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

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

Decorating with Rainbows

Get this awesome rainbow mural at Society 6
Rowans Rainbows on Instagram. Seriously this house! I love it!
The coolest kids bookshelves ever! I’m pretty sure I need some of these!
A beautiful quilt I did with squares of rainbow colors with squares of neutrals. This quilt will be listed on Etsy soon!!
Ash and Olive Co. Rainbow wall decal!
Rainbow Steep Rock Quilt. Twin Size. Perfect addition to any rainbow decor.
Unicorn rainbow colored lampshade. I love that color of hotpink on the inside!
I love how the white and all the light balance out the vibrant colors!
This rug…………Gah! I need! You too?!?
https://thecardswedrew.com/rainbow-cubby-toy-organizer/2/

Well that’s it for rainbows today! You kind of get the idea! I love rainbows. A sign of hope and love from God!! I think in these times we could use a reminder like that!

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!

Rainbow Quilt and binding!

Hello friends! I hope you are having a great weekend! I was able to get this quilt all finished up this week and I am pretty happy about that and really like how it turned out. It’s one of my own quilt patterns. I love drawing up quilt patterns on graph paper and seeing how they turn out!

I use the edge to edge design from Urban Elementz called “Path to my Heart” I love how it turned out. I believe that rainbows are a sign of love and peace, so the hearts in this design just matched up perfectly! What do you think?

When I am short on time I will machine sew my binding down on both sides. The problem with doing that is I hate that line of stitches going around the front of the quilt. It interferes with the Longarm design. So I first sew the binding on the back of the quilt with my machine. So then it flips over to the front..

Next I press down that binding to the front side and clip it with my binding clips. I then go all round that on the front and glue that binding down. Just do little stripes at a time and as you put the glue on go ahead and iron that down. The heat will dry the glue. I then just add a few quilt clips every 3-4 inches just to help keep it all down nice and neat. Here is the link to the glue baste it that I use. It works really well and washes out of the quilt in the first wash. It comes with a tiny wand so it’s not coming out real fast!

I then change my foot on my sewing machine so that I can have one side down on the quilt top and the other side down on the binding. This allows you to get very close to the edge of the binding.

Here you can see what a great close stitch you can get. And no ugly sewing line going down the front of your quilt. It will blend in with the fabric on the back and not be so noticeable. I hope you give this a try if you machine sew your binding down. If you have any questions please feel free to comment and I will answer you and help you as much as I can!

Hope you have a great Sunday! We will be watching football and doing Taco Sunday…………. cause tacos just go good with football! Right? Go Bears!

Love,

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

Hiring a Longarm Quilter

Hiring a longarm quilter can be a daunting task. You’ve spent hours on your quilt top working so hard to get it just perfect. Sending it in the mail to someone you’ve never met can be scary! I know. I was once like you. Trying to find the perfect longarm quilter, one who I hoped would view my quilt top as a piece of art that I worked very hard on making. One who would take their time to make sure that the design and the quilt top match. One who would listen to my concerns and give me that feeling of assurance that my quilt top would be in good hands.

Here at Lavender Fields Blankets we not only understand your concerns. We want to work with you to overcome that fear, and to help you choose a design that works best for your quilt top. When you agree to work with us we immediately begin to work on making a relationship with you to help you feel at ease. When it is time to load your quilt top on the machine we find, based on your likes, 5 pantos from you to choose from. We have found that breaking down to just 5 helps relieve all that confusion of the thousand of designs out there to choose from. We work to communicate with you through text, pictures, and/or video to come up with a design that you love!

WE never start on your quilt top until you are happy and secure with the design. Not only is the design important but also the density. Some clients like their quilts very dense. Some in between dense and what I call light dense. Heavy density takes longer as we slow the machine down just to make sure it takes all those curves and stitches slowly and perfectly. I find that this is a very important step. I would rather take the time to be at the Longarm longer and get a perfect stitch than to rush a job.

We love our clients and we love your quilt tops as much as I love mine. Your quilt will always be sent back to you wrapped in plastic to protect it and a tracking number to track it. You can trust us we will be tracking it too!

We know here at Lavender Fields Blankets that your quilt is your piece of art that you are creating to put out in the world. Rather you sell it or you use it as a family heirloom to be passed down thru generations we want you to know that we understand just how important and loved this quilt is and will be. I am first a quilt maker myself. My quilts each speak something about me at that specific time in my life. We know yours do too!

We want you to know that working with us that communications is very important in the process of your quilting service. That is why you will have access to our cell phones and can communicate with us through call at our normal business hours or through text after hours!

WE look forward to working with you!

Until next time!

Lisa & Cat

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