19 August, 2015

Under The Needle

TMX2 is under the needle today, this has been a fun quilt to see through to this stage.  I never expected to do this quilt, it wasn't in my plans. It grew as a result of a challenge and was completed as a
bonus while piecing other tops! It came about almost as a gift, appearing before my eyes and then begging to be quilted, pushing itself to the front of the queue. This one was the perfect canvas to try out a new (to me) pantograph:
~Banana Swirls by Urban Elementz~
 I like the overall effect on the scrappy tumbler shapes.


I watched a really cute movie on Netflix while I was prepping and loading the quilt, if you haven't seen "Leap Year" with Amy Adams I can recommend it. The plot was predictable but the story is a sweet one and the scenery in the Irish countryside and along the Irish coast is completely stunning.

Life is Good!

10 comments:

KaHolly said...

Well done! It's such a good feeling. I'm on me second leader/ender project of the summer. Thanks for the movie recommendation. I never know what to watch and I'm not very patient when searching for a movie that might be good. You have a long arm? I'm so envious! XO

Paula, the quilter said...

I could almost do a free motion of that pantograph. My HQS16 is a sit down machine so I 'push' the fabric and there is no way to use a panto so everything is FMQ. I have a tumbler quilt in my future too, since I just broke down and bought the rotary cutting template from Missouri Star Quilt Co. I have a lot of charm squares at 5" and this template uses charms.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What an interesting panto - I've never seen that one. Your tumblers are wonderful!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Lovely quilt-I'm sure your quilting will just add to the beauty. I have to say Leap Year is one of my favorite movies and we own it. I didn't watch it before we left for our two week stay in Ireland, but have watched it since we returned. Hubby and I were able to pick out places that we saw.
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Hugs, Noreen

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Lovely quilt ... and I'm sure that your quilting will take it over the top to fabulous. Thanks for the recommendation for the movie ... I'm always looking for a good movie to watch on the nights when there's no ballgame. ;-)

NCmountainwoman said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Haven't seen Leap Year but I will check it out. Sounds like a good movie to knit by.

lindsey said...

Beautiful quilt. Will check out the movie, always looking for recommendations :)

cityquilter grace said...

saw leap year a while ago...it IS cute!

Laura Davies said...

Looks great!

AnnieO said...

Nice panto! Congrats on meeting the challenge and getting such a wonderful reward :)