Scrappy lap quilts and pantographs

These 3 lap quilts are off the frame.   All three used the same backing which was very busy and super to work with because most thread colors blended in nicely.  I had recently picked up a bundle of paper pantographs from someone  that had gone digital/computerized so was curious to try out some of those new patterns.  The beauty of working with a pantograph is that you don't have to worry about spacing on your quilt top.   Everything is very symetrical and well balanced but the downside is that you are working from behind, looking at a piece of paper and not the stitching.  These 3 would have also been good quilts for me to work on my own freehand fill designs but I just had to try out these patterns.   All quilts made from members scrap baskets.

Jacobean panto, I liked it on paper but stitched out I feel it would have been perfect with something in the center of those leaves.   Nice fill though and it looks interesting.    All of these scrappy 4-patch quilts have "crumb" borders foundation pieced onto used fabric softner sheets for the dryer.

This one was quilted using the Flight of Fancy pattern.  I really like this one.   All the quilts used the same backing fabric which doesn't really showcase the quilting.


Rosie pantograph.   For those that may not be familiar with quilting from a paper pattern, this is the backside of my machine and the tabletop.  You layout your paper pattern, add the laser light to the side of your machine and trace the pattern following the little dot from your laser light. You stitch out a row across the quilt, reposition your quilt and repeat.

I think these turned out nicely, wish I could see how they snuggle up after washing!




Comments

Nancy said…
Wow! These are impressive. I like the "Rosey" pattern. Great practice and charitable quilts combined.
LynCC said…
Both of those patterns are fantastic. :)