"Maggie's Roses" is one of those pantographs that makes you work. But the all-over freshness of the design is well worth the effort. As I said before, it's not a difficult pattern. But it is a dense pattern. Each 68"pass took about 25 minutes. But each pass was 14" wide. So it was as if I'd done 2 rows with a regular pantograph. The only difficult part of this pantograph is when you stop in the middle of it, answer the phone, and then return to it without being super-careful about which direction you should be heading. Ask me how I know this...
The back shows a slight bit of needle-pokes with each stitch. But the color of the thread against the bright white fabric - as well as the fact that the tension behaved nicely - makes up for it.
Here is the finished front:
And the finished back:
This is the cowboy quilt that will be loaded up next:
This customer is a meticulous piecer. She always gives me clean, pressed quilts with absolutely no issues at all! Such a treasure. She's asked me to use the pantograph called "Rodeo Way" by Dave Hudson.
What I especially love about this quilt is the pieced backing. She found the greatest mix of southwestern fabrics and pieced them together. It's going to be really nice to look at when it's finished.
I haven't decided on the thread yet, whether shiny or cotton or variegated.
This afternoon I have 2 students arriving for their 3rd quilting class. They're loving how their quilt blocks are turing out, and that kind of enthusiasm is what keeps me going!