Last week I was quite pleased to finish quilting on my bear paw quilt and felt I really needed to get going on Jamaican Me Crazy. This was a quilt I started last december, I got to the quilting and just lost steam on it. I realize there are great, talented people out there who are able to feed a gigantic quilt through a 9" inch harp, but it kills my shoulders, back, and neck, I finished quilting the circular portion of this quilt on my Babylock symphony sewing machine, but I just couldn't bring myself to push this thing in and out of the DSM anymore. I loaded it on my longarm, which was a challenge, because the sewing techniques for domestic vs longarm are different. I continued to work from the center outward in hopes of keeping pleats/puckers away and so far sew good. I debated on what to quilt in the corners, I love feathers, but the whole damn thing is feathers, so I let my imagination run and came up with this.... the curved crosshatching is crooked, but this fabric is not forgiving (no ripping out stitches, as it would leave little holes) so what was sewn had to stay!
And the back... :)
Now off to watch Boardwalk Empire!!! love it. Have a great week everyone.