So, there is something going on in quilting right now...it is not a completely new phenomenon, we have all heard of Ricky Tims - http://www.rickytims.com/, and Jamie Wallen - http://www.jamiewallen.com/jamiewallen/Welcome.html etc., but it seems to be going more mainstream!!!! I discovered it this summer, right after I opened the new studio for Liz B. Quilting, when a man came in and asked me to quilt for him. He was with his wife and just like a used car sales man, I kept trying to talk to her, so she let me know ...read more
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I wake up in the morning and I cannot believe that this is my life… I tried to think up the things I am thankful for and it was impossible! I am thankful for EVERYTHING! I am first thankful to God and then to my husband who stands with me in the wonderful life that I get live and my family who made me who I am…my Mother especially without whom I would not be strong; determined nor capable as I am today.
A few weeks ago, it was time to do some maintenance on Bella (my 12' frame and 26' sew head with Autopilot). I call this giving her the "Spa Treatment". I love the Innova because it is so easy to do this "spa treatment" and it makes her so happy!
First you get some rubbing alcohol and some cotton swabs...
Then you dip the cotton swab into the alcohol and wipe all the white wheels on the carriage...
Then, put some alcohol on a paper towel and wipe off the tracks on the carriage and the frame...
Notice the picture of the borders in the previous post...
See how they ruffle...my customer did 4 borders and didn't measure 3X to get the average and then cut her borders to the correct size and pin them together from the middle out...and boy did they ruffle!
I had to give the quilt back and she was very gracious about fixing it and man what a difference. She said she cut 42" off the borders...there are 4 borders that makes almost 3" off each one (there are 16 border pieces total).
Her quilt ... read more
I am excited about our class this weekend on Sat Oct 19 from 10am – 4pm. We are going to learn how to do Applique Quilting using the Freezer Paper Method. This is a great way to make your applique come out great.
If you are interested in learning how to Applique or you have tried this method before, but found it hard…I urge you to come to Liz B. Quilting at 2757 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ste 117, Stafford VA 22554 for this class! Ann Littleton is teaching this class and is a well-known quilting instructor here in ... read more
Here is some more modern quilting at Liz B. Quilting...
Modern Quilting can be recognized by the modular pattern of the blocks, the non traditional placement of the pattern of the blocks and the use of solid or modern print fabric with geometric quilting.
I am selling this pattern if you are interested...just let me know.
A customer of mine who was renting time a few weeks ago quilted this quilt...
Then, she quilted this quilt...
The crazy cool thing is that the first one the quilting is smaller and it makes the blocks look smaller...BUT they are both exactly the same!!!
Can you see the difference????
I taught a Custom Longarming Class on Sat., which was AWESOME and have a tendency to work all the time in order to accommodate the schedules of my customers...however,
I am feeling so GREAT this morning after a day of rest. When you are starting your own business you have a tendency to work 7 days a week and 24 hours a day...(not literally, but you just never set your stress down).
I did a puzzle with my son, went shopping with my family and took a nap : D...
I read an amazing article in my e-mail this ... read more
Wow, I had a wonderful busy week last week! Here are some great pics of the GREAT quilts I was privileged to work on the last few weeks!!
A custom job that I am working on...it won't do to post pics before it is done...so more to follow...here is your tease...
So, here it is ! I think it came out fabulous!!! What do you think???
I am so blessed! There is no way that I could do what I do at Liz B. Quilting without my supporters!
My biggest supporter is my husband...he picks up all the slack at home while I am starting my business. He understands that in the beginning you really have to give it all you have to be successful. This weekend, he did the laundry, took my son to a birthday party and had dinner on the table for me Sunday night when I got home from work. How awesome is that!!!
My second biggest supporter is my Mom ... read more