We’ve been working hard and enjoying the summer here at Lavender Fields. I spent a couple days in Florida and had the best time. It was a much needed refresh. Since then we’ve been working away.
I worked on this beautiful Voyage client quilt. The fabrics were gorgeous and I love the pattern. The pattern designer is Suzy http://www.suzyquilts.com We used the edge to edge Marmalade on it. It is definitely one of my favorite designs. It’s not too dense but gives great texture!
This beautiful quilt was sent in for us to work some magic on. Can we say Tula Pink fabric is just gorgeous and so is this pattern. It is a free pattern on her website. We used the edge to edge design Abacus Squared. This design gives you great texture and is such an easy design to stitch out.
This Vintage Lace using Baptist Fans turned out great. We gave the fans a higher top and I love how it turned out. This is a very versatile edge to edge design. The next quilt shows how you can spread them wider to get a totally different look. The edge to edge is from Three Sisters fabric. It’s the best design out there. It clicks right together and stitches out so perfectly.
Hope you are doing great. We’ve been preparing for summer. Yes! And working on a lot of beautiful quilts! This purple is the backing of a t-shirt quilt that was sent in. She chose Cake Walk as the edge to edge design. It’s perfect for holding those t-shirts in place!
My friend Janice pieced this quilt. I love the color so much. I think it has a vintage feel to it! We used Keryn’s Chevron on it! This edge to edge is so unique and pretty.
This is a quilt that I pieced for a test pattern! I’m loving the colors and texture on this one so much! I used 60’s Mod Butterflies as the edge to edge and it just really pops! Such a great pattern also.
Client quilt that came in. We used Swirly Gig 1 on it and geez I love it so much! So much texture! If you know me you know green is my favorite color so this one was fun! I added the binding to this one per client request.
This client seen the green quilt with the Swirly Gig 1 and decided she wanted to switch to it too!! It just makes the quilt pop I think!
This quilt sent in is the Voyage Pattern by Suzy Quilts. The soft colors were so good! The client chose Loopy Leaf as the edge to edge. I think it turned out perfect!!
Well we hope you have a great day filled with lots of fun and love!
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve updated here. We received our last Covid shot on Friday and it really hit us over the next few days! I was mail just so dizzy and weak. Feeling better today! I did get some work done and thought I would share!
As you can see I’ve been having fun working on some very beautiful quilts! I love the process. From opening the box, ironing if needed, seeing a flimsy quilt top turn into a nice quilt! It’s the most exciting time!
We trim most of our quilts before they leave here. It’s the clients choice. So you can get it back and it’s ready for binding. Some clients want their quilts binded too so they get back a completely done quilt! How fun right!!!
That being all said I’m having my first cup of coffee here. It’s pretty early in Southern Indiana and our temps have been below normal. I’m waiting for that heat and sunshine so bad! I know it’s only May but usually by now we’re having some pretty warm days. How’s your weather where you are at?
I’m hoping you are doing good. I’m off here to get started pretty soon. I have two quilts to finish up today. I can’t wait to show you!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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.
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.