Christmas quilt quilted, and an offer from Late Night Quilter
Remember the Christmas quilt top? It’s back from being quilted in Texas! The lovely Stephanie from Late Night Quilter has been building her long arming business and offered to quilt it for me. I jumped at the chance– I’m notoriously slow at making things for myself, and though I love the quilting process, this quilt was the perfect one to send away.
Look how gorgeous it looked, even before I unwrapped it. I was so excited to see the whole thing, but first I took a million pictures of my perfect package.
Stephanie and I worked together to figure out how to quilt it. It was my first time using a long-arm quilter for one of my own designs, and I loved how she listened to my design input and overall vision for the quilt. I used two of my go-to design keywords, simple and elegant. Though she had some beautiful Christmas-themed designs, I wanted some all-over nested loops to prevent the quilt from being too busy.
I’ve also been trying to keep the quilt Christmas-y but not overtly so, and this approach was consistent with that.
We decided on white thread, and I love how it works with the prints. I especially enjoy how it looks in the gray four patches, where you can really see how the loops are spaced within the piecing. Stephanie was also excellent at advising how big and close together the loops should be for my little 3″ finished squares. (If you remember, this quilt was pieced along with my Block Party bee mates form the North Jersey MQG.)
And here is the quilting from the back, (which, like the top, is snowflake-inspired). So pretty.
I have a special offer for you! aStephanie is offering her long-arm quilting service to readers of my blog at 10% off, plus free Quilter’s Dream batting! Just mention melintheattic when you email her at latenightquilter at gmail.com. I’ll update this post again when the offer has ended.
The timing for this is perfect. I can’t wait to get the quilt bound and washed and on the couch as we decorate the house for Christmas this weekend. I’ll be sure to show how it looks with the rest of our decorations.
Do you have a Christmas quilt?
FULL DISCLOSURE: I received free long-arm quilting on this quilt in exchange for mention on the blog, but all thoughts, words, and opinions are fully mine.