Sometimes a quilt calls out for something a little special. This round-robin quilt made by Bonny E. and the Pine Needlers is just such a quilt. My longarm machine was quite happily running to and fro on this beauty, adding detail and interest wherever possible. Bonny is an amazing lady. She has taken everything that life has thrown at her with grace, intelligence and humor.
This one’s for you Bonny!
This longarm quilting design was inspired by one I saw from Laura Lee Fritz. Her book, Mindful Meandering has many freeform and casual designs for overall (edge to edge) quilting. I love her breezy style. Even though her book is geared towards longarm quilters, her designs can be adapted for home machines.
This t-shirt quilt needed just a touch of something wonderful and I think this design does the trick. Carol V. made this beautiful t-shirt quilt. T-shirt quilts are very fun to make (I have several) and no matter how you put them together, they work. I do love Carol’s tilted approach!
And if you are interested in this book, click on the link below which will take you to amazon.com to purchase it.
Mindful Meandering: 132 Original Continuous-Line Quilting Designs
Sometimes a quilt just needs something “simple.” And although it’s not simple to do diagonal straight lines on a longarm machine (the machine head just loves loves loves to swirl and move all over the place on you!), sometimes it’s the right thing to do. So out came my template ruler. And I love the result.
Then on the border I felt swirly was in order. So this pattern sprang to mind (yeah, it did hurt a little). I used a dark gray thread on the black fabric, which when I had some thread build-up from going around the circle three times, looked kind of cool.