Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Carolina Christmas quilts are done, done!

I have the best longarm quilter in the whole world. Not only does she quilt beautifully and FAST! She picked up my two quilts and then delivered them when they were finished. You cannot beat that service. Her name is Lisa Olinger. A beautiful and talented woman who also rides a Harley!
She names my quilts! I totally understand that. When you are working on something it will speak to you. Lisa says the Brothers Grimm nursery story was what she saw while quilting my quilts for my two Pisces grand daughters. This quilt is called Rose Red.

And this quilt is called Snow White. Don't you just love those leaves and roses?

I really love hand stitching bindings down. It give me one last cuddle under the quilt.
I used 22" strips of all the backgrounds in the blocks. I did my math for the amount of strips I would need to bind both quilts.
And boy was I ever "right on".
I had 4 1/4" left of the binding! Nothing like master planning!
I am soooooo lucky!


Quilter Kathy said...

These are so beautiful...enjoy snuggling your amazing creations before they go out into the world to spread joy!

Cheryl Willis said...

I love the names for the quilts. I will sometimes quilt just a bit different when working with similar patterns or tops. looks great! cheryl