Long Arm Quilting Class & Baby Quilt

Dear Hubby gifted me with a Long Arm Quilting Class.  It was fun, exhausting, and a bit frustrating all at the same time.  As usual, my current skills and where I want to be are not aligned.  It was fun, because it was all new to me.  Exhausting, because there was so much information to take in all at once, and frustrating, because I wanted to free motion instead of following a pantograph.  All in all, a very good experience.

I was asked to have a small quilt ready, no larger than 40″ x 40″.  So, I opted to do a baby quilt.  I love novelty children’s fabrics, so I pulled out some Pirate fabric, some coordinating scraps, and made a baby Pirate quilt.  As I don’t have a baby in my life currently, I think I will put it aside for future grandchildren 🙂

And, when it came down to it, I really liked it, so I signed up to rent the Long Arm for three days (they had a buy two get the third rental free).  Dear Hubby said it’s a gift that keeps on giving 🙂

Me and my instructor, Becky:



  1. Good for you on pushing yourself with this class and then being courageous enough to do it again! What fun fabric you’ve chosen. I can’t wait to see what other creative projects are in store in 2014!

  2. Ellie Lafferty says:

    Linda, you are leaving me in your dust, with your breakneck speed learning curve! Maybe I’ll have to tag along to one of your long arm lessons!


  3. What an adorable quilt! You have a great eye for color and pattern.
    Chris =]

  4. What a great gift!! And wow your quilt looks great for just throwing it together! Your fabric is darling!

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