If you’re going to dream, dream big … + video

If you’re following anything “quilty” online recently you’ve probably seen a few versions of this beautiful digitally printed panel from Hoffman fabrics.  They’re kind of a big deal!  The colors are gorgeous and they have lots of potential for creative stitching.

I’ve seen them quilted out in various ways, all lovely, and I knew when I bought my panel that I would be defining the petals and using different designs in each because I purchased it with that specific idea in mind.  The no-piecing aspect was VERY appealing to me, and it was actually going to be a practice panel on my new longarm a couple of months ago, but the more digging I did for ideas, the more I leaned towards making it a sit down project because of how I wanted to work on it – personal preference only, I might do another on the longarm down the road!

This panel is suitable for free motion quilters of all levels.  If you’re a beginner, don’t be intimidated by all the fancy stitching you see here, or on others you will find online.  You can define each petal and then practice stitching patterns in a specific space; take it one petal at a time.    It’s just such a beautiful floral design and no matter how you quilt it, I’m sure you will love it 🙂

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I wasn’t going to bind it; I wanted to face it so that there would be nothing cutting off the flower.  But I used a double layer of batting and quilted very densely so I realized when I was all done that I would never get that edge seam to fold nicely towards the back within a seam allowance and I wouldn’t be happy with it, so I gave in and bound it.

There’s not a lot to say about my technique here because you can see I simply used various feathers, swirls, and other fillers you’ve seen me do a number of times before to achieve the final result.   So I’m just going to throw a bunch of yummy photos your way,  with a video at the end so you can watch some of my quilting process if you’re interested 🙂

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4 thoughts on “If you’re going to dream, dream big … + video

  1. Hi Ann,

    I’m new to your blog, and love it, I have a lot of reading and videos to watch. Love your FMQ, my one question is what type of sit down FMQ machine are you using? Some day I dream to get something like that! My Dream**, but I would like to do some research on the brand and model of machine.

    I will continue reading and catching up back through your blog. Thank you, Glenda

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Glenda and for visiting my blog! My sit down machine is a Pfaff Powerquilter 16, (made by Handi Quilter, so it’s basically the same as the HQ Sweet Sixteen). My full frame longarm is a Handi Quilter Amara. Enjoy!

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