First professional piece done!

A-1 Elite Platinum is a great longarm!


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What a lovely way to say, “I must be a longarm quilter now!”  This is from a Lisa Calle Longarm class on  I highly recommend the class!



I wanted a slightly contrasting thread for the back of this quilt.  Glide was used as the upper thread and bobbin line was in the bobbin.  There are two layers of Hobbs 80/20, in order to stiffen this quilt up for a wall quilt.  (It was what I had on hand.)

View of the back.  I don’t know which side I adore more!


Detail of one area, prior to finishing off the large pearled diamonds.  When I don’t have a clear idea of an area, I simply do what I have a good picture of and then add the other area later.  I’m finding (with this being just the fourth piece on frame for me!) that the “sit and stew” approach works very well for me!



This was all created without the aid of a computer.  I am a free-motion longarm quilter, and rulers and freehand work are fully on display here.

Now, the big question is what to name this lovely longarm!

Author: threadworksfactory

I'm a licensed landscape architect who is married with three wonderful step-kids and a wonderful granddaughter. My husband and I share our passion of racing and have very hectic summers. I made my first quilt over a decade ago and waited another 8 years to tackle my second. Doing so fostered a passion to completely "build" a quilt and my third quilt saw me realize my dream to design, construct and longarm a quilt. This was made for a very special mom!

3 thoughts on “First professional piece done!”

  1. I think maybe “Miss Persnickety” or “Miss Behaving” (there is a Reno Air Race plane that has that name!) I say that due to the batik learning curve, but now that that’s solved, maybe it’s “Miss Quite Capable”. Named in honor of you and your comment to our cousin when you were five and she asked you if you needed help climbing the slide at Grandma and Grandpa’s nursing home. You turned around to her and quite calmly, you proclaimed, “No thank you. I am quite capable!” I’ll keep thinking 🙂

    1. I remember that story only because cousin Donna wrote about it! And Lynn retold it! The mantra of my life. Now that the quilt is off-frame, you’ll need another post! Have fun with the binding!

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