Quilting is like breathing…I get cranky when I can't do it!!

brown-bali-pop4I’ll be working on a customer quilt today while in the Quilt Cave, but thought I’d share one of the quilts I finished before BroncoFest came along and threw orange and blue all over my work space!

I’m sure Judy Z. purchased it, but I don’t know the name of this pattern. She made it using a Bali Pop batik jelly roll, which is made by Hoffman.  If you’re interested, I’ll contact her to get the actual name, but in the meantime you can find free Hoffman patterns here.  I quilted it using the free Starburst pantograph pattern by Patricia Ritter at Digi-Tech.brown-bali-pop1

I’ve purchased several digital patterns and have printed some out and taped them together to use, but it is very time consuming and hard to make sure the paper fits together in a straight line!

My goal is to eventually be able to use these designs with the PantoVision software from ABM International.  This software will load on a tablet that I can mount to the front of the machine, so I can sew from the front and watch what I’m doing at eye level…and I’m so excited about that prospect!  Right now it only runs on a Windows tablet, which I don’t have.  So, I’ll have to trade out my Android tablet to make this work, but I’m going to wait for Windows 8 to come out on an affordable device.

This still doesn’t make my machine a computerized system in the sense that I still have to guide the machine myself, but it will be easier on my neck, as well as allow me to interact with the fabric as I quilt.

In the meantime, I’m adding designs to my wish list!

Comments on: "Bali Pops Quilt…Love It!" (1)

  1. Nice job on the panto! I’ve looked at PantoVision too and wished it worked with an IPAD because then I would have a good excuse to get one!

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