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Joyful Thanksgiving

I wish everyone a Thanksgiving full of joy.

I will have family in for the long weekend so I will not be quilting or scheduling appointments. All quilting business will resume on Monday Nov 27th.

For those waiting on a Wooly quilts, I will be working exclusively on these to complete and ship them before Christmas.  I will also be in touch with you with any additional questions that may arise regarding the quilting of your quilt.

I am currently book appointments for January quilts.  If you have a last minute holiday quilt that still needs quilting, consider gifting the quilt top with a gift certificate for quilting.   They will love choosing a design and threads for their own quilt.

Enjoy the holiday!



Consider a Holiday Gift Certificate

Are you still working on a quilt gift for the holidays?  Most quilters this time of the year are already booking for the 2018.

Have you considered giving a Gift Certificate for the quilting?   It can be a lot of fun to have the quilt recipient participate in selecting the quilting design and thread color for their quilt.   You can still bind it or include that in the gift total as well.

Gift certificates can be sent via USPS or email.

Call to make arrangements.


Dawg Daze Charity Quilt

Martha made this Dawg Daze quilt top in a class and is donating it to charity. I didn’t think a edge to edge design would look good. I decided to play around a bit on it a bit instead. If you look closely you can see cats in the batik border fabric.  I hope the child that receives this quilt really enjoys it.


More quilts

This is a UFO (Unfinished Object) quilt from the 80’s that Lori had hung onto for a long time. She didn’t give up on it and it looks really cute finished with the Dragonflies allover design quilted on it, mauve thread & Hobbs 80/20 batting.  She found a nice floral coordinating backing fabric that works well with the top. Cute!!!

Rosanne made this cute polka dot quilt. She wanted more circles so chose Big and Little E2E, red thread & Hobbs 80/20 batting. I like it!!

Virginia Tech and Marcia Derse Quilts

Martha’s Virginia Tech quilt with Embellish design, orange thread & Hobbs 80/20 batting.

This is Martha’s Around the Square Quilt. The fabrics are Marcia Derse.  I love the Traveling Trapezoids design and dark grey thread on this. She found a Marcia Derse fabric for the backing. The batting is Warm and Natural.

I am making the same quilt with the same fabrics but I’m no where near done yet.  I love it! Can’t wait to get mine done now.

Log cabin table cloths

Jo pieced two Hex shaped table cloths. These are made of diamond shaped log cabin blocks, very cool piecing. I fit two on one large backing. Jo likes large open designs and chose Stars and Loops for the quilting.  The back is solid white.


Cuddle baby quilts and Batik Queen

Here are Maryann’s baby quilts.  The quilting design on this purple Kaffe print quilt is Simple B2B.  The green has a stars and moons design.

Note: I will quilt Minky or Cuddle if it’s the good quality, Shannon Fabrics only.

This is another by MaryAnn, a large Queen sized quilt with Blustery Day design by Nicole Webb. This is one of my favorite quilting designs. Its subtle with a swirl and leaf.

Sue C’s Cuppa Wooly Quilt

This is a Cuppa Wooly Quilt I quilted back in April for Sue C. I couldn’t post photos of it until Sue Spargo released her book of this pattern so better late than never here are the photos.

The border on this quilt has paisley fill and pebbles. The swirls and wide piano keys were a design requested after seeing a quilt finished by Marianne, (longarmer2006) another long-arm quilter in our Cuppa yahoo Group. I wish I knew her full name so I could give her credit for that design. Others I’ve quilted have also liked the large swirls so they were included but the piano keys were made closer to take up some of the fullness and density of quilting.

Each quilt I’ve quilted are different, unique in the combination of designs and background fills. I just discovered the backings are all different as well. Sue Spargo included small pieces of fabric to make the backings wide enough for quilting. So far each one I’ve quilted have been different colors and prints.

For those waiting on their quilt, I have 5 in house currently and Pam V will be next in line for quilting. I plan on completing them all before the Christmas holiday. Thank you for your patience waiting for them to be completed.