Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chain of Daisys - For Sale

I have another Beautiful Quilt up for sale. If you are interested please email me at (alyciaquilts @ and we can work out the details. All prices do not include shipping. I use insured USPS shipping.

Chain of Daisys
52 x 66 inches

Made of 100% cotton fabrics.
Machine pieced and machine Quilted.

There is a hanging sleeve attached to the back. It was hung in a quilt show on a rod.

Front of Quilt ^

Close up of the front 

Back of Quilt
The Cream is the hanging sleeve

Close up of Quilting

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Butterfly Love - For Sale

*  Butterfly Love  *

This Quilt - called *Butterfly Love* is for sale. It is made of all 100% cotton fabrics.

Machine Pieced, and Machine Quilted on my Nolting. It has Quilters Dream 80/20 Batting in it.

Size:  70 x 76
Price $500

If you are interested in purchasing it please contact me ( alyciaquilts @ / Please include Butterfly Love in the subject section.I will invoice you through paypal, and add the shipping costs. All quilts are mailed using USPS Priority Mail.

When payment has cleared I will then ship the quilt to you.

Friday, June 28, 2013

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Quilting on a Budget

As a Long arm Quilter I have already set my price ranges. I know what I need to charge for different types of quilting.  But when my Customer comes in with a Budget in mind.... it sure is fun to figure out what we can do for that amount, and how it will make the quilt look.

Recently I had a Client bring me a 90 x 90 inch quilt. It was ( and still is) gorgeous!! She knew exactly how much money she could afford.

Since I charge per square inch, we figured out the size of the quilt, divided it by the budget she had, and that gave us the range per square inch she could afford.

We then went to my Panto book, and my free hand design book, and looked at all the quilting designs in that price range.  I have to be honest - this was a LOT of fun!!!

When choosing quilt designs this way - I am amazed at the possibilities. I really thought that by setting a budget she would be limiting herself to just a few things, but in reality I had a ton of designs in that price range, and it was quite freeing to choose this way.

Here is the full quilt. Those Feathered Stars are all HAND. PIECED.   .. She has a little more patience than I.

She ended up choosing a real feathery, flowy design. And it really enhanced her quilt.

She also decided that she wanted to layers of batting. One to make the quilt denser, and two to enhance the quilting design.
When your client comes to you with a budget, I hope this helps you figure a way to show them what can be done.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Triple Irish Chain Quilt

Oh La La - This quilt was sent to me by a wonderful client to have a little quilting done on it. She really wanted a few feathers, and for the White blocks to stand out.

Here is a photo of the whole quilt. The colors are just incredible. 

I quilted it all free hand on my Nolting. I used a circle template in the center of the white, just to make sure I had a consistent circle in each block.

She left two big borders as she really wanted feathers in them.
In the smaller border, I did swirly feathers.
In the larger border I did a serpentine feather

The back ( pre trimming the threads)

Thanks for visiting!!

Don't forget I have some quilts for sale too


Thursday, May 16, 2013

A baby Quilt

One of my customers made this cute little baby quilt. She thought just a quick meander would be good - and I agreed. But then... I started playing in the borders ( with her permission of course)

We think it turned out really cute!

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Judy's Craftsy 2012 BOM Quilt

This one was SO MUCH FUN to quilt! Judy took the 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month class at 

I was the lucky quilter to get to quilt it!!!  

Are you ready for some pictures?

First off - it is in Green.... I love Green... and I love Orange and Pink and Blue.... oh my - I Love them all!

I echoed the Hexagons in this block.
And put some pebbles in the dresden plate.

And did a lot of Swirlies all over,

In the spiderweb we did some straight line quilting - to highlight the pebbles in the center of it.

And generally had a really great time quilting it!

Added a little feather or two...

I couldn't choose my favorite block - but this one came real close!!
Thank Judy - for allowing me to quilt your quilt!! I sure enjoyed myself! And - well - I sort of wish I didn't have to give it back!!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

A Show Quilt

HMQS  is a Quilt Show in Salt Lake City - and this year they had a Veterans Challenge Quilt entry.... so I entered!  I haven't really ever done anything like this challenge before, so it really, truly, was a challenge!

You sent in a little bit of money - they sent you back a pack of fabrics, and a batting, and a requirement to make a 60 x 72 inch quilt. With the fabrics they sent, and up to two ( I think) more.

