Say that post title 10 times fast. 🙂 I can’t wait to reveal the rest of the quilt from my last post, but it just arrived home yesterday. Talk about snail mail!! It took nearly a week to ship 2 states away. I was starting to entertain awful thoughts that my client’s quilts had gone to the wrong home. Well they did arrive yesterday and she was thrilled!!! So I’ll get to show her quilts soon.
I’ve been quilting up a storm. Trying my hardest to play catch up yet again. 🙂 So far I’ve finished quilting 6 quilts this month. That’s almost a world record for me!!! Luckily between custom jobs, I had some all over quilt jobs I could sneak in. Speaking of sneaking in…I was able to sneak in couple of my own very small top to be quilted as well. I figure when it’s 12:30 in the morning, that’s on my time and I can put a quick project of my own on the machine without feeling guilty. No custom quilting on my own stuff, no binding yet either, but that’s ok with me! I’m just thrilled to enjoy some of my things. I tell you, it re-energized me to quilt a few of my own!!
I quilted up this gorgeous mini tumbler runner. I picked up this kit at the Quilter’s General Store in Rockford Illinois last November on our way to Primitive Gatherings. The kit was an awesome deal. It included the 3″ tumblers, backing and binding fabric. If you order it online here, it includes shipping too!! Quilter’s General Store is an AWESOME shop if you are in the area, even if you are not, it’s worth it to go. There are some amazing shops all in a relatively short distance of one another, so you could make it a great day trip!
It’s the first time I tried quilting nested swirls like this. I LOVE it!!!!! I will quilt them again. Went fast and I love the texture. My inspiration came from Judi aka the Green Fairy. Judi has mentioned how she likes to quilt swirls because it works for everything. She was RIGHT!!!
I decided not to go with the backing in the kit. Not because I didn’t like it but because I needed a larger backing. I actually quilted another little runner at the same time, on the same backing. What a time saver. I’ll show you that runner soon. 🙂 The backing I used worked perfect for both quilts and it’s so pretty, it easily could be reversible.
I kept this side up for Valentine’s Day.
I believe the backing is from a past 3 Sisters Christmas line. I love a reversible quilt!!!
I also tried a new batting out of my sampler box from Dream battings. It was the Green batting. It’s made from recycled materials and is a poly batt. I LOVED it. LOVE, LOVE LOVED it. Was so surprised how much. It is soooooo soft and pliable. More so than the regular Dream Poly. It quilted up beautifully!!!!! The stitches just melted beautifully into the fabric. You could see the texture of the quilting. It didn’t flatten out at all. I will be ordering this to have on hand for another batting option. I will use this in my own quilts for sure. I love it like I love wool batting!!! AND it’s a fraction of the cost of wool.
Hope everyone has a great day!