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quilting by Stitched in Color!

Did you know that Rachel of Stitched in Color now offers machine quilting services? She kindly reached out to me a while back, offering to quilt one of my quilts for me. And since I have many many quilt tops that are still hanging in my closet, I jumped at the chance to get one finished! (Actually, first I made her nervous by telling her I tend to be picky about quilting tension… nice, right?!)

We settled on this quilt, which is a decent size throw, made out of Heather Ross’s Mendocino line and a bunch of coordinating prints. You can see more of this quilt top here. I packaged it up and sent it off and asked Rachel to let me know what quilting design she thought would work well.

They have a number of quilting designs available, and are happy to add new ones if you don’t see what you’re looking for. Rachel suggested this clamshell triple fan design, and I agreed that it would be nice for this quilt.

I was so impressed by how professionally everything was handled once I mailed off my quilt. I received an email letting me know it had arrived, along with a scheduled date for when it would be quilted. And then before I knew it, I had another email with tracking information because it was already on its way back to me! (Unfortunately, I ended up with the flu and didn’t get out of bed for six days, so despite being anxious to see it, it sat boxed up in the hallway for a while!)

And look! So pretty! It comes packaged in this lovely aqua box, which my kids immediately tried to steal. I think presentation is so important, and Rachel has nailed it, making it a really fun experience to receive your quilt back. And then there’s the quilting – it’s flat and even and I am very pleased with how it looks on this quilt!

A bonus for me was that the quilt also was returned all neatly trimmed and ready for binding. Trimming a quilt is one of my least favorite jobs, so I was really happy to find that this had been done for me!

Do you have quilt tops languishing in your closet? I can tell you it feels good to get them finished. And if you’re like me and feel you’ll never have the time to do the quilting yourself, consider taking a look at Rachel’s quilting services. I know you’ll be happy you did! Click here for a thorough explanation of the process, including how to prepare your quilt.

I’m trying to decide on a good binding, then I’ll be back to show you the entire quilt soon!

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*As mentioned, the machine quilting was provided for me by Stitched in Color, though all opinions are my own. I highly recommend this service, and will definitely pay to have additional quilts quilted by Rachel!

11 thoughts on “quilting by Stitched in Color!

  1. love the quilt and the quilting! Please not the link in teh last paragraph “Click here for a thorough explanation of the process, ” is giving a 404 page not found error message.

  2. Hello,
    I’ve been following you for a looong time! I loved your Mendocino Log Cabin and Rachels’ fabulous quilting treatment of it. I’ve been hanging onto that collection for too long and you have inspired me to get cutting! A question – I’ve searched high and low for a bit of the Flea Market yellow eyelet. It’s the one that I cannot seem to put my hands on. Do you have a source? Having seen yours I can tell that it is NEEDED to pump up the collection. lol
    Thanks so much-

  3. hi, just found your blog through a pinterest link. i was excited to see you were from burlington. i am across the lake in plattsburgh area.

    your quilts are all beautiful. i love your use of bright colors. i got really excited reading through your posts to see a reference to a quilt shop in burlington. then i read that it was now closed. so, where in the area to you go for fabrics. since there are no fabric stores in plattsburgh i have a hard time finding supplies. i can always order online, but i like to see things in person, you know.

    i have been to the quilt shop in essex junction a few years back. need to make another trip there. anyway, love seeing your projects. keep up the good work.

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