My longarm Quilting Antics Quilt #6 for 2018


Hi my name’s Nicole Reed for Darvanalee Designs Studio and today we’re working on a multi combination of techniques on a
quilt we’re going to be using the cube art for our borders and corners and
we’re also going to be doing some free motion in the the center of the quilt
we have applique to go around and as we’re going I will film the different
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quilt all right so let’s get started on this
quilt basically what I’m going to be doing today is borders and corners and
some free motion so I’m going to be using a cube art in conjunction with
free motion so it’s a combination quilt these quilts take a little bit longer so
this court will actually be in the frame for a couple of days I’ve got a basic
but the first thing I’ve got to do is actually start on the border at the top
border so I’ve got the quilt all basted in and whatnot I’ve got a few little
things that I’ve still got to do to get ready to start so I’ve got to trace out
a new design and and the corners and and do some some adjusting and all that sort
of stuff so I’m going to get started on that and then I’m gonna come back here
and we’ll be ready to quill okay so I’ve gone into my software and what I’ve done
is I have taken the file that I purchased and I have put that into the
software and I’ve readjusted the size and now I’m just doing my 4-point
scaling which I’ve already done off camera and what the machine is actually
doing now is it is actually tracing the area that it’s got a quilt in and it’s
just doing that just in case I’m not completely straight in the machine so
you can see there it’s just tracing out where I’m going to be stitching from and
I’ve got some center points and stuff mark so I know where to make sure that
that’s it’s going to heat around about those points and I’m just making sure
and what will happen is why it’s doing that is it’s going to actually stitch
the design in that area it just makes it easier so the the pattern that I
purchased I’ve in elongated that and I’ve actually made it a little bit
higher than what it was it was actually like a three inch I think it was that it
come up in the software but I’ve stretched that out so so it’s just
disengaged those finished tracing out the area so we’re gonna get started with
the design now okay so we’ve done all our prep work and everything like that
so we’re just going to get the machine to start stitching and we’re going to
get going and it’s going to start stitching out
going to turn the speed up on this a little bit so you can see there it’s
starting to stitch up the the gum leaves and the reason I’m starting in is
because when I spin the truck because I will actually spin this quilt I will end
up coming out this way and they’ll all nest in really nicely together so I’ve
got that whole border will get done you can see there our stitch length is set
at 11 stitches per inch we’ve reset our trip meter and basically what it’s going
to do is it’s going to stitch out leaves and it’s actually stitching out a little
gum nut right now I’m not sure if you can see that too well but see there’s
and we’re just using a cream thread top and bottom before I started I tested all
the tensions and everything to make sure we’re at the right tension and it’s
stitching out just beautifully it’s subtle but it’s there and because we
didn’t want to track from the beautiful design that we’ve got here but we wanted
the the leaves to be in there all righty so we’ve stitched out some of
the beginning of the border we’re about halfway through and I’ve done a overlay
over that so it just gives it like a slight echoing just to intensify that
quilting a little bit so you can see there that it’s it’s all come along just
nicely and we’re going to continue doing that for all the border
okay so I’ve done the first border and that’s all done and quilted out with the
keyboard and then I’m going to do some free motion so I’m working in the center
of the court in the moment and the edge of the quilt is basted down so to go
with the flying geese that we’ve got going on here I’m actually going to do
like a zig zag all the way along now basically it works out to be about 4
inches spaced apart and I’ve done some marking with some tailors chalk which
will just rub off and I’m going to use my ruler my just my little ruler as a
guide and basically I’ve come right in at the corner here and I’ve brought my
bobbin thread up and we’re going to basically come down hit this corner and
then bounce back up to this this spot just up here okay so I’ve started doing the flying
geese I’m doing in the cream part and what I’m doing is just doing you like a
little swirl that goes all the way around it and you can see here it’s
starting to make those flying geese just pop out a little bit okay so we’ve just
rolled the quilt up and I’ve based it in my sides because I’ve got to turn this
quilt later on so when you’re going to turn your quilt you definitely
definitely want to base down all the way down your sides
that it just makes it for easier reloading okay and I’m not sure if you
can see that on camera or not but I have actually finished doing the flying geese
up there I’m going to do ribbon candy on the colored bit the brown is going to
stay neutral and with nothing on it the gold is going to have the triangles on
it like I did up the top there and then around the birds I’m just going to do a
real simple stipple which is I like a micro stipple so again I’m leaving my my
stitch per inch at 13 because it stops those I’ll what they call eyelashes I
guess they look like similar to that so it ends up working out really really
neat and tidy so I’m going to continue on with that okay so I’m on the second pass it’s 6:00
a.m. the next day after doing the first row so now what I’ve got to do when I
come to each row basically based down the side and then I’m going to in ditch
around the brown border down here and around the green one and I’ll do that
across the quilt and then I’ll start doing the infill stuff so the stippling
here there ribbon candy around that one and then I finish off the flying geese
and the reason that I do that is because that anchors everything down and
nothing’s going to move on me so I won’t get wonky borders or anything like that
so if you ever if you’ve never done something like this my suggestion is in
in ditch everything down and then nothing’s going to move on you and
especially if you do have to rotate the quilt like we do with this particular
one it’s really good to anchor everything down because nothing’s going
to move as you roll the quilt up in the later roll okay so you can see here that it’s quite
a large quilt we’ve got that draped over so it’s four birds down in the panel’s
and three across the 12 voila and it’s got flying geese between it and also
some borders so basically what we’ve done is we have done a eucalyptus leaf
in the border so you can see that just there and that was using cubot and we
had to resize that from the original pattern and then I’ve done a slight echo
on it which I’m not sure it’s picking up on camera but we’ve done a slight echo
on it just to give it a little bit more texture we’ve left the brown borders
with nothing on them and then we’ve done some ruler work along here just to
highlight the triangles we’ve done what looked like little gum nuts across there
and I’ve repeated wherever it was a gold border we have just done some straight
stitching and I’ve done all around the flying geese and you can see as I step
back it actually highlights them a little bit more and then we’ve added the
triangles on the side and then around each bird panel we have actually done
some stippling so that’s basically what we’ve done and we’ve also done some
candy ribbon and if you can see it just along there as well so we’ve done all
that around every single one so it’s a combination of real work free motion and
also cubot and I think it’s come up absolutely gorgeous I love this cool
it’s been an absolute pleasure to work on okay so thank you very much for
joining us today I really hope that you enjoyed what I’ve shown you today and
what I’ve done on this quilt it might give you some ideas of something that
you can do that’s a little bit different for your next quilt if you did like this
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