Is It Live, or Is It Memorex?

I hope my friend Michelle doesn’t mind me borrowing her phrase for something fun you can do with the IQ. The IQ will let you record your motions when you manually stitch out a design. Then you can set the IQ to repeat that design whenever and wherever you like! So it’s computerized stitching, but it’s using your own handguided design instead of one someone else digitized. Hence the title of this post.

I wanted to try a ribbon meander. First I drew a single meander on a practice piece of muslin.

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After I recorded it, I played with it in the IQ software. I copied the design and offset it from the original meandered line. Here is the result:

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And this is how it looks on a quilt:

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I didn’t get a very good picture of the quilt, as the customer just happened to stop in as I was taking the quilt off the frame! Of course she wanted to take it with her, so I had to hurry to get a pic.

This next quilt was done the old-fashioned way – no IQ, just lots of ruler work and some freehanding in the borders. This was such a neat piecing design, I felt I really needed to keep the 3D and linear effect going. So LOTS of straight lines, but I think it was worth it.

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I didn’t like working in the basement in my house, but I did like that I was able to get pretty good photographs of the quilts there. I’m struggling to find a good spot in my new above ground studio, so I apologize for the mediocre photos.

I’ll have another ‘Memorex’ quilt to share at a later date, but first I’ll have to find where I saved the pictures!

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4 Responses

  1. Do I mind???!!!???? Of course I mind!!! LOL I mind that you are already recording complete patterns to use on customer quilts!! And lovely ones at that!!!

    Both quilts look great. Can’t wait to see more…

  2. Oh wow! Those are really great!

  3. That is wonderful! I am going to have to give that a try. The quilts are wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. […] This top was a perfect candidate for Memorexing (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go here.) […]

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