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

“A quilt top not finished is just sad! Get it finished here at

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