Kayaking fun

Hello Sweet Friends! I hope this finds you doing well. I have had the best time with my son home from Pennsylvania. Yesterday we went Kayaking out at the Glendale State Wildlife Preserve. The skies are filled with smoke from the fires out west. It gives this curtain feeling. You know the sun is there but you can’t see it from the blanket of smoke. My heart hurts from the fires and all the terrible things going on in our world right now. This week of taking off work and doing things to distract me from the news and reality has been a God send. Today we are taking off and going to the Fire Tower that is close to us and climbing to the top of it. Another thing that we enjoy doing together!

I have had a few quilts on the longarm since he has been here. And we had our big show at the Chandelier Barn Market this past weekend. We took our quilts that I have been working on over the year. It went really well and I am so thankful for that. We are part of their Christmas show this year too so starting next week I will be working like crazy to get ready for that. I decided I am taking all neutral quilts this time as I really love neutrals and I really want to get to where my quilts are distinguishable from the client quilts I work on. Now to decide what to do with all the colored fabric I have. I guess I will slowly start when winter gets here of putting them into bundles and getting them on Etsy!

Well I hope this finds you doing well. A quick reminder that as of right now we are 2 weeks out on our longarm quilting. So if you are wanting to get a quilt done and back fast get your request in!

Until next time!

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

Jenna Luedecke Designs

Jenn from Mountain View Quilter made this gorgeous test version of the Stella Star.

Hello Sweet Friends! I would like to introduce you to my friend Jenna of Jenna Luedecke Designs. She is a pattern maker and just released her new pattern Stella Star! It is a beginner friendly pattern for Foundation Paper Piecing. If you have never done it before now is a great time to learn! In fact she is getting ready to start her Stella Star Quilt A Long. I joined it. I’ve been wanting to learn how to paper piece for a long time. I’ve looked over the pattern and it completely looks doable for us newbies! Jenna also makes stunning quilts that I have had the opportunity to work on!

This is one of her quilts I worked on. The fabrics are from the Rifle Paper Co. Their fabric is so drool worthy and if money was no option I would have it all. Just check out that backing. We used the edge to edge Baptist Fans by Three Sisters Fabric. I think it turned out beautiful!

This is another one of Jenna’s that I worked on. The pattern is called Heart2Heart and it is by LaFortuna Designs, it is a new pattern coming out and you can watch her Etsy for the release. We used the edge to edge by Karlee Porter Designs called Mexican Tile 2. I love how this turned out! Perfect. I was a little skeptical at first but once I started I knew this was the best edge to edge for this pattern. Her colors are gorgeous. This quilt is beautiful wouldn’t you agree?

Well it is Thursday friends. We have almost made it to another weekend. It is crazy how fast the weeks are flying by. I wish they would slow down. I have so much I want to do, need to do, want to read, and want to paint. There is just now enough of me to get around and this week my neck and back have no been cooperating with me. Phew!

I hope you all have a great day!

Lisa

Inspiration Quilt & Client Quilt

I found this week that I had lost my inspiration for making a quilt. I cannot remember the last time I made one and I have a couple of test patterns coming up so I needed to jump back into it. So I pulled all my flower scraps out and did 9 inch blocks and pulled this quilt top together. I used the Compass edge to edge on it and I am loving how it turned out. I just need to get the binding done on it and it is headed to its new home. The lady has cancer and I hope the flowers brighten her day!

This is a client quilt I worked on. I have done a few for her. She likes her quits quilted very dense. Just look at all that texture on the back. I love it. I think the quilt itself was just beautiful and the quilting just adds the final touch!

It is raining here in Indiana like monsoon rain. We have had to empty our pool three times already as it was too full. It needs it again. I know the corn needed the rain but now I am ready for it to go on. I need to see some blue skies!! I hope you day is filled with sunshine and good deeds!

Love

Lisa

Bohemian Style Trippy Quilt Pattern

Hello Friends!

I was able to work up another Trippy Quilt that I am going to call Bohemian Rhapsody! What do you think about that? This quilt top is so colorful and has beautiful rich patterns thru out. It’s the perfect colors of summer! I should have it quilted up this week and in the shop..

If you are interested in making this quilt a part of your family you can send us a direct message here on the contact page! The quilt is 70 X 70 with about 40 different fabrics used to give it color and interest. There are 1,225 two inch squares in this! It will be backed with a beautiful Candy Green Kona Cotton solid.

I hope you have a great day and that quarantine is going good for you. We are hanging in there. Some days better than others! I think if summer would come to Indiana we would be doing a lot better!

Take care!

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

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

Burn Bright Quilt Pattern

Hello Monday!

Unfortunately the this week is the week that is suppose to be the worst for the Corona Virus. I’m praying so hard that after this week we can start getting back to a normal schedule, normal life, and a normal summer. We’ve been very lucky here no one in the family or extended family has gotten sick. I pray it stays that way.

I’ve been using my sewing to keep my mind off of stuff as much as I can. Otherwise it gets too overwhelming. Last week I worked on Modernly Morgan’s new pattern Burn Bright Quilt. It uses big blocks and I really enjoyed working on it. I made the throw size. I think………… it is 61X61. But don’t quote me on that one!

I used pretty colors of teal and blues and a touch of black, all Kona Cotton. The background is a pale blue. I longarmed it with Baptist Fans by Three Sisters Fabric. I love love their edge to edge designs!

Let me know what you think! How are you doing during this crisis? I hope your being safe!

Love

Lisa

Phase Quilt 2

Hello Friends!

As mentioned in an earlier post I pattern tested this Phase Quilt pattern for Modern Handcraft. I did this one recently in twin size. The colors are a pretty dark blue with shades of gray. I think it came out beautifully. I love it so much that I’m thinking it is going on the bed in the spare bedroom of my house!

I used Urban Elementz Midnight Sparkle edge to edge pattern. It gives the effect of the stars and the sky over the moon phases. For someone who is obsessed with the moon I really love this quilt. What do you think of it?

And more importantly how are you doing? This Virus and what I call House arrest is starting to get to a lot of people. I have my waves that come too of pure anxiety. Listening to the news I get the overwhelming feeling that I am going to get this. So, I try and not listen to the news too much. I try and keep myself busy sewing or reading. I am making sure I get outside too for some fresh air. I think that is really important, especially if you deal with anxiety.

I do hope you are all doing good and we here at Lavender Fields send you all loving vibes!!

Love

Lisa

Vibrant Water Color Quilt

Hello Peeps!

I hope you are doing well today! I was having some major anxiety earlier but I got dressed and got outside and I am feeling a lot better now! I wanted to let you know that I finally got this water color Vintage Lace Quilt all done up and ready for Etsy right here!

I hope you all have a great day and I pray that this Virus goes away soon! I’m ready to get back to normal life!

Love

Lisa