Well, some of it has gone on quilting!! Now that would be surprise to some of you out there??? I don't think so :) The rest of the time... I think has just been eaten up by the ether! Anyway, the following pics are of some of the recent quilts that came along my way to be quilted. I hope you enjoy looking at them all and get some inspiration.
Kay's Starry QuiltVarious sizes of the same quilt pattern were used on the main part of the quilt.Another one of Kay's beautiful quilts.
This colourful quilt was made by Kerry - one of her first! Great job Kerry.
The back shows the lotus flower pattern that was used.
Another of Kerry's quilts. Once again nice and bright and a job well done by Kerry.
One of my favourite patterns that fits so many quilts and suits being small in pattern size or large - the dragonfly and hummingbird pattern.
Jennifer's Bee quilt. Cute little rug for Jennifer's Grandson.
This quilt was made by Claire for her cousin in the UK who is going through a bout of treatment for cancer. Beautiful colours and pattern and well put together.The pattern used for quilting was a hearty leaf.
This bargello by Trudy is a testimony to patience! Fabulously put together and the colours are superb.A paper pieced hexagon quilt by Katrina. Custom quilted but kept simple so as not to take away from the piecing.The border was quilted with a flower pattern to enhance the Flower Garden.A cute lap quilt by Meagan. Very simple but very effective. Quilted with a feather pattern.Another of Meagan's Lap quilts - this was done with chenille and cotton and quilted with tumbling teddies.
A Civil War quilt made by Lorraine - fabulous work as always Lorraine! Quilted with the baptist fan pattern.This quilt came down from the country and is a real country looking quilt. Made by Sarah while waiting for her baby to come along into this world. It was quilted with a horses head pattern.The back of the horse pattern quilt.A colourful quilt by Therese for her unborn grandchild! What a wonderful colour and pattern for a baby. Once again, tumbling teddies in orange!An Irish Chain quilt all sewn by hand and given to my friend who passed it on to be quilted. I used swirly feathers for this one.The back is as usable as the front on the bed!
Another hexagon quilt made by Jean this time. Once again custom quilted in a simple manner.This quilt took Katrina a while to make and a while to quilt! Custom lines round each block kept it simple but effective.Jenny made this lovely bright quilt for her grandson. Just needs the eyes to be added and of course the binding!His name is Domenic - which was quilted using one of the old fashioned alphabet patterns. (Close up of a couple of the letters)
Well folks, thats all for now - off to bed and early to rise! Gets the quilter in the mood to use her eyes! LOL
|Edge to Edge Continuous Quilting (Pantographs)||from $4.60||per square foot|
|Stippling||from $6.00||per square foot|
|Basic Custom Quilting||from $10.00||per square foot|
|Machine Basting for hand quilters||$1.60||per square foot|
|Quilt set up preparation||$24.00||per hour|
|Includes cutting threads, ironing, trimming, centering pieced|
|backings and stay stitching if required|
|Minimum charge per quilt||$65.00|
|Mini Jumbuck 2.4m wide||$23.00||per metre|
|Matildas Own 100% Cotton Wadding 2.4m wide||$20.00||per metre|
|Matildas Own Charcoal 60% Wool 40% Polyester Wadding 2.4m wide||$20.00||per metre|
|O'Sew Soft 100% Poly 2.4m wide||$12.00||per metre|
|Other wadding available on request|
|Wide backing available||from $33.00||per metre|
|Tildafix Iron Paper backed fusible web||$15.00||per metre|
|Mail order is acceptable - just send a picture of your quilt and|
|measurements with a choice or idea of pattern and I can give|
|you an estimate which can be confirmed on receipt of your quilt.|
|Registered Mail with Australia Post is a good idea for sending|
|quilts around the country.|
|Post and Packaging will be added but there is no handling fee.|
|Piecing of backing or wadding||$22.00||per foot|
|Binding of quilt ready for you to hand sew||$1.80||per foot|
|Me to hand sew binding||$1.50||per foot|
|Special Threads eg Metallics||P.O.A|
|An Example of the how to work out what it might cost|
|Measure your quilt top through the centre from top to bottom to|
|get the length.|
|Measure your quilt top through the centre from side to side to|
|get the width.|
|Then calculate using the formula below.|
|Example only - 60" x 80" = 4800 square inches|
|4800 square inches divided by 144 = 33.33 square feet|
|33.33 square feet x $4.00 = $132.30|
|Pre-requisites needed for your quilt|
|If you are supplying the backing and wadding - it needs to be at|
|least 3" larger than the tip of the quilt on all sides. This allows|
|for loading into the machine.|
|All threads need to be trimmed from the front and back of the|
|quilt top and all seams to be ironed flat - this applies to any|
|Mark the top of the quilt with a pin or tag.|
|There is no need to pin your layers together as they will need|
|to be undone before putting through my machine.|
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