Saturday, January 25, 2014

Quilting Services Special Pricing!

Now that we are settled in to having a fifth family member I am ready to take on more quilting. I am offering a special, first-come-first served offer right now for half off custom quilting to three customers. Normal pricing for light custom quilting starts at $0.02 per square inch, and more detailed custom quilting, including stitch in the ditch, dense ruler work, and dense fillers are $0.03 per square inch. For three quilts, I will do the same work for half the cost--either $0.01 or $0.015 depending on the detail you want. Custom quilting includes anything with specific attention to the piecing, rather than just quilting a complete overall design on the whole quilt.

See some examples below.
Light custom quilting--two borders done with rulers, and an allover design in the center. Normally $0.02 per square inch. (The blue lines were removed.)
 More light custom quilting can be seen here .

Medium Custom Quilting--this example has dense quilting but no ruler work or stitch in the ditch. May also include less dense designs with some ruler work. Normal price $0.025 per square inch.

Heavy Custom Quilting: Appliques outlined using rulers, dense fillers. Normally $0.03 per square inch.
More heavy custom quilting can be seen here.

If interested please shoot me an email at

Friday, January 24, 2014

Riley Blake Challenge--by the Mister!

So it seems my husband has been making more quilts than me lately--and for right now, that is true. We got the fabric for the Riley Blake Challenge in October, about two weeks before baby #3 was born, and I knew I didn't want to commit the time to do it. I showed Kyle the bundle, and he basically said, "Challenge accepted!" He designed and pieced the top. His original block design was a bit different, but he changed his mind at the last minute and flipped some pieces around and got this look instead.

 The fabrics we were given were, um, interesting. He decided to add purple and red-orange to match up colors into complementary pairs, and then the grays. I think his theory worked and he actually came up with a great idea. He used every inch of the fat eights we received--there were just thin trimmings left.

He told me that he wanted it quilted with giant pebbles, which led to calling them rocks. We had a good laugh about that one. =) It was fun to use my circle templates and make all of the circles. He wanted a lot of contrast in the sizes, which made it more fun to do. The print on the back worked really well with the circle quilting too--when we were going through my stash to choose a back, we both knew right away that it was the perfect choice.

It was fun to work on yet another project together, but it looks like he'll be taking a break from quilting for a little while. Maybe I can convince him to pull out the queen size quilt he hasn't worked on since our oldest was born.... =)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

3 Quilts for Danielle

I had the opportunity to quilt 3 more quilts for my friend Danielle before Christmas. I know we're 2/3 through January, but it's better to blog late than never, right?

The first two were commissions for a friend of hers.
(Sorry for the bad lighting on this first one.) This adorable owl quilt was first. I had so much fun customizing the quilting design a little. I put leaves in the "tree", swirls in the background, and woodgrain on the branch.

 The owl needed feathers, didn't she? Apparently I don't have details of the leaves or woodgrain quilting.

 The second quilt was super cute too. This one is for a little boy, so we decided to put this square spiral pantograph on it. I don't use a lot of pantos, but this one worked really well for this design.

The third one Danielle made was for her adorable little boy. I LOVE how she laid it out--I wish I could have gotten a better picture of the whole thing. She asked for straight lines echoing 1" on both sides of each seam. She brought me a puffy poly batting for this one, and I'm sure her son is loving to snuggle with this amazing quilt his mom made just for him.
I'll admit I was a little worried about how to do the straight lines continuously, but my engineer husband/consultant helped me figure out a quilting path that worked excellently.

These were the first quilts I worked on after the new baby was born. He has been a fantastic napper, and especially was the first few weeks. That has really helped a lot!

Thanks Danielle for letting me be a part of these beautiful quilts!
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