This quilt was my 1000th Quilt! In November of 2008, I knew it was coming close as I kept a daily count of quilts from my first quilt in 2003. The count included customer's quilts and my own quilts. I counted all the quilts I quilted on my machine from day one!
As my customers were booking their dates for the 2008-2009 Winter Sale, which starts in December and goes to the end of February, (every year). I told them, that I knew I was going to hit the 1000th quilt sometime during the sale, but it would depend on how many Christmas quilts I quilted in December. Sometimes I get emergency quilts and that would change the count. So I could not be for certain, if it would be the end of December, January, or February. So my customers booked their dates knowing that one of them may be the lucky winner. They would get their quilting for FREE! The 1000th quilt was quilted the end of December, as it was a busy Christmas season. How exciting! It was a special day for me and a lucky day for my customer!
The front and the back of this quilt. Cool on both sides!
You've seen this one before, although I haven't blogged about after it was completed. There is a post about putting it together. It is this year's donation quilt that my Mom and I started last year and completed in December. We donated to the Fireside in Fort Atkinson for their yearly fundraiser. This year they are raising money for Rainbow Hospice. (Update: Raised almost $3000. - Quilts for a Cause Post). The Photo Gallery contains more photos of Quilts for a Cause - quilts from past years.
The block pattern of this quilt defines the lines of the pattern, so an overall quilting is perfect. The next photo shows the back of this quilt. She just pieced large sections from her leftover pinks, in no particular order for her backing fabric.
You can hardly see the quilting on this colorful busy quilt. That's why the overall Swirls are perfect!
Large overall swirls work perfectly on this quilt. It is a quilt created with the Easy to Sew Quilt Pattern.
One of the questions for this week's Friday's FAQ's will be about pricing.
What does it cost to have quilt quilted by you?
On the Contact Marcia page is an order form. Gives you all sorts of information and I can email you an estimate anytime.
Price per square inch is based on the type of quilting you choose … ranging from 2 cents a square inch for Overall X Large Meandering with a Twist to 2 1/4 to 3 to 4 cents a square inch and up --- based on the detail of the quilting.
Just to give you an idea: The Large "dinner plate size" overall swirls would be 2 cents a square inch. I think it adds more interest to make a dinner plate size and a salad plate size together. That would still be 2 cents a square inch. The salad plate size or smaller increases in price from 2 1/4 cent and up.
By getting up close with my quilting, I am hoping to give you a better understanding of free style quilting and all of the possibilities ... it is almost endless... Thanks again for stopping by to see what I am up to!
Another May for Me Giveaway tomorrow night on Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday
Having fun in May!