Sunday, June 9, 2013

Rare Inspiration

Imagine my surprise when I received word that a photo I had shared of fabric used for the back of one of my quilts had inspired the design of a new long arm quilting pantograph!

One of my on-line long-arm quilting mentors is Patricia Ritter who not only designs pantographs but is the owner of  Urban Elementz.  If you haven't checked out this online really need to do so.

She shared that since the fabric I used had inspired the new design, I will be receiving the new pantograph in the mail, completely free, once it arrives back from the printer in about one week.  At that time, it will be available for purchase by the public.  I will let everyone know when it is available.

But for is the preliminary design....copyright 2013 Patricia E. Ritter

And this is the photo that inspired the quilting pantograph design....

I'm so excited to receive the new pantograph and will be excited to find just the right quilt to use the new design on....too bad my blue star quilt is finished.  Maybe I'll have to see if I can purchase more of this backing fabric and make another quilt! LOL

In the meantime, I did get the binding strips cut, sewed together and pressed in order to bind this blue quilt last night.  Now I just need to machine sew the binding to the top and then I'll have my night-time hand sewing project to keep me busy this coming week.  Once the binding is will be ready to use on the bed. :)  Oops....that reminds me....I need to make a label and sew it in the back corner when I attach the binding by machine.

Happy sewing!


  1. Hi Theresa!

    I'm Claire, and I'm an intern for You may be familiar with some of our sister sites, FaveCrafts and AllFreeSewing. I'm contacting you because I would love to feature some of your quilting tutorials on!

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    1. Hi Claire! I have just recently posted a new tutorial that I would be happy to give permission to to feature on your site, newsletters, etc. This new tutorial can be found at:

      Thanks, Theresa