Category Archives: Gifts

Cap Quilt

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Linda Neel asked my sister, Iris and I to make this cap quilt for her husband Bill as a Christmas present.  She brought us all of the old caps he had saved from his years of farming and the wonderful Coca Cola printed fabric (Bill loves Coca Cola!).  The remaining fabric including the corn and peanuts is from our shop.  We appliquéd the cap with the Coca Cola patch.  I quilted a tractor into four blocks and stipple quilted the balance.  Linda did surprise Bill with his Christmas present this year!  🙂

T-Shirt Quilt featuring Basketball

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I made this T-shirt quilt for Diane McCombs as a Christmas present for her son.  It showcases his sports shirts surrounded by his school colors.  The fabric is all from Lady Bird Quilts.  It’s backed with our Black Tilt-A-Whirl 108” quilt backing and filled with Hobbs 80/20 Heirloom Batting for a nice wight and feel.  Since he is mostly into basketball I quilted it in Basketballs & Loops then made the binding from a basketball print

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Ducks Quilt

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Connie Melzer asked us to make this quilt as a gift for a special friend of theirs.  She provided the panel and picked out the colors.  Iris and I pieced the top and surrounded the ducks with split rail fence patchwork.  All of the fabric except the panel is fabric we carry at Lady Bird Quilts.  It is backed in Tilt A Whirl Brown and I quilted it in a loose stipple design.

Law Enforcement Quilt

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This king sized memory quilt was made by Patti Spooner out of shirts and patches from her husband, Ed Spooner’s career in Law Enforcement.  It is backed with our Black Tilt A Whirl quilt backing and the batting is our Hobbs Heirloom 80/20.  I quilted it in the Twine design.  I understand it is a present for a very lucky daughter!

Longarm Quilting & Custom Quilts

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Lady Bird Quilts provides longarm quilting services in a wide range of designs and we make custom quilts to order.  Prices for special order quilts vary so contact us for a quote.

We quilt on an APQS Millennium Longarm Quilting Machine which has a 14’ frame that can accommodate the largest quilts.  It incorporates the state of the art IntelliQuilter computerized quilting system to stitch digital designs with incredible precision.  We can make your quilt look its very best!  Whether quilting your latest project or perhaps a heirloom quilt top that you have inherited, we would love to help you.

Quilting Prices:
Basic edge to edge quilting is priced at 2 cents per square inch.
Individual Blocks with up to 4 designs are 2.5 cents per square inch.
Custom Quilting all over is 3.5 cents per square inch.

We sell Premium Quality 108” width, 100% cotton tonal printed quilt backing fabric in a variety of patterns and colors for $10.00 per linear yard or we would be happy to use your own special backing, just make sure the backing is at least 6″ larger than the top on all 4 sides.  We carry two different types of quilt batting (sold by the linear inch so you only but what you need) or you may supply your own quality batting.

We create unique Memory Quilts to commemorate the special times and defining moments in the lives of you and your loved ones.  These can include pictures, t-shirts, military colors and seals, fabric in theme or collegiate prints and much more.  These quilts are beautiful reminders of what we cherish and you can use and enjoy them for a lifetime.  Our Quilt and Fabric shop is located at 7161 Highway 90 in Grand Ridge, Florida where we are open from 9 to 4 every Saturday.  You can also pick and drop off quilts by appointment at my quilting studio which is conveniently located close to I-10 about 30 minutes west of Tallahassee just south of Greensboro, FL. Give us a call at 850-329-8276 or message us (click contact above) to discuss your quilting project today!

Memories…

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This is a Memory Quilt made by my sister Iris Melvin to capture memories of Earl Franklin.  His wife, Dorothy asked Iris to make a quilt out of several of Earl’s cowboy shirts as a present for Brian Hunt who was like a son to them.  Iris also incorporated pictures of Earl, Dorothy and Brian along with appliqués of a couple packs of Earl’s trademark Winstons.  She did not sew down the flap of the pocket Earl carried his cigarettes in so she could slip a real pack in the pocket.  The back is a nice comfortable plaid.  Since Earl loved his boots, fishing and Brian, I quilted it in Cowboy Boots, Fish and Teardrops.  Gone but always remembered…