I am fortunate to be able to teach new longarm owners at The Longarm Network in Virginia. I also try to quilt at least 40 charity quilts each year from my local quilt club. I often use my quilting designs on these quilts to teach my students that they can be a good longarm quilter from the first quilt by following a path to proficiency. I show them many ways to quilt simply and easily while still creating nice designs and learning new skills.
Yesterday I shared this snowball block quilt. I pondered on this quilt for several days to come up with a quilting approach. I almost settled on an all-over design but really wanted a design that would show off the blocks. Now that I'm on the new website I'm going to do a better job of creating tutorials and am going to create lots of easy/beginner longarming tutorials....starting with this one!
This tutorial shows one way to quilt snowball or kaleidoscope-type blocks. It's fast and easy, a great way to build some longarm skills and it creates a great pattern on the back of the quilt. Get the tutorial here.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.