Once I had the place mats done I thought it would be a good idea to do some practicing! One design that I don’t feel I really have in my head yet is McTavishing. I think it is absolutely beautiful but I have never been asked to do it on a quilt so I thought I would give it a go so I’m ready for the day that request comes in! It’s good to be prepared.
McTavishing is like handwriting, every longarmer’s looks different and I had no idea what I was doing so I just went for it! I started by trying the more traditional McTavishing but kept adding the shell shape into it. Then I tried doing it around large swirls and I really like how that turned out. Basically a mix of swirls and shells with a lot of echoing, I like the texture it creates.
I just loaded a beautiful New York Beauty quilt on my machine and it will probably take me all week or more to get that one done as there is a lot of ditch stitching to do.
Here is a peek at the quilt top.