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

Happenings!

Phase Quilt

Hello friends!

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!!

Well hoping you have a great day!

Lisa

Pretty Meadowland

Good morning 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!

Hope you all have a great Sunday! XO’s

Lisa

Beautiful Vintage Lace

Hello Friends!

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. 😭

Take care friends!

Lisa

Hello Friends!

This week is already proving to be a good one! I have a secret but I can’t let it out till July! So it will be a big birthday surprise. Some work that I am working on!

I worked on another secret sewing project for a client Friday and finished Monday. Today I worked on this super sweet baby quilt! The pattern is called Square Peg. Leslie pieced it and I used Fort to quilt it. It is so adorable. Don’t you just love these fabrics? Gorgeous!

Today I start physical therapy on my arm. I’m so ready for it. But honestly, it’s so cold here I hate the thought of leaving the house! Tomorrow I have two big quilts to do and I’m looking very forward to them!

I hope you are all somewhere where it’s warm. Or at least inside! If you have any questions about getting a quilt quilted or a custom quilt made reply here or send us a message through the contact page! We can’t wait to hear from you!

XO’s

Lisa

Sweet Client Quilt

Hello Friends!

I hope you have a great day! It’s early here in Indiana. We’re suppose to be getting snow this afternoon! We shall see.

I got the opportunity last week to work on a few client quilts. My broken arm helped right along and I was so thankful for that! The first quilt was a darling baby quilt. The colors were gorgeous and we used the edge to edge Dainty on it. I just love how it turned out!

The second client quilt was a Christmas quilt that my client and his sister worked on. Those colors!!! We used the edge to edge called Cake Walk and used red thread. Don’t you just love the contrast? A very beautiful quilt!

If you follow me on Instagram we’re going to be going live with an update from the doctor yesterday later on today!

Much love friends! Give it and receive it!

Lisa