and fern (which I really like)
S's; pebbles and circle in a circle. 
I have the binding cut out so will be getting to that soon. 
Now, I know that new long armers are probably the only ones that are going to really appreciate this post, but just wanted to show what I was up to today. 
Now I know what I need to work on  and what I like and find much easier to do than other things. 
But it was wracking my brain trying to come up with a variety of things, although I am sure there are tons of designs out there 
Thanks for taking a peek. 


  1. So that makes me one of those people who appreciate this post! Love the quilting. It looks fun…and this quilt is a great opportunity for practice and learning!

  2. All of your quilting designs look fabulous!
    What a treat to see all of those lovely patterns quilted into 1 piece of work.



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