Ever since Lori Holt’s new book, Quilter’s Cottage came out, I have fallen in love. It is such a sweet reminder that home is where the heart is, and makes me think of my childhood spent outdoors near a lake in Illinois while eating a whole lot of apples right off the trees.
Fat Quarter Shop is celebrating the big finish of the Quilter’s Cottage Sew Along and asked me to include some of me behind the seams pictures for the finish. I was lucky enough to piece the main quilt and do the long arm quilting on all the projects in the picture below. Lori Holt is so much fun to work with, so I have some fun sneak peeks...
I have been long arm quilting about 4 years now, and I love what I do each day. Some days are spent doing custom quilting, while others I do e2e digital pantographs. Regardless what kind of quilting I am doing, I am loving every minute of it.
The main cover quilt I added the "Daisy Delight" digital pantograph using white Glide 60 thread. I used Glide because I love the sheen it has, and because it produces almost no lint, so that helps keep my tension pretty. 60wt thread is skinny, so it allows the texture to pop more so than the actual thread, it sinks right in and creates beautiful stitches.
I also quilted the pillows and the flower runner on the long arm too. The pillows are always a lot of fun, I load one big piece of white cotton, then a layer of Quilters Dream 80/20 batting, then place each pillow top over. Then I used my long arm to program each pillow to stitch out the pantograph that has been chosen. It makes it easy to quilt them all at one time. Then for the table runner, I did straight lines running diagonal to created a crosshatch, this simple quilting really makes a statement on the right project.
This is my favorite picture of the quilt I made, my son and I took it out to the lake we live on to get a picture before I loaded it onto the long arm.
I had so much fun with this project, and I hope you do too! The book is great, and it really makes me feel so happy to see this adorable quilt! You can check out all the information about this quilt and all the extras on The Fat Quarter Shop blog, and order your copy of the book today.
I would love to see your pictures, so feel free to tag me on Instagram anytime if you have questions or want to show off your quilting. I love to see them!
Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!