Check out this quilting project being done on a long-arm.
My occasional small scrap project lists (the last one was here) have been helping me to keep from starting new scrappy projects every time I sit down to the machine. And it reminds me that this project went from using my blogger’s bundle to being a scrappy one as I hunted for more fabric to finish her off. This last weekend I was working on quilting the magenta and navy courthouse steps quilt. I settled on making this quilt a nice 70″ square. I decided – wait for it – on quilting some lines on the quilt. This time I decided to quilt each lantern separately, rather than an all over set of lines. The lines in the lanterns are unevenly spaced but about 1/4″ to 1/2″ apart freehand on my long arm Millennium. Also, I purposely decided to not stitch the outline of the lantern – either in the ditch or away from the edge. I wanted to see how it would work without that more “finished” or traditional approach to motif stitching.