Who knew that this is how things would turn out way back in March of 2015, when I began the process of finalizing a quilt design for my mom. Back then, owning a longarm was still just a dream. I had no idea who would be the one to longarm this quilt and NEVER did I suspect, even remotely, that that someone would be, indeed, me!
While I loved the way the quilt looked in EQ7, when I finalized the quilt with my Mom giving me insight as to her color wishes, what turned out to be the “Quilt” once the log cabin blocks were done was not what I envisioned. Back to the drawing board I went, to completely restart the log cabin blocks so that it was the color values my Mom and I chose.
What a sigh of relief I had when I pieced it together and stepped away from the quilt top. Nearly one year after I started, it was what I had hoped it would be and it was ready to be longarmed.
By this time, I had the used longarm in my possession, I had rebuilt it, and I had taken three classes online to learn as much as I could, as quickly as I could. It paid great dividends. I designed on bumwad (tracing paper) what I wanted to do while I was visiting my sister for the weekend and I was pleased…and slightly nervous.
There was no time like the present. I purchased Hobbs Tuscany cotton/wool blend and adored how it draped. I loaded things onto the frame and off I went: