I bought a great book by Angela Walters a while ago, and have been following her blog for a long time. She is a really talented longarm quilter, and it's fun to try her designs. Very different from the designs I've been trying so far. The designs are perfect for modern quilts, but I think a lot of them are perfect for traditional quilts too.
Until now I have only been doodling with a pencil on paper, but thought it was about time to try quilting with my longarm. I bought a panel at Spoonflower designed by Angela. The panel is a perfect size for a wall hanging. The panel has painted blocks, so no need for sewing before you can start quilting :o)
I've been trying to quilt swirls with space between, and filled in with waves. I think I made my swirls too small, and they should have been closer. But at least I got to try this. Now I will quilt "the blocks" on the middle of the panel, and then there will be a larger space to fill with a pattern or two on the bottom.
I hope to figure out what to fill those blocks with. I'm using Superior's So Fine thread, so it will blend and "hide" some of my thread play.
BTW! It's 1year since I bought my Innova longarm machine, "Miss Monster".
You can read about it in this blogpost :o)