So I went to a local quilt guild show the other day. I am not in the guild, but I felt a need for a little quilty action so I went.
One of the first booths in the row of vendors was a Gammill dealer.
A longarm quilting machine all set up and just sitting there with a fabric and batting sandwich just waiting to be used.
I had to play.
And oh my. I fell in love that day.
Squeeee! I made loops!
It was so much fun, you guys.
Tiny coral-y meandering:
Eeeeeee! So much fun.
Then I just went nuts just to see what the machine felt like:
More loop making:
Short loops, long lumps.
I must have spent a couple of hours there in t he booth, chatting with the owner and the tech.
And then I just had to draw with the thing. I mean, enough trying to be all quilty, I just wanted to let loose.
So I drew.... no worrying about precision or spacing, just playing with it like it was a pencil in a sketchbook:
Yes, that does say 'wicked cool'.
Warning, mermaid boobs:
It was so cool to see my sketches coming out in thread!
Totally going fast and winging it:
This lady had the body of a bee, which you can kind of see starting at the right there.
And a detail:
So I am pretty much obsessed with machine quilting now.
I'm going over to a friend's house to play with her machine sometime in the next few days, so I will be back with more pictures!
Have you tried it? Are you a longarmer? What machine do you use? Do you quilt with your domestic?
Tell me all about it!