Patty Ray asked me to make a quilt from these “Parasol Lady” blocks which she and her mother-in-law embroidered by hand. I stripped it together with Quilter’s Blenders Purple from our shop and quilted it tracing around the dolls and filling in with a twine design. It’s quilted in ecru thread on top and purple on the bottom. The quilt is filled with our Hobbs Heirloom batting for a soft and natural feel. I also embroidered the label and did the binding. The beautiful handwork by Patty and her mother-in-law certainly makes for a beautiful gift for a lucky granddaughter!
Don’t ever think that a man can’t create a spectacular quilt. Mike Johns embroidered these amazing designs and then put this quilt top together with his serger! I quilted around the designs and blocks then added twine with a swirling border. We used our black Hobbs 80/20 batting and it is backed with Quilters Blenders Black 108” quilt backing. Mike is a very talented designer and he creates many beautiful original machine embroidery designs!
Katherine Denmark made this adorable quilt for a precious bundle of joy, her grandson Brody! Calm blue water flows around the beach scene and nautical elements. The center is surrounded by an eye catching anchor print and the back is also nautically themed. I quilted it to outline and puff the boats, birds, seashore, beach umbrella and lighthouse in the center with a few shells thrown in just because it’s at the beach. The blocks are quilted in anchors, sailboat and a lighthouse framed with Feather Rope. The balance is quilted with the High Seas design. It has our soft Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting inside to keep Brody nice and warm. Katherine sewed the binding by hand and did a great job with this beautiful quilt!
Our next class will be on making the Sashed Half Hexagon Quilt. The class will be on March 10th from 2 to 4 PM central time at our shop. The class fee is $25 which covers all materials for the class. Bring your sewing machine and lets learn a new pattern! Register for the class in person at Lady Bird Quilts & Fabric on Saturday or by giving us a call or just send us a message. If you’re a beginner, no problem! Just come join us and we will teach you the basics and get you up to speed so you can enjoy the rewards of making your own quilts. Fabric will be for sale after the class if you need some for your quilt.
If you’ve never been to our friendly fabric & quilt shop before, we are located at at 7161 Highway 90 in Grand Ridge, Florida. Phone is 850-329-8276. See you at the class! 🙂
We want you to make a quilt so we are continuing our Hi-Loft batting giveaway and sale. Buy 5 yards of fabric (any fabric in the store, mix & match) and we will give you the the amount of this batting you need for your quilt (up to and including a King size) for Free! If you need even more batting we have this high quality 96” wide 6.6 oz. polyester batting on sale for just $3.60 a yard (10 cents a linear inch).
Our thanks to Linda Radford and Linda Wester who both came from Tallahassee for our “Flying Geese” class last week. We all had a great time! We will post the date and topic for the next class as soon as it is set.
We sell fabric by the yard as well as Fat Quarters, Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs. Our cotton prints are $5.00 a yard (except for collegiate and specialty material), a wide range of bargain cotton solids are $4.00 a yard with premium cotton solids priced at $5.00 a yard. Fat Quarters are $1.00 a piece, with bundles of 10 for $9.50. Jelly Rolls (40 count of color coordinated 2 1/2” x 44” strips in a roll) are $19.99 each. Charm Packs of pre-cut squares are available in 3 1/2″, 4 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ sizes. Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting (96” wide) is in stock for $8.28 a yard. To complete your quilt we have top quality 108” wide cotton quilt backing material for just $10 a yard in numerous colors and prints.
Do you have a quilt top ready to be quilted? Lady Bird Quilts provides skilled Longarm Quilting services in a wide range of styles and designs. We can finish your quilt and make it look great! Give us a call at 850-329-8276 or just bring your quilt top to the shop on Saturday for an estimate. If you have a fabric, sewing or quilting question we’ll be happy to help. We are open every Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm central time at 7161 Highway 90 in Grand Ridge, Florida. Just look for the Lady Bird Quilts sign.