Monday, May 15, 2017

March Quilts

March in New Hampshire ended up being quite chilly with additional snowfall which was great for the tourism industry.  Wasn't bad for quilting either!
Don't forget you can get a closer look by clicking on the photo and more pictures can be found at the other blog:
SplittingStitches Longarm Quilting
 Let's get started....

Alex brought me this fun modern quilt.  Using just her scraps she an her friend Kelli put this fun quilt together for another friend.  The bright colors really pop against the silvery gray.



Diane will be way ahead of the game finishing off this Santa wall hanging.  I love the snowflake design that she selected.  The white thread works perfectly!



WOW!!  How about this one from Dierdre?  Great job, keep up the good work!!  Fabulous job of mixing the blues and purples.



Jean over in VT dropped off this sweet little lap quilt.  The Ann Bright Vines design was just perfect to finish off the quilting.



Judy sent this incredible top!  The blocks are made with vintage fabric from her grandmother.  She is finishing quilts for other family members using grandma's UFO's.  The fabrics were a joy to see!  What a treasure this quilt will be for it's new owner.



Joy was busy making this wonderful quilt for a granddaughter headed off to college.  Not overly girly, but a very striking design!  A quilt that will see lots of years of love and use I'm sure.  



Next up is a quilt from Laura.  This was a group project for a special person to these gals.  Love this star quilting design! 



How adorable are the next three quilts from Mary Katherine?  Made for grand niece and nephews, I Spy quilts are the best!  She decided upon a princess theme for the quilting and Go, Go, Go from Ann Bright for 
the boy quilts.







New quilter Michelle from Fl finished up this bright happy quilt as a gift for her Mom.  What a great daughter!  Michelle selected the Circle Flowers from Ann and it made for the perfect finish.



Beautifully done in fall colors is this braid quilt from Sue in VT.  We went with a simple swirl quilting design using a gold colored thread.



Norma sent me this stunning fall quilt.  Loaded with lots of pumpkins, bright gold highlights and sunflowers, this quilt is a real winner!!



What cute and very modern fabrics Susanne used in her quilt.  The black, white and gray mixed with the reds and the blues are a great combo!  The fabric print with the little people is more than fun!



Mostly orange and purples this quilt was made for a college kiddo!  Once Mom, Tammie picked it up she's was expressing second thoughts of letting it go back to school.  Who has not been there with a quilt?  Her son will love it no matter where he is.



Finishing up the month of March is a couple of quilts from Mary Beth.  Love this cute little yellow elephant quilt.  Finished it off with a modern design from Ann, Avocados.  And her second quilt a scrappy one with half square triangles, always a winner!





That's it for March!  Hope to have Aprils up very soon!

Thanks for checking on me,
hugs,
joanne

love to hear what you've got to say..........


Sunday, May 14, 2017

New Pricing

My prices are going up.  This has been a very 
difficult decision for me.

As of June 1, 2017 new pricing will be:

Pricing

Pricing for my quilting is edge to edge only.  Custom work such as free hand, echo stitching, and border designs are not available. My new pricing will be .013 per square inch.  To figure the cost, multiply the length x width = area x .013 = price.
                          Minimum charge is $30.00

Patterns/Quilting Designs

All patterns currently installed on my quilting machine are available at no extra charge. I can purchase a special design for your quilt, however there may be a one-time $10 fee for the design.

Batting

                     Hobbs 80/20:
                                      96"   .22 per liner inch   (7.92yd)
                                     108"  .24 per liner inch  (8.64yd)
                                      120"  .29 per liner inch  (10.44yd)
                   Katahdin 100 % Cotton
                                       120"  .29 per liner inch  (10.44yd.)
                    Warm & Natural
                                       90"  .26 per liner inch  (9.36yd.)
                     Warm & Plush
                                       90"  .31 per liner inch  (11.16yd.)
                    Warm & White
                                      120" x 124" pkg.    $35.00
Or you may provide your own batting. Please make sure the batting you provide meets the additional 4-6 inches larger than your quilt top.  Please make sure your batting is clean and ready for me to work with.  If additional handling is need, there may be additional charges involved.

