This was the first time I have tried this technique and I used the Square Feet from Handi Quilter. It was brilliant - so quick and easy and very satisfying!
Since moving my machine, I have a lot more space around the back and so I thought I would try pantographs again. Basically you have a pattern at the back of the machine which you trace with a laser light. These are called Edge 2 Edge designs.
This is a new one for me and it called Bellflower by Keryn Emmerson. It stitched out beautifully and gave such great texture.
I have to say that I really enjoyed doing this and, although FMQ is my first love, I would definitely quilt more using pantographs and will shortly be adding it to the services I offer my customers.
The only thing I didn't think about when I decided to quilt it this way, was that you would be able to see the horizontal lines, from piecing on the frame, on the back of the quilt.
In future that would certainly determine what patterns I would quilt on a quilt that had been pieced this way, but there are still plenty of designs that would work.
Here's hoping for another finish before too long!