Meet the digital pantograph design released to the Longarm League membership in July of 2021. It's called Together.
I work on a lot of designs—sometimes many at once—and can't always remember what my inspiration or motivation behind them was, but I'm pretty sure this was started after seeing some wallpaper on Pinterest that I really liked. That's not the first time that's happened, either. It turns out wallpaper really gets my creative juices flowin'! When I nested the repeating rows together, I saw the possibility of them appearing to intertwine, and I was really into that idea.
I could see this design working well on a modern quilt top, and/or perhaps one with a lot of negative space - the texture really looks great!
This sample quilt size is approximately 45" x 50". For a reference in scaling the design, the pictures here show a 3.0" row height with a gap between rows of -1.167" which created a pattern height of 4.167".
There are some small areas of backstitching, but nothing that's too difficult to execute or line up. There is no offsetting required. Just close the gap between the rows and you're off to the races!
If you've been around here for a while, you'll know that I love a good mix of straight + curvy lines in my quilting to add interest. This design definitely checks that box!
I'm also getting peace-sign, pretzel, and generalized retro vibes. So there you go with more checkboxes ticked! ✅
If you do use this design, I'd love for you to use the hashtag #togetherpanto and tag @longarmleague so we can see what you're up to!
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