Happy Saturday friends! I wanted to share this beautiful client quilt I worked on. She wanted straight line quilting and it turned out perfect. I was a little nervous at first but her quilt was very squared so it worked out really good!
Update on LongArm. Still in shop but planning on having it home Wednesday and back up and running! Thank you to all for being so patient!
Headed outside to enjoy the beautiful sunshine. Have a great Saturday!!
I thought I would talk about some things that would allow me to work on your quilts better. We are getting really busy here so we are having to use our time wisely.
Most of all my quilts that come in are in perfect condition and ready to go but a few times I’ve had to do some extra work. The main one is the backing. Please make sure you allow 4 inches extra on all sides. Please have your backing pieced and squared.
Please make sure you mark the top on both the front and back unless it’s obvious.
Please trim off all threads off the top of the quilt that are loose.
Iron front and back. If needed when it gets here I can iron out where it had to be folded.
Also if you’ve put borders on measure on all four sides to make sure they are the same size. Nothings worse than me having to put tucks in because the borders are not even. In some cases I’ve actually taken a border off that was 2 1/2 inches longer than the other side just to fix it. That takes up extra time but it’s something that can be avoided if you can just measure at home. All borders should measure the same.
If I’ve mentioned something you can’t do then just let us know on the request form. I know piecing backing can be a little confusing when you have so much yardage.
I want to repeat that 99% of my quilts come in with no problem, so please don’t read this and think I’m calling you out.
The most important one that I deal with is not enough backing. A pattern will call for 4 yards but that does not include what I need to get it hooked to the machine. So remember we need 8 more inches on the length and on the width.
Been kind of quiet on here but we’ve been working on some stuff that we cannot post till after July! Big fun stuff!
This week gets back to normal and playing catch up on quilts we have in here.
We’re having lots of sunshine in Indiana and we are so grateful for that! I worked on this Phase quilt last year. You can get the pattern at Modern Handcraft. It’s a fun one especially if you like curves!
My arm is healing and I’m thankful for that! It looks crazy but it is what it is! Meaning the bone has healed all jammed into the socket. I will loose some rotation on it but I’m working really hard in pt to get as much use out of it that I can!
I’m headed to Florida in June with my sister and I’m so super excited I can’t stand it!! Fun stuff! I can not wait to feel the heat and hear the water!
I used the edge to edge City of Light on this quilt! All fabrics are Kona Cottons. My favorites!!
This quilt was sent in for me to work on. She even pieced the backing, third picture. We used Diagonal Plaid on it and I just love how it turned out. It is a beautiful quilt and another one that was hard to let go off! That texture! Amiright?!?
I hope your having a great week! I worked on this beautiful quilt that Judy brought to me. Judy loves very dense quilting and she had picked out the edge to edge design called Sticks and Stones. Then she went even further on texture by adding the green thread to show on the white backing. It turned out really good and definitely lots of texture!
I was working on a quilt this morning and I heard something fall from the machine. It was a nut off of a screw somewhere. I was afraid to go any further, so I waited, all day for my husband to get home. Come to find out it was off one of the thread holders that I wasn’t even using. Dang! Lost a whole day. But better safe than sorry!
So tomorrow I will play catch up! It is what it is! But really….. what about this quilt? Do you like colored thread or just white? I lean toward white unless the quilt is all color with no white. Then I’ll look for colored thread!
Well time to sign off. The sun has gone down and I hear the bath calling my name! Have a great night friends!
I wanted to share this beautiful Meadowland quilt with you! The colors and fabrics are so beautiful! We used Coastline as the edge to edge and I binded it with the backing fabric. The pattern you can get from Then Cane June.
I’m so in love with the backing fabric too! Lilac has been speaking to be. I’m working on a crochet blanket in lilac. What is your favorite color right now? Do you ever love a color so much you look up the meaning of it? No? Just me! Lilac is a very powerful color. A color of coming into your own. I’m feeling it!
Today I got to work on this beautiful quilt sent in by Mary from New Orleans! Mary always picks the most beautiful fabrics. She has inspired me to make another Vintage Lace myself!!
We are praying for our friends in Texas and states that have been impacted with the weather we’re all experiencing. Life is so stressful right now. I feel like I’m constantly waiting for the sky to fall. 😭
I was able to work on this beautiful quilt that Lauren sent me! I had so much fun with it. She wanted it stitched out in a low density. It came out perfect. I just love all the colors in this thing! The work is beautiful!
Now I am off to work on a wedding commissioned quilt! Hoping to get a big dent in the top today! Here’s to wishing me luck!
I wanted to share this beautiful quilt I worked on this week. The colors were fantastic and she picked Yodel as the edge to edge and it came out beautiful. I’m loving all the texture on this one and I love love this edge to edge! What do you think?
I am also loving that binding she had me put on! It is a really gorgeous quilt!