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June 26, 2020
Beginning the Dahlia Panel Quilting from From My Carolina Home

Since my block design motivation is taking a hiatus, I got out my dahlia panel in soft pastels, the Hoffman Dream Big Opal that I promised to show you.  I want to do this one for me.  It will be a practice piece for another one in the Sunset colorway to quilt for a Silent Auction.  Is it just as daunting to you to face one of these panels?  I’ve done one other, the Leaves panel in a previous post (Fear of Free Motion), and it seemed easier to follow the vein lines already in the printed panel.  This ...

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November 22, 2019
Fear of Freemotion – Quilting the Leaf Panel from From My Carolina Home

I’ve been wanting to do one of these digital panels for some time, and found a leaf one a few weeks ago. I thought this would be a great panel to do for the season.  But with Autumn Jubilee starting, it wasn’t time to tackle that project.  I promised we’d get to it in November.  So, here we are.

Free Motion Quilting at

I loaded it on the longarm, but the leaves are arranged in such a way that you could do this on a domestic machine without a lot of trouble.  It is only 46-inches square.  I used wool batting ...

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