What do longarm quilting and decorating cakes have in common?

Answer:  Custom piping. Our granddaughter recently began a cake decorating business.

You can take a look at her Red Velvet Cake here:        http://kimberlydurstcakes.wordpress.com/

Her beautiful piped scrolls in the frosting are reminiscent of many longarm quilting patterns. And she is finding that improvement comes not with avoiding the difficult, but rather diving in, with practice, practice, practice.

We hear that again & again from the quilting pros. A few years ago I wouldn’t do feathers, because I couldn’t do them well. After a few classes from Linda V. Taylor (“If I can do it, you can do it.”) my confidence grew & so did my practice. Now I love to do free-hand feather quilting designs, & I continue to practice.

Fancy Feather Frenzy class with Linda V. Taylor

Fancy Feather Frenzy class with Linda V. Taylor

Customer quilt, back quilting detail

Customer quilt, back quilting detail

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One Response to “What do longarm quilting and decorating cakes have in common?”

  1. Linda Says:

    Your practice has definitely paid off. You’ve turned many of my “pigs ears” into silk purses!

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