It’s been some time since my last post. The reason being? Within the last three months our whole family moved from Tennessee to North Carolina. That meant not just moving our household but our quilt studio and fabric shop. We are finally getting settled in and we love it here. It’s a new chapter in our lives with a new house, meeting new friends and getting involved in a new church. Not only that, we set up our new spacious studio and it’s business as usual.
We hope to write more later, but in the mean time, take a look at two of my favorite pattern designers, Jenny and Helen at Sew Kind of Wonderful who featured one of our quilts on their website. I used their Metro Rings pattern to create this beautiful quilt for one of my customers in Southern California (my old stomp grounds). I loved using the pattern and their special Quick Curve Ruler. Visit their website and shop to see all they have to offer.
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Thank you Jenny and Helen!0 Comments
Happy Spring everyone! Our sewing machines are busy and we haven”t had much time for blogging. However, we hope to share some of our projects soon. For now, I have something to share.
I love this short story of a collector historical photographs that include families or friends with their quilts. Many times, the quilts chosen for the pictures were a woman”s most cherished quilt that she either made herself or was given to her. I never thought of including one of our quilts in our family photographs. Perhaps this will be the first year. Enjoy the video!
Happy Spring Quilting
Here are a couple quilts from Lisa, one of my newest customers, and a local customer I might add. Lisa is so precise with her piecing skills, it makes my job so much fun. This is a quilt she made for her daughter’s first baby.
Isn’t it just adorable?
I Stitched in the ditch around the little critters.
Then I added some whimsical swirls.
I just love swirling.
Of course I forgot to get a full view picture of the quilt. Sigh…
Time for a chocolate break!
~ Christa ~0 Comments
Our quilting room is busy as ever. After our Christmas rush, we thought maybe a little break would be in the horizon. However, our most recent projects have eliminated that possibility. Custom quilts, long-arm quilting and designing quilt patterns fill our days to the brim. We are very thankful to God for continuing to grow our business by leaps and bounds.
Here”s a sneak peak of a quilt that will make its new home in Southern California. I love the fabric collection we used called Simply Color from which our customer selected only the purples/plums and grays. Tracy is not a quilter but her deep love for heirloom quilts and her excellent taste in design and color make it so much fun to create for her. The beautiful quilt pattern of choice was designed by the very talented quilt designer, Jenny Pedigo from Sew Kind of Wonderful. The process was challenging in that the piecing and the long-arm quilting were pretty labor intensive but we loved the challenge and the outcome is an amazing quilt.
On our long-arm machine
The end result, a 114″ x 114″ King Size quilt! Yep.
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~ Christa ~
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Warm Blessings … Christa0 Comments
For the last nine months, I spent many evenings curled up in my favorite chair working on a quilt that I thought would go on forever. Through the process, I discovered my new found passion for needle turn applique. When I started the first block, it felt like I was working with butter fingers and I was a little nervous that I might have bit off more than I could chew. But someone in California was anxiously awaiting to see her quilt and I was determined to finish. After block number two, I was feeling very comfortable with the new technique and was confident that I would finish.
The quilt is so big and heavy, a whopping 108″ X 108″, that I needed all three kids to hold it up for pictures. Even then, I was not able to get a great full view.
I also made three Euro Shams to match!
My favorite block!
My next project?
Some more needle turn applique and a little piecing.
I have 3 of these quilt kits in our shop, won’t you join me?
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Until next time…Happy quilting!