I just uploaded a new favorite digital quilting pattern for all you longarm quilters! It’s a good, old-fashioned, traditional pattern – just the kind we love around here. Hope you like it as much as we do!
…And… Did you notice? We named the pattern after our wonderful little niece? A graceful pattern for a graceful little lady!
I’m so glad the Lord chooses to grow children up whether we want them to or not. I so love each stage that I’m afraid if I could choose, I’d keep our nieces exactly as they are. Woe to me if I’d have my way! I’d never know the joys that are around the corner waiting for us as they continue to mature, grow, and become dearer and dearer to our hearts.
And so it’s starting. The wonderful little things that children say to make our days brighter and our lives so much more fun.
Like walking into Michael and Jacquie’s house and having Caroline look at us with her bright eyes and say, “Let’s have a snack!” She’s learning that it’s fun to feed people. Fun to do nice things for people. She said it with such cheer in her voice. She runs over to the counter, pulls up her stool, hops ONTO the counter, and promptly pulls down her gummy snacks and passes them around for all to enjoy. The adults all smiles and enjoy – not the snacks, but the pleasures of a child.
Or how about singing “God Is Great And God Is Good” before meal time? The last line says, “Give us, Lord, our daily bread.” To which Caroline says, “Mom? Why do we have to say ‘Give us, Lord, our DAILY BREAD?’ Can’t we say ‘Give us, Lord, our MAC AND CHEESE’?” She definitely loves her mac and cheese!
We were soooo privileged to be allowed to do this quilt! One of our favorite, “memory-making” (you know what you mean to us!) customers brought it to us. It was truly a work of art and we felt the responsibility of such an undertaking. This quilter had spent hours upon hours doing detailed little blocks, borders, and applique. She had picked out PERFECT fabrics. The quilt was stunning. And we had the joy of quilting it!
I hope you find it as enjoyable as we did!
***Like the quilting? Own a computerized machine? Watch our blog and website for the release of the quilting patterns we used!***
Hi there! We’ve added even more 108″ wide backing fabrics. And we’re excited that this time they are BATIKS! The colors are simply incredible and the fabric has that wonderful “batik feel”. These will definitely add some interest to the back of your quilt. Check them all out here: Wide Backing Fabrics at Three Sisters Fabric
I did this quilt for Kathy Lyon in December of 2012. While it was cold and snowy outside this was a beautiful, tropical quilt to work on in the warmth of my studio. It was Kathy’s first appliqué and a joy to work on. The center was all free hand and borders were patterns that were placed using the Statler Stitcher. Kathy just received the call that the quilt won Best of Show at the Elkhart County Fair. We are thrilled!
We’ve been working on expanding our backing selection around here. Today we hit 100 bots of wide backing fabrics! We’re really excited about that cause it is nice for all of us. You have plenty to choose from and neither of us have to piece backings!
Here are the newest additions, but keep looking for more as we continually expand.
We just love feathers around here and this quilt has them! The kite shape was somewhat unique, so I designed a custom feather for it…And called it… Feathered Kite. It fell right into place and complimented Emily’s Feathers Border & Corner just as I wanted it to. As another quilter told me once, “Feathers have personality! They HAVE to match.” Well said!