So.. I did!  But it was a challenge to me. First I had to "see" the quilt... I couldn't decide on a design, I couldn't decide on a level of difficulty... decisions!!! Tough!

I set my goal of choosing the pattern design to be done in January, Fabrics to be cut in February, Quilt to be pieced by February 28th, quilting to be done by March 15th, and binding and shipping to be done by March 30th... you know that was the one I procrastinated on right?

My quilt is there, my quilt is waiting for the show to start in May... here is my next question....

Are you supposed to blog about show quilts before they get shown in the show?
Aren't you supposed to remain anonymous to the judges?  ( Not like I am a celebrity or anything LOL)

I notice that some people blog about their finished quilt before it is in the show - okay? or not?

Since this is a judged competition - I think that for now my goal will be to show it to you in May - after the show is over.... deal?

Although.... do you want a sneak peek?

Proof it was bound...... 

and Proof it was quilted.....

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Quilting Machines

I get asked this a lot - What kind of Machine do you have? And What should I get?

First off - if any of you have heard me talk at guilds, you will know that I NEVER seem to do things the "right" way..... so I am not sure that the way I went about purchasing my machine is the best.

But I do know - that I LOVE it!!  I have a Nolting Pro 24 - and it is a workhorse - seriously! It just keeps going and going!

As with every machine, maintenance is required, and recently my baby had to go get maintained. While it was out, I had a chance to quilt on a different brand of machine. This one was different. Not wrong, and maybe perfect for someone else....

But I do have to admit - you sort of get into a routine with your machine, and anything different - is , well, different.

I did like the other machine. It was easy to run, it had great buttons. The handles were not set the way I have mine set, and because it wasn't my machine I was not going to move them. I did decide this was a great feature though. One I would make sure every machine has - the ability to move the handles they way you need them.

It was actually a larger machine - it had a 30 inch arm, and I thought - Wow - I bet I will really like this, and be able to quilt so much faster... truth is - Nope... still took me the same time. I also found out, that I am not a fan of that much throat space. Even being tall - I had a really hard time reaching out that far, so I didn't- I only rolled the part of the quilt I could reach.

My recommendation about buying a longarm machine - go try them out - seriously. It is an investment, and you do want to make sure the thing fits you, and you like how it runs.

Ask questions. Check the throat/arm space - see how far you can reach - comfortably. Make sure you can adjust the things like the handles, lights, speeds etc - anything you think you might use when quilting. Check the thread guides, make sure you can reach them.

Do you think you will be changing thread a lot? - then you want this to be easy and user friendly.  My Nolting is so easy to change threads - its crazy easy. I love it.

Have fun looking, and trying them out. You might even look into renting time on some different models, this way you would get the real *action*. You might find out - you like sending quilts out to be quilted better. You might find you Love the Longarm part of it just as much.

It's an open world out there - have fun exploring!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Starry Block quilt

This yummy quilt was made by Ethel. Her one request for the quilting - make the stars stand out.

She loved it - it was quite fun to quilt too! I did a pretty swirly detailed fill in the cream behind the stars.

 Then in the blue there is a feather, but the rest of the star pops up.
Kinda cool!

The full view of the quilt.
This was a fun one to study!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Civil War quilt

This quilt - is just Cool!!!
I love these stars, and the setting was just really cool.

My instructions were:
no feathers.

Alright then ;-)
And we chose Baptist Fans.
I think that it totally suited this quilt.

I kind of had a hard time giving it back.....

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Memory Quilt

This T Shirt quilt was made by Judy - and it is amazing! The T Shirts are incredible. Check it out!
The Full Shot ( above)

Doesn't it look like a photo album?

She framed each shirt with really cool fabrics!

This is probably totally un-pc ... but the marine one is just awesome!!

Thanks Judy, for letting me work on such a great quilt!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mmmm Mmmmm

Another client quilt. This one was brought to me with the instructions to make the appliques shine....

I know these aren't the typical letters on the eye chart...
But aren't they cool?

I think if you click on the pictures you will really see the details.

the back!

She was very tickled, and was happy with the look!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Flannely Finish

This is one of my clients quilts.
I believe it is a Turning Twenty Again pattern, 
it is all flannel and SO yummy!!

She just wanted an allover design on it.

So we went with feathers....

It gives it a little bit of a Victorian effect
and it makes it SO snuggly!!!