Doilies in Patchwork


The big breakthrough here is that I was able to topstitch these various doilies to the surface without any mistakes; like the hopping foot getting caught in the lacy parts. I think that shows my technical progress on the longarm is improving.  Sewing this panel (which will become pillows) is improving my confidence that more and more steps of the (laborious) crazy quilt process could be achieved more quickly on the longarm.  It's exciting new territory.  I've wanted to experiment with these different elements (doilies, lace overlays, etc.) for awhile but it's been slow getting to that point.  Having an immediate deadline helps move the process along faster!