Saturday, July 5, 2008

Hawaii Swirls by Barbara Long

This is Barbara's first quilt using the Circle Lord Swirls Template.

"The fabric was purchased from FabricMart - here in Hawaii. It was marked 100% cotton. But I suspect that it is not. It is super bright and drapable (like a soft rayon), I pre-washed it and it seems to hold it's color and did not shrink."

"I took a hands-on class at MQS with Debbie Wendt. It took about 3 to four hours to make AND quilt a lap-sized quilt on the Longarm, from start to finish. She even taught us a method for binding the quilt on the longarm. She has written a book on this technique:“Construction and Production – Making and Binding a Quilt on a Longarm, Midarm or Shortarm” and will be teaching at Innovations. " Barbara