Sunday, August 12, 2012

Over the hump!

Up until now, I have been doing a little longarming on practice panels and scrap fabric, but with a little coaxing from my quilting buddies, I finally got the nerve to put a "real" quilt on the frame and just go for it! So I guess it is official, I have my first paying customer! WooHoo! (Even if it is my mother.)

This cute as a bug ladybug quilt was pieced by Diana (Hi, Mom!), and the pattern is a disappearing nine patch. I used a variegated turquoise thread in the turquoise and purple fabrics and a light yellow in the yellow fabric.

In the narrow border I wrote, "ladybug, ladybug, fly away home."
Here is the view from the back.

Don't look too close at my wobbles and jitters. And I want to say a big thank you to the South Mini Group girls who helped me pick out thread colors and pushed me out of my comfort zone!

No looking back now, I already have quilt number two loaded and in progress!


  1. WOW!!! That's all I can say about that. WOW!!!!! This is amazing work, Tina! Did you buy a longarm yet? Or are you renting? If you bought one, what kind did you get? This all looks like it's freehand. I love it!

    1. Thank you, Ida! No machine yet. I'm using the ones at Lyn's shop. And yes, all freehand.

  2. Thanks for dropping by.

    What an adorable quilt - beautiful quilting.