I'm home! I had a visit with my favorite daughter over Mothers Day weekend, then came home, unpacked, repacked, and headed to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh. But now I'm back home and ready for some quiet time, some Cooper time, and some sewing time.
Besides me being home, look what else is too, Mesmerize is back in the house.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 131, if you would like more information click here. The pattern is by Basic Grey. I noticed the quilt on the pattern cover was quilted using the Baptist Fan pattern so when I finished piecing my top I also wanted it quilted using that same pattern. When it comes to quilting Baptist Fan quilts I thought of Abby at Latimer Lane Quilting. Abby can quilt a myriad of patterns, but I think she's become somewhat famous for her Baptist Fan quilting, she has quilted dozens of quilts using that pattern, mainly Swoon quilts made from Camille's thimble blossoms pattern.
I could not be happier with how it looks.
Abby has quilted several other quilt tops for me, she's very fast, charges reasonable fees, (and sometimes runs sales) and is very easy to work with. If you're like me, and don't like fussing with the binding on a quilt, Abby has someone who will do that for you too, and that's what I did with this quilt. So Mesermize went from the box directly to the red couch. Perfect for summer.
When I was at quilt market I saw this Mesrmize quilt in the Basic Grey booth made from their new line. I took a good look at the quilting because I was curious if they went with the Baptist Fan design for this version of that pattern and noticed they did not. The pattern they did use looked very familiar to me, it was an orange peel design that Abby also frequently uses. It wasn't until I posted this picture on Instagram that I found out that Abby quilted all three of these quilts for the Basic Grey team for market.
Here is Abby's contact information if you would like to have her do some quilting for you.
I had the best time at Spring Quilt Market and have much more to share. I also picked up a few items and was given a ruler for some giveaways. The giveaways will be short and sweet so this is your notice. I know I haven't been blogging as frequently as of late, but you may want to check in every day this week if you're interested in my market posts and some freebies.
See ya tomorrow!