My quilty friend Denise (My Life In Quilt) had generously invited me to use her longarm probably about a year ago but I had not gotten around to doing it until last weekend. I finally set up my babysitter (aka Mr. FO) and headed over to her place for a fun day learning to long arm.
With all the yummie food and the chatting I'm surprised we managed get any work done! But we did load up my muslin to work on and I have to say really liked it! This surprised me because I really don't like the quilting step on my home machine. It's probably my least favorite part of the process.
Here is what I did with my first attempt.
I started out with some free motion to get the feel of the machine.
I attempted some pebbles and feathers which were laughable but fun. Those are Denise's pebbles that look like actual circles.
Attempted a word.
And then she got out a pantograph for me to try.
And finally the boards (which I don't know the official name of) but they are plastic and you follow the pattern on them.
I have to say, I really loved it and now I'm scheming on how to get my hands on my own! It definitely would not be my least favorite part of the process if I had one of these guys. Big thank you to Denise for such a fun day!
What about you, what is your least favorite part of the process?