Tuesday, November 8, 2011

long-arm quilting {giveaway & coupon}

It's a little embarrassing how long I've been working on this quilt. I'm not even going to admit when I bought the fabric. But I still love it, and I decided that before I left Seattle I would get it done. I almost got there. :) Just the binding left to do. Add it to the list.
The only reason that I actually have it quilted is that I got a little help. I love quilting my quilts--it's one of the most satisfying parts for me (I know many of you disagree with me here!). But as this was a large quilt and I really didn't want to risk messing it up, I sent it out to be quilted by a professional on a long-arm quilting machine. Best. Decision. Ever.

My friend Karen has an amazing set up. I covet her machine! The hardest part was deciding what design to use. Check out just a sampling of them here and here. The other great thing was Karen's personal advice. Otherwise it might have been too overwhelming to choose a design! 

 
Because I know so many of you are in the same boat as me when it comes to finishing projects, we're offering a giveaway of 50% off quilting on any size quilt, any design quilting! To enter, just leave us a comment telling us what quilting pattern(s) you like best from Karen's blog. Easy peasy! Entries must be received by Monday, November 14th at 11:59pm PT.

Here's what Karen helped me choose. A darling design worked inside each block, with a similar design around the border. Love it!

Karen is also offering a 25% off coupon to our readers! To receive your 25% Off Coupon (no expiration date), simply email "25% OFF COUPON" to KarensQuiltMagic@gmail.com. Be sure to check out Karen's pricing and quilting instructions, too.

You should really give yourself a break this holiday season and let someone else do the hard work for you!

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33 Responses to “long-arm quilting {giveaway & coupon}”

Leah said...

Beautiful!

The mittens pattern would look grat on a winter quilt

tina said...

I like the English Oak pattern.

Katie said...

Oh wow...i would love this SO SO much. :-) i have a quilt top itching to be finished. :/ After at least a year. I think my fav would just be a semi circle or sonething simple...but im open for expert opinion for sure! ;)

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Love the sumatra and the monstera but I'd be open to her suggestions--they are all so pretty! I have a queen-sized top that's all ready to go--I've always done my own but I'd love to have this one done on a long-arm!

Jennifer said...

sigh - i'd love to be able to quilt like karen! It's beautiful

kmattso2 said...

I love the Pretty paisley and Feather Frond... I just freehand quilted my first quilt a couple months ago and it was so fun...but I am such a perfectionist, I would love my next quilt to be machine quilted and perfect =]

Barb said...

I love the pretty paisley! Thanks so much for the great give-away!

Bailey said...

I like the leaf sashing #2, the one with leaves and loops. Leaves and Loops is the patterns new name, it sounds so much better!

supersara20 said...

I love the feather frond or the gothic vine! I sure hope I win, I have a monster king that I've dreaded bringing in to have done!

mouse said...

All of them are amazing! I really like the semi circle.

Brooke said...

I like the Loops Double pattern and Semicircle. I have a quilt this would be perfect for!

Maggie Ann said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Good for you. I have two unfinished ones. I think they will be my daughter's inheritance!

Aimee said...

I love the gothic vine and the strawberry fields.
Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Ruth said...

I like Novaya as it combines two of the elements that I like: leaves and a bit of a swirl. She had many designs that I liked.

Rachel Renee said...

I love the leaves and leaves 3!

Leah B. said...

I love starburst. I have a quilt top sewn and waiting to be quilted...too chicken to do it myself and ruin it!

Kelli said...

I have never seen a paisley design on a quilt before, I think that would be so cute on the right quilt!

Danielle said...

My fav is gothic vine. :-)

Maritza said...

Celtic cross is one. Beautiful quilt. Great pattern.

CNJ said...

It's so hard to choose! I have a 100 wishes quilt that needs to be quilted and I would love to pay someone else to do it! I think I like the 8 pt. star or heart links pattern for the inside of the blocks.

Summer said...

Ooohhh...I have a quilt composed of blocks made for us from our wedding that is semi-finished (read needs the quilting done) and this would be Fantastic! I would keep the pattern simple, maybe just the hearts :-)

Robb and Carisa said...

This fall I married my true love after more than 10 years. Instead of a unity candle we planted an oak tree to symbolize our union.

I just love the English Oak pattern to go on a quilt in our bedroom to remind us of our most special day! Thanks for the chance!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Just beautiful. Wow, love that quilt and love it...
Blessings,
debbie

Jacki's travels said...

Great giveaway! I like the Celtic Braid pattern.

Katie said...

Feather Frond is my favorite. Boy, if I won this it would certainly spur me to make a quilt for my daughter's bed!

The regular prices are quite reasonable, less than I would have thought!

Em said...

I love the orange peel design. I think it would be cute against a geometric block.

Emily said...

Oh my cuteness! I love the starburst, and I am kind of partial to the stiple one too. Love this stuff. Makes me want to quilt!

Thanks for doing the give away!

Wonderful Whittacres said...

I loved the pansies pattern but for little boy quilts the lizards are absolutely adorable!!! Hoping I win!

maggie mcfly said...

This is a REALLY fun blog!!! Karen does beautiful quilting. Sumatra is my favorite. It looks so elegant.

Rhonda said...

Love the insignia pattern. Just finished a queen size quilt top and this would be quilting pattern would be perfect for it.

Bailey said...

I like the "Flake Pointy" and it's probably just because it's about that time of year! There are a lot of great options - thanks!

Dave & Glo said...

Where can I get a quilt pattern for this quilt? It's beautiful! -Gloria

ADK Kate said...

I have material for 8 placemats for our new dining room table that have a spring flower motif. There is one area of the placemat that is plain material that the hummingbird motif would be perfect to highlight the spring/summer motif and add that extra something special that would transform may work into a work of art :)

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