Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BPB back from the longarmer

My friend Darlene is the program chair for Hearts & Hands guild in O'Fallon IL. She booked me to speak at their Feb. meeting about working with large scale prints, and give a workshop in March. Big Print Beauty is the quilt I designed for her guild's program and workshop. 

She's also a long arm quilter, and she brought it back yesterday after quilting it. Here it is draped over my sofa.  I absolutely love the quilting!  I was kind of indifferent about this quilt top, but now that it's quilted I'm very happy with it.

Big Print Beauty
BPB Detail
The panto is Paisley Max, which I love for its shape, scale and density. Apparently, though, it's challenging for her to quilt on her machine due to its size and technical difficulties.
BPB back, Paisley Max panto
I'm very happy with how this turned out. As you can see it's still a WIP; it needs to be trimmed up, bound, sleeve added, and photographed for the pattern cover. I still have a lot to get done! I'll post info about the pattern when it's available.
Linking up today with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. Check out all the other inspiring projects over there!


  1. This looks so cute! I love all those big prints! Were they from one particular line?

  2. I really like how this pattern showcases the large scale prints -- I need to file this idea. And that panto is wonderful. My long arm gal used one that looks a lot like this one (could possibly be the same one) and it does really pop on a quilt.

  3. I like the floral in there with the solids. Wonderful finish!