Picnic in the Park Quilt

Saturday is my most favorite day. We rest. We love. We eat. Today on the forecast is rain. So today we really rest.

I worked on this client quilt this week. The pattern is called Picnic In The Park. It is so beautiful and I can just imagine actually taking a picnic with this quilt. I definitely want to make one myself!

We used Baptist Fans on it with white thread. I added binding to it sent in with the quilt. Pretty black with white polka dots! Perfect for this colorful quilt!

I hope you have a great Saturday doing some pampering and resting! Filled with love and peace!

XO’s

Lisa

Matrikin Quilt

Hello friends!

I hope you are all doing well! I got released from physical therapy on my arm this week so I’m very happy about that! Have my last doctor appt. and X-ray next week! Phew glad that’s all over with!

I worked on this beautiful client quilt this week. The colors and pattern were gorgeous! We used the Bauhaus panto and it turned out so pretty! What do you think?

If you’ve been hesitating to send your quilt top in now is a really good time. Summer will be getting filled up and right now we’re at just two weeks out! I would love to help you get your quilt top done and made into a quilt. We will even bind it for you if you want!

The weather is great here and I cannot believe how green everything is getting! Hopefully I can get out there some today. It’s cloudy but that’s ok! How is your weather?

Have a great day!

XO’s

Lisa

Texture!!

I love it when my client wants some really good texture. We choose the edge to edge Compass and we got that texture. We used a pretty beige colored thread. It just pops on this navy blue backing.

I have a lot of people ask me about the different density for quilting. This quilt is definitely dense quilting. With dense quilting your going to get a heavier stiff blanket. But once it’s washed your going to get some great crinkling.

It’s a raining day and cooler here. They are talking snow this week. We are not looking forward to that since we’ve had some very warm spring days already. But it is what it is!

Have a great day!

XO’s

Lisa

Gather Quilt Sew Along

Hello friends!

I was able to work on this client quilt this week. The quilt pattern is the Gather quilt by at Suzy Quilts https://suzyquilts.com/shop/gather-quilt-pattern-download/ I absolutely love this pattern and can’t wait to have time to do another one.

Carolyn sent in this one and her fabrics were beautiful and she picked Baptist Fans for her Longarm edge to edge design. It turned out so much fun!

In fact if your reading this you can get 20% off any quilt using the Baptist Fans edge to edge pattern. Just put on your request form Baptistfans20!! This edge to edge stitches out so beautiful and easy.

Hope your Tuesday night is the best! I’m so tired I’m ready for bed. Our dog has been waking us up in the middle of the night freaking out scared. We can’t figure out what her problem is but it’s really messing with our sleep! Tonight early bedtime!

XO’s

Lisa

Life

Hello friends! It’s been a bit.

We’ve had broken bones, broken machines, broken relationships, and now a broken bed.

Life has been crazy. So we’ve been a little silent. But not too worry we are still working in the background. I’m going to try this week to get better at posting.

My arm is doing so much better. This week most all of the pain is gone and I have pretty good range of motion. Can’t wait to get in the water where I can really work it out.

My machine is working really good too after having a fit and blowing her encoders. Being down two weeks was stressful for me in the beginning but I used the time to make a test pattern and now I can’t wait to have time to get it quilted!!

I hope life has been good to you. I feel like I’m mentally recovering from all of the stuff this year has thrown at us. Mentally it’s still hard for me to leave the house alone but I can tell I’m getting better about it. Do you struggle with mental stuff? I have found that really pampering myself, praying, and meditation helps a lot of the time. I am able to venture outside and sit in the sun now and that feels really good. It’s baby steps and looking toward the future with hope and trust.

Crazy times we live in!

XO’s

Lisa

Straight line quilting

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!!

XO’s

Lisa

Helping your LongArm quilter

Hello friends!

I hope this week is a good one for you!

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.

Now that wasn’t too bad was it?

I hope you all have a great Monday!!!

XO’s

Lisa

Another Gather quilt finish!!

Happy Tuesday friends!

I worked on this beautiful quilt and I cannot believe how much I love it!!

We used the edge to edge Prairie Flower and it’s my new go too! What do you think?

Have a great day!

XO’s

Lisa

Client quilt 825

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?!?

Hope you have a good week!

XO’s

Lisa

A touch of green!

Happy hump day friends!

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!

XO’s

Lisa