Monday, February 21, 2011

Trying a new quilter

I finished this quilt a few weeks ago 

and now that I am back home I have it all ready to send off to Natalia who is a long arm quilter.
Ever since I started quilting 8 years ago, I have always had the same person quilt my projects. Susie uses that big, huge computer quilting machine and I have always been very happy with her work. 
But, 8 years is a long time to not try something new (I am a creature of habit), so I discovered Natalia's blog by accident and saw the amazing work she does with a long arm quilting machine and decided it's time to break away from the mold. So my quilt top and backing are all package up and ready to ship off to Utah tomorrow. I drove all the way to the post office today and then realized...oops, it's President's Day, post office is closed.
I am so excited to see what she comes up with for the quilting design. She says it's a three week turnaround, so I will post when I get it back.

Yesterday, I also finished another market bag. 
This is my third prize in the One World One Heart giveaway. 
So it's all ready to ship off to Janice in Florida. Hope she likes it, I sure do.
I followed the instructions I found on Megan's blog. It's a little different from the others I have made and just as quick and easy.


Tara @ Aquamarine Art said...

Hi Diane - that quilt is lovely! I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to enter my giveaway and for helping me spread the word! I love that it's bringing me to new-to-me blogs too :)

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

Diane...I LOVE your Awesome looks so neat with the borders!!