Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Home

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!

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21 comments:

  1. How much fun and what a beautiful finish for the pattern you made!

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  2. Market must have been a blast! Isn't it fun to see a quilt you have made and then get to see designer's. Thanks for sharing the Basic Grey quilts and can't wait to see other pics you took at Market!

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  3. Is Market open to the public ? Love your quilt.

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  4. Welcome back! Can't wait to hear about your market adventures!

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  5. Welcome back and sounds like everyone had a great time there.....the Basic Grey quilts are great and love your Mesrmise....looks really great on your red couch!

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  6. I love this quilt... it's on my "someday" list. And baptist fans... SWOONING over them!
    Can't wait to hear all about market!!

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  7. Welcome back. LOVE Mesmerize. I think I'm going to buy the pattern and make it for myself in Scrumptious. Yours is just so happy and Springy looking.

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  8. Love your Mesmerize quilt - it turned out beautifully! Loved all of your IG pictures from Quilt Market. Will be looking forward to reading more about market on your blog this week.
    Anne D

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  9. I love how it looks on the couch! So glad it got home safe and sound. Thank you so much for the kind words - much appreciated!

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  10. LOVE your finished Mesmerize quilt! I have that pattern on my 'to do' list, and now that I've seen it finished and in your home, I know that it will be moving up my list! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see what else you have from Quilt Market!

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  11. Love the quilt. Very nice. It looks wonderful on your red couch. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. It look so good. Love it on the couch. Congrats on another finish! You work soooo fast.

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  13. WOW!! You have been busy!! Love your newest quilt...and the fans are wonderful!! A great combo!
    P

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  14. Mesmerize looks perfect on your couch for the summer. I bet you had a fabulous time at Quilt Market, would love to hear more about it.

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  15. Baptist fans seems to be perfect for this quilt
    Gloria
    Gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  16. Baptist fans seems to be perfect for this quilt
    Gloria
    Gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  17. Thelma, thanks for your Instagram photos from Quilt Market. I really enjoyed seeing them, and it was fun that you posted them as you walked through Market (at least that's what I thought you did!)

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  18. Welcome home! You're so lucky to attend Quilt Market. Would be a dream to go. Love your quilt!

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  19. Looks great! Baptist Fans is one design that I'm requested to quilt often. It is a pattern that brings great texture on many quilt tops making them even prettier.

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  20. I LOVE that quilt!!!! The design is very interesting and your fabrics add to the whimsy. Baptist Fan is my favorite quilting design to do by hand. It's so easy because all the quilting goes in the same direction. No need to be flipping the quilt all around. When women quilted in frames that couldn't be turned, they needed quilting designs that let them quilt all in the same direction. They used a plate or something round to mark the design on their quilts. But you probably already knew all that.

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