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

Rainbow Quilt and binding!

Hello friends! I hope you are having a great weekend! I was able to get this quilt all finished up this week and I am pretty happy about that and really like how it turned out. It’s one of my own quilt patterns. I love drawing up quilt patterns on graph paper and seeing how they turn out!

I use the edge to edge design from Urban Elementz called “Path to my Heart” I love how it turned out. I believe that rainbows are a sign of love and peace, so the hearts in this design just matched up perfectly! What do you think?

When I am short on time I will machine sew my binding down on both sides. The problem with doing that is I hate that line of stitches going around the front of the quilt. It interferes with the Longarm design. So I first sew the binding on the back of the quilt with my machine. So then it flips over to the front..

Next I press down that binding to the front side and clip it with my binding clips. I then go all round that on the front and glue that binding down. Just do little stripes at a time and as you put the glue on go ahead and iron that down. The heat will dry the glue. I then just add a few quilt clips every 3-4 inches just to help keep it all down nice and neat. Here is the link to the glue baste it that I use. It works really well and washes out of the quilt in the first wash. It comes with a tiny wand so it’s not coming out real fast!

I then change my foot on my sewing machine so that I can have one side down on the quilt top and the other side down on the binding. This allows you to get very close to the edge of the binding.

Here you can see what a great close stitch you can get. And no ugly sewing line going down the front of your quilt. It will blend in with the fabric on the back and not be so noticeable. I hope you give this a try if you machine sew your binding down. If you have any questions please feel free to comment and I will answer you and help you as much as I can!

Hope you have a great Sunday! We will be watching football and doing Taco Sunday…………. cause tacos just go good with football! Right? Go Bears!

Love,

Lisa