Did you see that title and think for just a moment that I might have actually pieced one of these Farm Girl Vintage quilts? I’ll give new readers the benefit of doubt, but the rest of you should certainly know better LOL
This was a client quilt that came to me, in several of my favourite colors, and it gave me an opportunity to practice connecting a digital crosshatch stitching design all the way down the quilt, using my Gammill Statler Stitcher and a helpful video by Corey Pearson.
When it was all finished and off the frame I wouldn’t resist giving it a cuddle! There was a moment when I considered kidnapping it, but only a moment…
While I was working on a client quilt this week, I recorded a short video showing how I used my hands while my Gammill Statler was stitching out a digital design, to manipulate the quilt top and ease in any bits of fullness to avoid getting unwanted pleats and tucks. I got the idea from a video Linda Taylor did for the Best of Both Worlds series for Gammill Quilting (look for that great set of tutorials on Youtube!) and it was definitely beneficial for me, and in the end for my client who ended up with a lovely finish on her quilt.
There is soooooooo much to learn in this computerized quilting arena! But I just try to focus on a little bit at a time so my brain won’t explode! LOL Of course, I want to try ALL THE THINGS!
First a few photos, then the video at the bottom. All are posted with permission 🙂
Have a great weekend!