Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quilt Stimulus Package -- Great Deal!

I am on a quilting email group at yahoogroups called Real Women Quilt. One of the ladies there was telling us about a Quilt Stimulus Package. I was sure this was some cute ha-ha someone had come up with, so I went to check it out.

It is not a ha-ha at all... it is a great deal for anyone who has a ton of tops that need quilting (like me).

Joanne is offering a special deal on her long arm quilting services from March 15 - April 15... but there is a limit to the number she can quilt, so you have to act fast.

Her prices are super before the discount... which makes the discount even better. Check it out...


Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Very Special Quilt

DH decided to make a black and white quilt for our son's 15th birthday (in 2007!). It turned out great... very big... but great. There is a hint of red in it also as I had one piece of red fabric that he wanted to use. It has musical instruments on it and our son is a musician. Well, this poor quilt top (like so many others here) has been waiting patiently to become an honest to goodness quilt and that finally happened this past week. DD and I were out of town... DS was busy with friends and a music GIG... so DH took advantage of alone time and quilted the quilt... bound it too! It turned out great! He used a red thread and a basic grid quilting pattern. The quilt has 3 basic blocks.. a large 1 patch, a 7 patch that uses 6 small squares and 1 rectangle to create a sort of faux 9 patch look, and then a traditional 9 patch. DS loves it! So do I!