Early on in my career, as a longarm quilter, the majority of my customers were family. This very creative project was made by daughter’s mother-in-law Pat M and entrusted to me for quilting. I was so thrilled to have something made by someone other than myself to work with.
This was the first project I received that presented an obstacle. The challenge, which was smack-dab in the middle, was the free-floating prairie points. Somehow I had to maneuver my machine around the points without stitching them down. I managed to successfully conquer the points by gently lifting them up as I progressed.
I incorporated the swirl, a loopy meander and straight line stitches into the piece. While the quality of my stitches are not as polished as they would be if I had done it today, I’m still very pleased with the outcome.