Stella Star plus more!

Hello! Good Morning! Guess what? I made a quilt! It has been a while. But it was so much fun. This quilt pattern is the Stella Star. The star parts are paper pieced. First time I have done paper piecing and it was so much fun! I am ready to do it again! If you have not tried it I would start out on this pattern. Jenna explains so well in her pattern how to do it. I also found a really good YouTube video that helped me a lot. I will link it here! If you have been quilting a while you will love this. It is something new to learn and it kind of feels like you have leveled up! You know what I mean?

I chose all neutrals for this quilt. I love how all the soft colors turned out. I think the only thing I would change is the color of the star outline. But other than that I am pretty happy with the choices. I used Marmalade as the edge to edge design and added my binding on the back and brought it around the front like I do and machine stitched it down. I love doing it that way. Gives the front of the quilt such a perfect look! What do you think?

I worked on this Meadowland Quilt this weekend. What beautiful fabrics! It is the second one I have done for Mary and she always picks the best fabrics. They always have animals in them. The first one you can find on here she used a Birch Fabric and they were all birds. It was adorable. Kind of makes it hard to send the quilts back. She chose the edge to edge design Flicker Flame. I think it turned out perfect!

I worked on this Christmas Joy quilt that was sent in also. Is it not so pretty? And that backing fabric was flannel and so nostalgic. She chose the edge to edge pattern Loop D Loop and I just love it. It is similar to Midnight Sparkle. Just a lot more sparkle! I will defiantly be using this one again!

I hope you have a great day where ever you are. It is starting to cool off here and yesterday the wind was blowing in a cold front. The leaves were blowing everywhere and the sun shining on the trees was just breath taking with all the beautiful fall colors! It is a blessing being in an area where the seasons are a big change. But my heart is still in Tampa Florida. I fell in love with Clear Water Beach and that area when i went down there this summer. I dream of a condo on the beach. Where I can see the ocean and hear it. I can sew and people watch and maybe makes some friends through the window. We can dream right?!

Ok still dreaming of Florida but getting off of here now so I can get to work. I have a Knitted Star quilt I am going to be working on, it is a Christmas Gift so I will not be posting pictures until after Christmas. Have a great day!

Lisa

Christmas Cardinals E2E

I also did the binding on the quilt. Don’t you just love that backing! Gah!

Hello Monday! Hello Christmas Cardinals.

I got to work on this quilt top today. Is it not beautiful. I am not sure of the name of the pattern. I will get that information tomorrow. But it is really beautiful and unique! The colors and the pattern is just so cool. I would definitely love to have time to make one. We used the edge to edge Christmas Cardinals in a pretty big print. They are hard to see on that white but it turned out real cute. You can definitely see the cardinals on the white really well.

I am finally getting caught up (hopefully) tomorrow on the Stellar Star quilt! I have been excited to start on it. I am going to read the pattern over tonight and I always highlight the size and directions that I need. I am testing another one of Amanda’s patterns this week also! So lots of fun stuff to work on while I longarm quilt client quilts.

We are also a sponsor for one week for the Shine quilt pattern sew along that Suzy @SuzyQuilts is putting on starting September 23 I do believe! The pattern is another really cool one and I will doing one of those too. I need quilts for my Christmas show so these three will be perfect addition.

Ok………….. I really don’t know anymore. I am really just kind of tired and blah today. The cooler weather is making me want to stay in bed and read all day. Anyone else?

XO’s

Lisa

Were out and about!

We are out and about today and tomorrow at the Chandelier Barn Market in Montgomery, Indiana!

Come out and see us and introduce yourself. We are so excited to see our friends and make new ones! The weather is suppose to be great today. Yesterday we sit up and we seen a ton of very beautiful booths. Something for everyone. This year the market will be on the Gasthof grounds in Montgomery!

We hope to see you there

XO

Lisa

Client Quilt 135

Hello Friends! Check out this beautiful Meadowland quilt I got to work on that was pieced by Jane. The fabrics are so pretty. Jane chose the edge to edge Triple Clamshell by Karlee Porter Designs.

Isn’t that backing just adorable too. I really never use the color yellow but this is making me change my mind!

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I have been busy and while I’ve been busy I have been taking a class from Jenna Kutcher and listening to her podcast. She gives really good solid advice for small business owners. Check her out! What are some of your favorite podcasts? Let me know so I can check them out!

