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

Phase Quilt Test Pattern

Hello Friends!

I was able to test a new pattern being released by Modern Handcraft. The Pattern is called Phase. Oh my loved every minute of it. I love doing curves and I love love the moon. The pattern is super easy to understand and Nicole has lots of tutorials on doing curves. I am currently working on another one that is large. This one is throw size. I used the edge to edge design called City of Light from Karlee Porter Designs. It turned out beautiful and is now hanging on my quilt rack above my stairs. You can get the pattern here.

We hope that you are all doing well with the Corona Virus quarantine. I know it is very unsettling right now so our suggestion is find something that you love to do and concentrate on that. We are also working on our spring cleaning! Not as much fun as quilting but hey at least it will be done once we get released to be back out in the wild!

Lots of love and peace,

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

Vintage Lace Quilt

Hello Friends

Its been a while I know! How are you all doing? I finished up my Vintage Lace Qal and got mine on the Longarm this past week. I decided to go with the Baptist Fans and gosh i absolutely love how it turned out! Pure perfection I think! What do you think?

The texture. That is what I am looking for when I pick a Longarm design. After this is washed it will be so soft and crinkled!

If you have any questions about this design or any others that you can check out on our Portfolio let us know! We would love to help you get your quilt top made into a delicious quilt!

I hope you all have a great day!

Love

Lisa

Colors of Neutral

Yes! It is strange. But I do occasionally make a quilt in neutral colors. And you know what? I love it! It actually exceeded my expectation by a million. The Meadowland Quilt pattern is by Megan at Then Came June. Her patterns are always full of color and so pretty!

I used neutral pattern in black, white, and beige. I used a solid kona cotton color in tan.

Just coming off the Longarm. I longarm quilted it with a pattern from Three Sisters Fabric called Baptist Fan.

The backing is a soft gray pattern and you can really see the edge to edge design on it.

This quilt will add a beautiful touch to any modern home. The colors will actually do well in any decor style with it’s neutral palette. The quilts measures 64 X 80 and is listed on Etsy right here! If you like this quilt I am getting ready to do another one and you can pick out your color scheme, just shoot us an email @ lavenderfieldsblankets@gmail.com or send us a message on the contact page here on the website!

I hope you all are having a good Wednesday and that life is treating you kindly. Around here we are just so grateful for everyday that is good and for everyday that brings challenges. God is good all the time!

Love

Lisa

Steep Rock Quilt

Hello Friends! Happy Monday! AS I write this Sunday night! We are anxiouslly waiting to head to Louisville in the morning to pick up our Airman and get him home for a few days! Praying that the weather holds out and it’s just rain!

I had the opportunity to work on The Steep Rock Quilt this past week. I had done one a few weeks ago for a baby gift. I was so excited to get my Longarm jobs done and had some extra time to make one in the twin size! And of course in my favorite rainbow colors!

This quilt pattern comes together really fast!! I do have one block going the wrong way! But if you read my post on Instagram about how in the older days they intentionally left a mistake in every quilt to remind them that only God was perfect. So I decided to leave!

I used this owl backing in a very pretty blue. I did not have enough of it to do the whole backing so I pieced a rainbow through it. But……..I still ended the longarming with only one inch of fabric to work with. I say that was cutting it close! Geez!

This quilt pattern is by Erin at The Blanket Statement. She found out right before Christmas that she had cervical cancer and actually had surgery on December 24th, Christmas Eve. I’ve been trying to get everyone to check out the patterns on her website and pick up a pdf pattern to help support her and her family. So, if you could please do! And I will be so happy for her and a big thank you from me! We after all should stick together. Life is better together!

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

Quilts of Valor

Hello Monday again!

It seems the time is flying by. Anyone else feel that way? I have so many things I need to do. So many things I want to do that I’m just kind of stuck!

So this morning I am making me two to do lists. One for the house and life. One for quilting. I have always been a firm believer in lists but for some reason I’ve gotten away from it lately and that feeling of being overwhelmed and scattered is driving me crazy! What do you do to keep yourself on track?

I had the privilege of working on this Quilt of Valor. If you haven’t heard of the organization it is a great one! You rather volunteer to make the quilt top and backing or you volunteer to Long Arm the quilt. Then when it is finished it is donated to a Veteran. The organization is very dear and near to my heart as we have a lot of Veterans in our family including me. We also have a son who serves in the Air Force right now.

Everyone loves quilts. Giving one to a veteran is a way to recognize them and let them know that as quilters we surround them with love and gratefulness for the sacrifices! Even if you didn’t serve during war time you sacrificed your life and your time to training and keeping the military ready in case of war.

This quilt will be going to a Marine Veteran. It is made with love and respect. And a hope that it will bring them comfort and keeps them warm, and lets them know that as quilters we love them and are very grateful!

Do you quilt or Long Arm? Could you help? You can find out all the information about it on their website here. You can donate how ever much you want. I do 4 Long Arms a month. IF you want to do one quilt a month that would be great! As a quilter you provide the quilt top and backing. The long armer provides the batting and the quilting. She then sends the quilted quilt back to the maker who then binds it and donates it! If your looking for a way to volunteer in 2020 you might want to consider this! Let’s wrap all our veterans in quilts!

This quilt was quilted with the edge to edge design from Three Sisters Fabric. It is the Baptist Fan and it goes together so smoothly. I love it and it has now become my favorite edge to edge that I have!

Well I am off to work on those list and conquering my to do’s! Have a great Monday friends!

Love

Lisa