Client Vintage Lace Quilt

Hello Friends!

I wanted to share this beautiful Vintage Lace quilt that my client sent me to longarm quilt. The colors of fall mixed with the blacks made it so classic. She choose edge to edge design City of Light by Karlee Porter Designs. And to pick it up a notch she choose a gold thread. Stellar! The quilt pattern Vintage Lace can be found at Lo and Behold Stitchery. Brittany has quite a few fantastic modern quilt patterns! Enjoy the pictures!

Backing Fabric. Cream with gold.

Get in touch with us or fill out the contact form if you would love to use this edge to edge on your quilt top! We also have thousands of designs to choose from. We would love to help you get your quilt top finished and made into a beautiful legacy for your family!

XO’s

Lisa

Amazing Grace Quilt

Hello Friday Peeps!

I don’t know about you guys but this week flew by! I mean like where did it go? I know I spent 10 hours on one quilt top on Tuesday and i think that is where I lost my track of time. Wednesday was resting my mind. So I guess that is where I lost my time! Yikes!

I wanted to talk about this panel i got from Missouri Quilt Co. It is called Amazing Grace. The panel is 54 X 65. So a very nice size. I added a border to it and some very pretty butterflies on the backing. I am sending this quilt to my mom for Mother’s Day. This panel makes a great gift for those you really care about. I’ve already gifted one. I plan on making one for our house soon also! I used Urban Elementz Midnight Sparkle to quilt it. It seems to be my favorite right now!

If you would like a custom quilt with this panel just send us a direct message here on our contact page or an email to lavenderfieldsblankets@gmail.com. It makes a wonderful gift for your family or friends who love God. I hope this quilt brings my mom some comfort during her days!

Much love

Lisa

Red, White, and Blue

Patriotic Quilt I Longarmed for our Local quilt shop. I used Midnight Sparkle for the edge to edge design.

Another Quilt I did for the local Quilt shop. I used the Baptist Fans edge to edge on it. I love how both of these quilts turned out. Fantastic don’t you think?

Hope you are having a good day! This Corona Virus stuff that is hitting has gotten a lot of people on edge! I think it is going to get worse before it gets better. Stay safe and Stay Home! Make those quilts!

Love

Lisa

Quilts of Valor

Hello Wednesday friends! I hope this finds you doing well. Times have been busy here. We are currently working on quilts, baby quilts with crib bedding and such for our shows this fall! We will be at the Chandelier Barn Market this fall and Christmas! We are so excited!

We’ve had the opportunity this week along with our regular Longarm Quilting to work on this Quilt of Valor! These quilts that come from the Quilts of Valor are donated to a veteran. The quilt maker volunteers her time and the Longarm quilter donates her quilting and batting. We all work together to make a large quilt to be given to the Veteran at a little celebration! It is another way to give back and we are all about that!

We also obtained some old vintage quilted tops. In fact they are handstitched and they are amazing! We are going to be repairing these and quilting them and making quilted coat tops! This is another one of our missions that we are working on. For every 10 quilted coats we sell we will be personally handing out a coat to a homeless person in Indiana. We hope that you will help us with this mission by donating quilt tops for this project! As a quilter and person with a heart for serving and caring for others I believe this will be a good way to give back. IF you would like to personally get involved please send me an email at lavenderfieldsblankets@gmail.com or through our website here on the contact page!

Hand Stitched Quilt tops from Stitch and Found.

We would also love to be able to supply a hat and gloves with these coats. So if you would like to donate those that would be great. We will start handing out the coats this fall for the winter season 2020-2021. We would love to now but it just takes time and resources and those are being used in other areas too. But we should definitely be up and running with the coats this fall!

Well I guess that is about it for now! We are working on two quilt alongs and will have that information for you tomorrow! Have a great day!

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

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

Feeling like Fall

Hello Friends!

Its feeling like fall here and I have to admit……… I love it! No I did not think I would be saying those words. But it has been a hot summer and the cool air feels so good. My allergies have been a wreck with the warm temperatures and I can already tell that I am breathing much easier. #thankful!

I’ve been working on this really cool Halloween themed quilt. We decided to do the binding in orange and then a stripe down the side in black and white.

This quilt top was put together using the pattern “Hill Country Queen” out of Laura Preston’s new book called “Simple Geometric Quilting”. I loved the idea of the bigger blocks! We used a panto from Urban Elementz called Spider Web. I really love the web effect and Urban Elementz edge to edge designs are always really easy to work with. They line up perfect. If you want dense or medium density they always look great! Next in line is another Halloween themed quilt that they are wanting the spider web panto on with black thread! I cannot wait to see that one!

The backing fabric is perfect and was used on the front in blocks too. I don’t have any information on it. So not sure where it came from or who designed it but if you know feel free to let me know! I love it! It is the perfect backing for a really cool Halloween quilt.

Showing in the upper picture is the two colors of binding that was used. I think the contrast of the two different colors and the stripes add a little crazy Halloween touch to this one. In this picture it has had it’s first bath and is off to it’s new home! Do you do themed based quilts for your home? I really like the touch of the holidays very lightly around my house so a quilt is the perfect thing to hang for the holiday season!

I will close for now. I am working on this tree for a Christmas themed quilt. And another Halloween quilt up behind it. It is time for the seasons I guess!

Hope you have an excellent rest of the week. If you have any questions about a custom quilt or any longarm quilting service please feel free to contact us through the contact form found here on our website. Remember when you send a quilt to us we know you want it back fast. So it’s a priority to get it quilted. Get is squared up. Bind it if you need us to. And get it back to you as soon as we can. You will be kept up to date on where we are at with your quilt top. I make quilts too so I know how precious that quilt top is to you! I know how much work goes into getting it all done. I treat each quilt top as if it was my own!

Much love

Lisa

Client Quilt

A client’s sweet baby quilt I quilted up for her. Bright colors of purple and green. She choose the panto called Rambling Daisies. With medium density quilting. This quilt was 50 X 50.

Her quilt was all squared up and ready for binding when she received it! I think when I make a quilt for myself that was always the one thing I did not like doing. Now since I do it for clients it has become a favorite of mine. Nothing looks better that a new quilted quilt all squared up! In fact every quilt that leaves here is squared up unless you ask us not too! And…….there is no extra charge for that! What?!

Let us know how we can help you get your quilt all finished up! We would love to work with you!

Lisa