In January I added an Intelliquilter to my longarm machine. The Intelliquilter is a computerized system that has a touch screen mounted to the head of th longarm, and drive motors attached on the rails of the longarm. After you set up what pattern you want on the quilt, & tell it where to put it & how big it should be, the Intelliquilter actually moves the machine head & stitches out the design. Here are a few pictures of the first customer quilt I did with the new IQ. Are those snails just the cutest thing?
The Intelliquilter can record patterns that I create, or there are hundreds & hundreds of digital patterns for sale online. There are so many new exciting patterns to try- it's hard to decide which one to use. One of my favorite designers right now is Anne Bright- check out here website & click on "digital patterns" to see some great patterns available for your quilts. If you click on the "edge 2 edge" designs, there are about 20 pages of patterns available.
This is a border from a quilt I did lately, with Anne Bright's pattern called "Jamaica." It is one of my favorites.