Binding Charges

1. I make binding with your fabric; machine sew to front so you can machine sew or hand stitch to back $0.15 per linear inch
2.  I make binding with your fabric, machine sew to front, hand stitch to back for a finished quilt (check with me about a finish date)   $0.45 per linear inch
3.  I make binding with your fabric and apply binding by machine for a finished quilt $0.25 per linear inch.
4.  I machine sew your prepared binding to front or back of your quilt so you can machine sew or hand stitch to back $0.05 per linear inch
5.  I machine sew your prepared binding to front of quilt; hand sew to back for a finished quilt (check with me about a finish date) $0.35 per linear inch.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fabulous February!!

Fabulous February is the way to start this post.  Every month I have the pleasure of working with some pretty amazing quilts and February was another unbelievable month. Lot of quilts here, so let's get on with the show!

Lisa made this beautiful wall hanging!  Of course I'm lovin' all of the blues in this one.  Since it's a wall hanging the quilting needed to be a bit tighter than normal.  She decided upon a linear design that added nothing to the design but just a touch of texture, perfect choice!



Another amazing blue work of art.  Diane pulled from the blues and whites to make this astonishing log cabin quilt.  Photos are lacking on the true colors, but it was all about the blues!!



Michelle - What can I say?  Each one of her quilts is better than the one before and always a pleasure to work with!!  Her color combos and design consistently pulls the best from the finish quilts.  If I had to pick just one favorite, not sure I could!  









My gal Dorothy, still busting those scraps!!  Great way to keep her busy and the results are amazing!  They come to me all the way from the state of Washington.







Karen in Indiana pulled this Labryth quilt together as a fund raiser for someone in her community.  Hoping and wishing the best success for selling those tickets, it is a beautiful quilt with excellent piecing.



Karen in Minnesota made this gorgeous quilt as a anniversary gift for her hubbie.  The batiks paired with the white is a stunning combo!  Karen does amazing work and it's always a pleasure to work with her.



Katherine in New Hampshire is coming along wonderfully!  Newish quilter I'm seeing great improvements with each new quilt she sends.  Always made with love, gifted to special people in her life.





Kristina in New Hampshire definitely had a theme goin' on this little peoples quilt.  The fabrics were amazing soft and resulted in a luscious quilt that is bound to be a favorite of the new little one. 



How fun is the quilting on this one?  The bees, hives and honey pot quilting design is perfect for any bee keeper in your life. Laurel pulled this one together as part of a group gift to show appreciate for the wonderful service given.  



LOVE this guy quilt!!  The blues and grays, the prints are fabulous!! Leslie did a great job on the construction and even worked in a "I Love You" extra special message for her son.  



Soft and sweet is the first quilt from Michelle in ND.  All flannels with the cutest little owls and flowers is a sure winner!  The braided browns, greens and creams just say fall quilt on her second quilt.





Who does not just love a red, white and blue quilt?  This one from Pam is simply fun!  We just had to go with a fun star quilting design to finish it off perfectly.



Peggy.....WOW!!  She kept me busy for a couple of days.  I *believe* she is UFO busting!  We start off with a Christmas wall hanging, move into a cute 30's, onto a special gift for someone special and lastly a brown and cream!  I'm beginning to wonder when she sleeps!  Good job, Peggy!!!









Penny's family will be growing by one and here's the quilt that will welcome that special little person.  Penny usually works with modern fabrics and is a huge fan of Jaybird Quilts projects.  Congrats to Penny and the family!



Winner of the guild blocks of the month, Regina worked them into this Christmas quilt.  Now I call that quilting with speed, you make a block or two and get a bunch back!  lol!!  We won't talk about the number of blocks Regina has put into the block of the month...



Sweet, sweet Rosemary in OH made this brightly colored square block quilts.  All square, mostly bright colors ending up in a fun, fun quilt.  We kept with the square design on the quilting and it finished up wonderfully!



That wraps up Fabulous February and now I need to get started on all of those March quilt photos.  Hope to be back very soon, would LOVE to get caught up with the blogging, but life seems to be running 100 miles an hour these days.  

As always you can see more photos of all these great quilts at the other blog, here' a link for you....


Wishing you nothing but the best life has to offer, until next time...
thanks for checking on me,
hugs,

joanne 
love to hear what you've got to say..........