Till next time

Lisa

Trippy Quilt

Trippy Quilt

Hello Friends!

We were able to get some good pictures of this Trippy Quilt I did. The pattern is by Southern Charm Quilts. The pattern is one of three that come in this package. I wanted to get away from the traditional Trippy Quilts that are out there. They are beautiful! But I wanted to give mine a little bit of bohemain or gypsy feel. The fabrics used in this quilt were all scraps that I have. It was fun going through my scraps and putting all these fun fabrics together!

We are getting very busy with Longarm Quilt jobs and that is super exciting! We are so thankful for our clients. They have been super at referring us and getting us up and off the ground. We also have two shows fast approaching this fall. So most of our quilts on our Etsy have been marked down to make room here in our storage for show quilts! Including this one! You can find it right here!

We are taking our quilts into more of a color scheme for shows. Which I think will make a more cohesive booth space. I am also really feeling very nostalgic for more traditional quilt patterns. What?!? I know crazy!

I cannot wait to start showing you the new quilts coming out! I am super excited! We are also busy busting out some face masks for some businesses!

We hope you are having a great time right now enjoying your family during this time. Pretty soon we will all be back to real life and going in so many different directions. Let’s all make sure we really absorb and relish this time!

Love

Lisa

Client Quilt

Hello Friends! We hope you had a very good Christmas!! It was pretty quiet here but we are all celebrating as a family on the 30th. So it will not be quiet that day! I had the pleasure of working really hard to get three last minute quilts done that were dropped off before Christmas. Phew! That tested my anxiety, just a tad. 🙂

This was one of the quilts. The quilt top was amazing. Done in beautiful batiks! I just really loved it! We decided to use a bubble theme as the quilt had so many straight angles the bubbles would soften it up a bit! It turned out perfect and the client really loved it!

The quilt was a Christmas gift for the client’s grandson! Can you believe it! What a wonderful gift of love. Lots of hours went into this quilt and I am so glad I was blessed to be a part of it! And I am so glad I was able to push harder that I thought I could to get these three quilts out and to the owner and to the gifted!

We are sincerely honored every time we get a quilt top! It’s like being a part of something that goes out into the world and spreads warmth and love!

We are so grateful to our clients who trust us with their quilt tops! We thank you so much! We hope going into 2020 that we have more than enough quilt tops to keep us busy and that you, whatever season in life you are in, have a blessed 2020!

Love

Lisa

Quilt Binding

Hello Friends! I thought we would talk binding today! I had a demonstration the other day for hand quilting and got lots of questions on my binding techniques. I’m kinda a perfectionist on this. Well maybe, the whole process, but that’s all of us right?! Right!

Anyhow, I always cut my binding at 2.5 inches. I love the look of the extra 1/4 inch and it makes it so much easier to make sure I am covering those sewing lines! I typically use a black and white strip. Not always, but typically. I find it just makes a quilt look so classy!

Another thing I do is if I am machine sewing both sides of my binding down I will first machine sew it to the back of the quilt top. This is different than if you are hand stitching that last half down. I don’t like the line from the stitching on the binding on the front of my quilt. I would rather match the thread bobbin color to the back of the quilt. Most quilt backings are patterned and that line just gets lost really easy! I also use my scant 1/4 inch foot from my machine. It allows me to drop one edge, the left, off the binding and down onto the quilt leaving the right side up on the binding. This gives me a straight line right on the edge of the binding.

A mighty fine nice straight line on the binding almost every time. But go slow! There is no rush in sewing down binding! No rush in anything quilting!!

Another great tip! This! A miracle to helping keep that binding in place until you machine sew it down. I will take my binding after I have sewn it down to the back of the quilt, I flip the quilt over and use binding clips to hold the binding down all around the front of the quilt. I then take it to the ironing board and about 12 inches at a time I will put a strip of that glue under the binding and iron heat it down. I still use a small amount of binding clips just in case it hasn’t dried completely. Do hold the iron over it for a few seconds to really heat up that fabric and dry that glue.

Next sew down that binding. And you will notice with this quilt I messed up and sewed it down to the front first. Remember, no one is perfect! It’s not a problem! Just sew slow and your front line on the quilt should be nice and straight at least. And match that binding thread to the colors on the front of the quilt.

