TGIFF is Here!7:00:00 PM
Hi all, and welcome to
I'm honored to be hosting TGIFF this week!
And, truth be told, a little relieved to finally be done this project.
I started this "Quick Quilts" snowball quilt back in October, I believe. My mum saw it in the magazine while visiting my house and asked me to make it for her.
We then perused color schemes and fabrics, and she fell in love with Joel Dewberry's Aviary2 Line (in the Granite palette).
|Image courtesy of JoelDewberry.com|
|Image courtesy of Dear Stella.com|
I pieced the back, both for a stylish look and, truth be told, out of necessity. I ran out of the Kona Grey and had to improvise last minute. But, I'm actually really happy with how it turned out - I almost like the funky-improv back better than the front!
This was my very first:
- queen size
- long-armed quilt
... and I love the way it turned out. My mum hasn't seen it yet, but I'm sure she'll like it.
For the long arming, I used my sister-bee mate (for Simply Solids Bee), Linh at LiMa Sews. She is FANTASTIC. I LOVE how the quilt turned out.
Linh uses pantographs when she quilts; she's still building her library, so if there's a pattern or style that you want, she's super open to adding a new pattern to her library, which is great!
Her turn-around was AWESOME! I think for me from the time the package left to receiving it back was like 10 days??? YA! And her prices are really reasonable.
I'm really glad I went with her for this project. I would have taken more than 10 days myself to straight-line quilt it on my home machine, IF I could have gotten all of that quilt through my narrow throat space!
And, I loved that she sent me teaser pics of the quilt before I received it - it got me all excited again about the project.... here are some of the teasers she sent me:
|Sorry it's laying on a bed - I don't have anywhere to hang it, and it was pouring rain on photograph day!|
|The improv-pieced backing. I really like how it turned out with the black and creme contrasting!|
So! It's DONE!! WAHOO!! Time to party. Tee hee. Can't wait to bundle it up in a nice bow and hand it off to my mum - who has already commissioned ANOTHER quilt.
(I'm one busy lady, I guess!)
Time to start the next project (Or - what a concept - how about finishing another WIP? haha)
And now, I can proudly display this!