My life as a quilter is evolving! I've mentioned that I have a new Navigator, a computerized-guided addition to my ABM Innova long arm quilting machine that allows me to do edge-to-edge all over digital designs. The great thing about this is that it offers another option for my clients, and best of all, I'm able to get back to the basics of being a quilter and do more quilt piecing!
Below is my latest, a quick thank you gift for a family that has been very helpful to me. I pieced it with just two Alexander Henry fabrics, a brown Heath print and a turquoise Cameillia, and a brown-hued solid Kona for the back. I used 3/4 inch strips pieced inbetween each block. This created 1/4 inch sashing with the Cameillia fabic making the brown blocks look they're floating.
I usually custom quilt my own quilts. Yet with the addition of the Navigator, I've come to know that not every quilt needs a custom job. And sometimes an all-over quilting design is a great option, as with this quilt. And now that the quilt has been washed, the simple digital pattern has allowed the batting to crinkle up the quilt in that perfect way that makes it a cozy, functional quilt.
I picked an all-over flower with swirls and leaves. I used this pattern because it worked perfectly with the Camellia flower print without fighting it. The Navigator also allows me to change the scale of the pattern. In this case, I made it large to go with the large print.
Soon I'll be posting a library of my digital patterns to show along with my custom work that's on my site.
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