11/7/2015 Personal Note: I have a full blog post this week. But I wanted to give a heads up to all my readers. I am scheduled to have a heart valve replaced next Thursday and will be out of commission for a few weeks. Hopefully I will be back and blogging again by early December. (And for those who asked; yes -- there will continue be free Electric Quilt and Art and Stitch videos in future blogs. I love sharing my knowledge with all of you.)
During my absence, you will still be able to purchase items from my store. Downloadable items can still be accessed immediately; however any products that require shipping will be sent the week of November 23rd. Any e-mails and other questions will also be answered on my return.
Ellipses and Circles on a Line
This week I have been busy catching up on quilting customer quilts.
Since the focus of the week has been quilting, I thought my post would center on one of the quilting designs I created for a customer.
My customer used Kaffee Fassett material and wanted a design with irregular circles on a line. She didn't want it to look "perfect" -- in other words she was interested in a more random look. Now this is great news for those with manually driven longarm machines and those working on their domestic machines. However this presents a bit of a challenge for those of us with computerized machines that don't want to resort to freehand (Warning: Freehand quilting will atrophy without regular use).
To address that issue, I decided to design two different lines (think of this as panto row one and panto row two). See how I created the pantograph using Art and Stitch in this weeks video tutorial. (Note that the design may also be done freehand!)
Now for the real magic. Intelliquilter had a new release about a month ago. One of the new features is "progressive offset". Essentially this results in each row being shifted as opposed to every other row being alternated. Much better for my "random" goal for this quilt.
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