16 October 2013

WIP Wednesday: Long Arm Success!

The long arm maiden voyage got off safely and splendidly!

First, I think it made a difference that I was with my sister-in-law, Rachel, who is amazing in so  many ways. She patiently showed me how to load and unload the quilt, which is the most complicated part, in my mind. The rest is pretty intuitive.

Here's the first quilt of the night, all ready to go:

A flower. Rachel said that even when I'm doing pretty easy free-motion stuff, I should still challenge myself with something different. So there are a few flowers.

And my second of the night, all folded and ready to bind now.

So my WIP for today and tomorrow is to get these bound. I'll be going back Friday and hopefully have two more to bind this weekend!

Have a great Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I soooo want a long arm... some day! Your progress looks great!

  2. HEY!!! That looks just like my lovely machine!! :) I just got my long-arm last year... 10 months ago and it has been a blast. Although it is challenging and frustrating at times it has been so worth it so CONGRATS on the new machine and I hope you have the best time quilting away :)

  3. Love the first quilt - so simple and effective! Beautiful work!

  4. The quilting is awesome! I would love to have a long arm quilter...some day, I hope. Enjoy the quilting :)

  5. I agree the hardest part of the long arm is putting the quilt on the machine correctly. Isn't long arm quilting harder than it looks? I am trying to get the hang of it on my mom's machine.


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