Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ta Done... Ellen's Quilt

Yea, I know I did a done post last night...  but this one's Ta Done!

Still a gray rainy day with not much day light coming through the windows...  but I did get a few more pix.

You know it's a big quilt when it fits my Californian King bed...

I love Stack-n-Whack quilts...  Specially with the use of great fabric.  Every block is different and every one a wonderful surprise :-)

I stitched in the ditch around the pinwheels and freehand swirls in the background using Superior's King Tut Asher Blue #964 on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.  The batting is Warm Co's Soft & Bright.

Ribbon candy in the sashing...  I love ribbon candy!  Reminds of Gramma.  She always had a bowl of ribbon candy on the coffee table during the holidays.

Love this cute flannel backing that my customer chose.  It's so fun and whimsical...

What kind of bag to you use for your customer's quilts?  Does it advertise your business?

I use plain paper shopping bags...  I add a label with my logo and business information...  and I top it off with a ribbon that matches the quilt...

PS...  if you are looking for a picture of the border I post one here.


  1. great job!! isn't that a great backing, lots of fun!
    Those are the same bags I use to put my customers quilts in as well! Yes I add my own note paper with my business details eg: ph #, blog address ribbon, though, I hadn't thought of that.

  2. Great quilting on this one. I especially like the simple, yet distinctive double row of stitches around each kaleidoscope. Ribbon candy is one of those elements that challenges me. I think I try to make them into figure 8's and have to stop and rip them out. Yours look terrific. I'll practice on paper some more. :)

  3. I buy the reusable shopping bags at TJ Maxx, Home Goods, or Marshall's (their bags are sturdy and big enough to hold large quilts). I tie a label on to the handle. I store each customer quilt in their own bag and then it ges home in this bag. My customers seem to like the patterns. If they return their next quilt in "their" bag I take a $1 off the quilting fee. My customers seem to have embraced this idea of recycling and it has saved me some money in the long run.

  4. Beautiful work Kim, and impressive bags.


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