Friday, July 13, 2018

Free Motion Friday - My Son's First Adventure on the Longarm

When my Island Batik Ambassador box came last week my younger son claimed the Paisley Dot Brights as his.  My comment was, "only if you're going to use them."  Well, I'm happy to say that yesterday he did!  We laid out the 10 inch squares.

Then he picked out this gorgeous Aurifil thread to piece with.  A variegated thread.  He's brave! 

He was slow and patient and did a good job keeping a 1/4 inch seam.

In less than two hours we had the whole top put together.

Fortunately, grandma didn't have anything loaded on her long arm, so we bought some Minky for the back and loaded it up!

A lesson on the machine ensued.

He had no fear.  This kid LOVES to draw with a pencil and would say, "Ready, Set, Stitch" and away he'd go. He quilted mushrooms, jellyfish, lots of spirals.

The lowest object there is a Jellyfish with four legs.

He even quilted his name!  And the kid hasn't learned cursive yet.

I must admit he made his mama want to try it.  Stay tuned!

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. WOW Great job by your son and he'll love this quilt since he not only made it but personalized the designs on it. The minky back will be the perfect cozy quilt.

  2. What a great experience for him. Look out, World.

  3. Look out, Ricky Tims, Rob Appell, and Joe Cunningham. There's a new quilting kid in town!

    And, the secret to a perfect 1/4" seam IS holding your tongue just right. :)