Pretty straight! But like I said………..go slow. There is no competition or prize for being the fast one at binding. At least I don’t know of any………….

This one again was sewn first onto the front. It is just a preference thing and a thing to remember that difference between hand stitching and machine stitching. Either way your going to get those perfect corners and perfect straight lines. It’s a game changer for me. I love hand sewing my binding down but a lot of my customers would rather have theirs machine sewn.

My final suggestion. When you get to those corners use a straight pin to lock up under that fabric so you can pull it into a perfect corner. It really makes a big difference! If you have any questions or comments please let us know!! We love feedback!

WE hope everyone has a great rest of the week and happy quilting!

Love and light,

Lisa

Meadowland Quilt

Hello!

Don’t you just love Facebook memories! A year ago today I was out taking pictures of this Meadowland Quilt! The pattern is by Megan at Then Came June. This quilt is a nice size 64 X 64. I used colors of orange and turquoise patterns and it has been one of my favorite quilts. It was a lot of cutting and a lot of sewing but the quilt pattern is magnificent.

This quilt has been gently used. Mainly hanging on my quilt rack. It has been washed a few times but the coloring is still very pretty. I am over loaded with quilts right now and have decided to get rid of a lot of them. You can score this quilt for $125 plus shipping right now! Today! What?!?

The backing fabric is just as pretty as the front. Shades of orange and pink.

I choose to bind it in my favorite black and white stripe. I think the stripe just makes it look a little classy! If you are interested in this quilt please email us at lavenderfieldsblankets@gmail.com We will respond back to the first person and then send you a paypal address where you can send your money! And we will get the quilt out to you the next day!

Also if you are not following us on Facebook then please do! We are going to start doing give-aways for the holiday season. Your lucky cause the first one was suppose to be yesterday but I ended up in the doctors all morning and so it wasn’t started! New shoot date is for Friday! Follow us on Instagram at Lavenderfieldsco and on Facebook at Lavenderfieldsblankets.

I hope everyone has a great Humpday! The sun is shining here and we are just so grateful for that!

Sending positive vibes!

Lisa

Happenings!

Happy Sunday friends!

I hope all is ok where you are! We are running into this week fast as it’s a short week! Thanksgiving this week with friends and family! We been doing a lot of organizing and cleaning. Today when desperately need to work on the outside of our house. The rain came and the chickens decided the front porch was the place to be. And the leaves are everywhere. This is the first year we have not raked up our leaves. I wanted them left alone to give our log cabin that fallish vibe. Well now they are getting on my nerves! Crazy! So some of them have to go!

I worked on this beautiful quilt this week! Lots of low volume fabric and some pastel colored squares! The pattern is from the book Modern Rainbow. The quilts in it are beautiful! Rebecca has an eye for color. This quilt will be listed in our Etsy shop just as soon as we can get good pictures of it. I used white binding on it. Cotton batting! I used an edge to edge from Karlee Porter Designs. I believe Retro Tile #11.

We do have a busy week here. I simply cannot believe that it is almost Christmas again. Our son from the Air Force will be home December 30th so I am looking forward to that! We of course miss him bunches! We don’t have too many things planned. Mostly just getting as much time as we can with him. He is getting deployed in April so I doubt he will be home any time soon after this visit!

Well I do hope you are surrounded by love and good food! Family and friends!

On a side note we still have a few openings for Christmas quilts if you are needing them LongArmed! Just fill out the form and we will get right back to you!

Thank you so much

Love

Lisa

Snowflake quilt #2

Hello Friends! Welcome to my second Snowflake quilt using the pattern by Nicole at Modern Handcraft! I have to admit. The second one was just as much fun as the first one! I’m really thinking about doing one in all neutrals. I’m thinking a white snowflake and a cream background! What do you think? I have really been dreaming in neutrals….. lately.

This custom ordered quilt has now gone on to her new home. I hope she is loved there as much as she was here! Did you know we do custom orders? If you see a quilt you would like we can get the pattern and work with you on colors and make it a reality. Just leave us a comment on our comment form page and we can talk if this is something you would be interested in!

What are you working on now? Have you worked a Snowflake quilt? There are so many beautiful ones if you want to check them out with the hashtag #snowflakesewalong !!

Well it’s very cold here and we are planning on staying in and staying warm today! Happy Saturday Friends!

XO

Lisa