Monday, August 6, 2012


So I did the math.  If I pay someone else to quilt all the large tops I have sitting around, it amounts to $7000 in quilting.  I could buy my own machine for that price, and then I'd never have to pay a quilter again.  I'm thinking it might be time to take the plunge, especially considering some other projects I have in mind.

Tell me, would you buy a longarm machine?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's a Giant Star on WIP Wednesday!

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Giant Star, a set on Flickr.
This was one of the easiest quilts I've ever made. I absolutely LOVE it (no pun intended)! The background is from Amy Butler's Love line, and the star points are all amy butler as well.

I purchased the amy butler sheets that match the background a few years ago, but I didn't know what quilt I wanted to make. When I saw the tutorial for this quilt on "In Color Order" I knew that this would be perfect, and that it would go quickly. I finally finished it a few weeks ago, and now I can use my beautiful sheets!

The backing is pieced with a stripe of amy butler, and two other floral pieces I found on sale. I thought they were valori wells, but I think that might be a lie. :/

There has been little progress on other projects this week.  I have been trying to finish a wedding quilt, and I did finally get the borders on that last night.  Hopefully I'll be able to post on that soon.  The wedding is August 25th, so I should be able to share after that.

Happy Wednesday everyone!!