I took my long arm in for service in December after having her for 3 years. I use her a lot, and I knew she needed a clean, but I kept putting it off because I had things to do and she was running really well. But around the holidays I had some time and finally took her in. When I got her back I got her all hooked up and ready to go but needed a little project to test her out.
I used to do a lot of fabric dying and had these 2.5″ squares leftover from a rainbow gradation experiment. I just pieced them together in rows to make as big of a piece as possible. Our cats and dogs like to lay in front of the fireplace, and I figured they could use it as a floor mat. I loaded up my little piece and got to practicing!
Here it is in progress:
I was trying to make my swirls a bit bigger with about 1/4″ spacing between lines, and threw in some leaves and boxy lines for fun.
It was done pretty quickly, and I think she’s running really well!
Here are some more close-ups:
I found a larger piece to use for the back, and bound it with red:
Here is the full front:
…and the full back:
It looks great in front of the fireplace and the furry kids have been enjoying it!
The Rainbow Mat was on my Q1’20 FAL list, so I will be posting it on Instagram soon.
What a beautiful project! I love the rainbow fabrics and your quilting is so elegant. Lucky fur kiddos!