Wednesday, March 14, 2018
My First Pantograph
This is the Mystery Quilt I made through my quilt guild last year. It's been finished for a while but I wasn't sure how to quilt it. I used all Kaffe Fassett fabrics. There are no solids and the fabric has very vivid colors and patterns. I felt free motion quilting and ruler work wouldn't even been seen. I decided this quilt would be a great candidate for edge to edge quilting using a pantograph.
I own about 10 pantographs. I wasn't sure how much I'd use them. I did take a class last year on using pantographs. It was a lecture, not a hands on class. I kept the handout but wasn't very comfortable about using pantographs on my own. The name of this pattern is Hedge and sold by Golden Threads.
After watching YouTubes and reading articles, I decided to just do it! It was so much easier than I expected. You can see the pattern in this picture. I'm so glad I chose a pantograph for this quilt. You don't really see the quilt pattern unless you really look for it. The fabric is the star of this quilt.
Here's a closeup of the back.
I love the texture!
Here's a closeup of the front. I'm very happy with my first pantograph. I think I'll be using them more in the future. I don't think every quilt has to be quilted to death. Sometimes a nice overall pattern is all your quilt needs!
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