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Over the weekend I prepared a pattern for a wholecloth. I have designed guidelines for freehand quilting. The design will be tranferred to the fabric. Then I can quilt into the guidelines later. In August I go to a quiltshow in Hamilton, New Zealand, and will then show how to do freemotion quilting on a longam machine.


This is the first try on a piece of fabric. I am not shure whether I’ll do it in these colors or whether I’ll do it in different blue colors. The background design will then be done in white so that there is texture but no color.




another quilt is ready

This applique was a challenge. The customer had the ready quilt top sitting on a shelf for nearly 2 years. So already some parts were faded. The sun in New Zealand is not very polite to the fabric. And she also had hardly enough fabric for the backing. At the end I had just 2cm fabric left over. But the result of the quilting made the customer very happy.


For the side border I choose a floral design


For the geometric design I choose a continous line quilting



The design for the background is a McTavishing.