Thursday, April 15, 2010
Mail's in - Back from the Longarm Woman!
I was so excited today. I got this big box in the mail. I knew it was coming but I still had a hard time containing myself. You see, I have never had anyone quilt for me. Plus, I designed the pattern for this quilt by myself. At the time I didn't even know what a "rail fence" pattern was. After sitting in a bag for over a year (the top was finished in January 2009) I had it quilted.
I am so very pleased with the work. Joanne at Insanely Cheap Quilting Blog is the quilter I used. Her prices are excellent! For simple meandering solid color thread, she will quilt a queen size quilt....yes I said QUEEN SIZE... for $65. I also let her supply the batting (it was as cheap or cheaper than I could buy) so I didn't have to ship that. The batting she used is Warm and Natural -my favorite!
Joanne does not do "show quilting" She quilts for people who need those tops that they made with love quilted so they can be used. Personally I am not making show quilts. But I do love making quilts to be put on the bed and keep a body warm. Now, I can't easily quilt a full or queen sized quilt on my home machine. So Joanne is the perfect solution for someone like me.
If you have some quilt tops that you have made and they are still waiting for "someday" -- you are in luck! Today is a perfect someday. get in touch with Joanne and get those quilts ready to use. (well, you will have to bind it when it gets home - that is on my gotta do list for this pretty baby.)
I am adding a picture of the quilting detail on a couple of blocks. To me this is the perfect amount of quilting on a big quilt.
Don't forget- go to Insanely Cheap Quilting and get those beauties out of the closet and onto your beds!