Saturday, March 28, 2009

Quilting Service Give-away!

I'd like to mention a fantastic FREE service my quilter & his wife, Russ & Rhonda Adams, are giving away through their business, The Back Porch Quilters.

They are giving away a free quilting service that consists of an edge-to-edge quilting for any size quilt and with any pattern that they have in their pattern library.

This is an amazing free service, just for signing up through their blog, here: The Back Porch Quilters.

Russ just posted their free offer on March 26th, so you'll have 2 weeks to sign up for the drawing.

A little bit about how I know Russ and Rhonda: I met them through my friend Dana of Old Red Barn Co. Russ has been quilting my work for about 15 months now, and they are great people to work with. They have played a huge part in the growth of my business, especially because of their turn-around time. Their pricing is extremely reasonable and they stand behind their work 100% (and so do I!). Russ' quilting is professional quality and I'm always pleased with his work.

Please give him a go on your next quilt project. He quilts for people from all over the country and I know you'll enjoy his sunny personality, too!

If you read this and decide to have your next quilting done by Russ, please tell The Back Porch Quilters that SuzGuz sent you!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Snow Storm Today

. . . and we're supposed to get an additional 8 inches through the night!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Upcoming Design: Mary Ellen's Basket

This afternoon, I began cutting Turnovers out of Layer Cakes, and this is what I have left to cut (there is a whole row of Layer Cakes under what you see).

Take it from me: It is better to simply buy the Turnovers than to cut them out of larger pieces of fabric.

However, the fabric I wanted to use for my sample for Mary Ellen's Basket did not come with Turnovers, thus I'm doing the cutting (you can see the stack I've cut so far in the background, which consists of the rectangular pieces you see spread out on the cutting mat).

It's been a lot of fun seeing the different fabrics that are in this line and I look forward to seeing how they all come together.

In the last photo, you'll see a printout from my EQ6 program where I printed off the yardage. With the yardage estimate comes a tiny picture of each individual fabric you use in your design. I keep these close by when designing, especially if I'm dealing with a lot of different fabrics. I like to mark on this page, the number of cut sizes I will need of each fabric. I love being organized and this has helped immensely!