Done and Done! With the help of a long arm ;)

A few months ago I did this Stairway to Heaven quilt tutorial for Moda Bakeshop. I did not finish it via quilt as-you-go as I normally do, so I ended up with a quilt top that sat in my sewing nook for months.
I love quilt as-you-go because there’s a sense of pride you get when you can say you finished an entire quilt all on your own (plus the quickness of Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern is always a plus), but I still enjoy making quilts the traditional way as well. That being said, I can end up with unfinished quilt tops laying around. Anyone else guilty of this? 😉
To my timely luck, my good friend Monica (owner of The West Seattle Fabric Company), just opened machine quilting services in her shop. Monica asked me if I had anything laying around that I needed to just get done and so I jumped at the opportunity to get this quilt finished, once and for all! One less work-in-progress, right?!
So after months of my sad quilt top folded up in my sewing nook, I bundled it up, dropped it off at her shop with high hopes, and…
…VOILA! Within 10 days my quilt was finished. Monica did a beautiful job, and took such great care of my quilt! She quilted the cutest hearts with edge to edge machine quilting.
What was
refreshing about The West Seattle Fabric Company’s machine quilting services was the super fast
turnaround time. Their goal is to get your quilt back to you within 10 days. They are able to accomplish this via straight forward, edge to edge quilting

And what’s really exciting is they will be offering their fast machine quilting services online within
a few months, so be sure to check back!

All you would do is mail in your
quilt top and backing (or choose a backing from their shop – they have minky and flannel options for the backing fabric, too!), and then they’ll mail your quilt back to you within 10 days. Super simple. That’s how I like it!

 I love to share my quilting experiences with you all, and this was a very good one! I’m really looking forward to getting a quilt finished with minky backing. I’ll let you know how that goes once it happens. 🙂

Once again, you can find my free quilt pattern HERE. And for more details on The West Seattle Fabric Co.’s machine quilting services, visit HERE – and check back for online quilting services coming soon!

If you’re ever in the Seattle area, be sure to stop by The West Seattle Fabric Co., or visit them online. My son and I are frequent visitors.

They have beautiful fabrics, and good taste in quilting books too 😉

Thanks for stopping by my blog to read about my experience with machine quilting services! The fabric collection I used for this quilt is Somerset by Fig Tree and Co. for Moda. I used all the colorways in the collection except for brown.

And with that, I leave you with Paige =)

Have a great weekend!

16 Responses to Done and Done! With the help of a long arm ;)

  1. Louise February 27, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful. I love the larger pattern of hearts. Sometimes long-arm quilting gets too busy for my taste. Maybe it is because I grew up hand quilting. Quilt, boy, dog — all a reminder of love!

  2. Karen Schurr February 28, 2015 at 12:52 am #

    that is SO pretty! Love your colors and that gorgeous binding.

  3. Lynne Tilley February 28, 2015 at 1:46 am #

    Beautiful quilt! I just love the patter and colors and fabric; and the quilting she did with hearts, LOVE that. I'm going to get that Moda pattern right now. I have some "Scrumptious" just waiting to be made into something as scrumptious as this! 🙂

  4. Lynne Tilley February 28, 2015 at 1:47 am #

    Oh yes, your binding is immaculate. Someday I hope I can do mine that well. So pretty!

  5. V Hair February 28, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Such a lovely quilt design and beautiful soft quilting.

  6. Joanie's Trendy Quilts February 28, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    Beautiful quilt! Paige sure gives her approval!

  7. Daytona Damsel February 28, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    Another beautiful quilt to add to my list of I want to make. That fabric is perfect for the pattern and the pattern looks like it could be adapted to quilt as you go made modern. Debbie

  8. Casoppia February 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    Very pretty and Quilt Police approved as Paige seems very happy on it ! LOL How adorable on both !! ( my dog and the foster cat are my QP..LOL).

  9. Peace Thyme Garden and Weather Station February 28, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    Love, love, love it! I have just started quilting (at my advanced age!) and seem to be doing pretty well with the piecing but the binding is my buggaboo! Your binding is fantabulous! And, I love the idea of quilt as you go.

  10. Sue W March 9, 2015 at 2:27 am #

    I so love your book, blog posts, and most importantly, your quilts, I had your book preordered from Amazon for several months before its release to make sure I got a copy. I have posted a little blog entry about a baby quilt I made by adapting one of your patterns. Hope you stop by this link to see it.

  11. Angie Du March 17, 2015 at 7:56 am #

    The Quilt is great. But the best is your dog … very relaxed *smile*
    Best regards

  12. Jane Victoria June 20, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

    Congratulations on the impending bub! It certainly sounds like you're dealing a lot at the moment. I hope you get a couple of weeks of quiet before he or she arrives.

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  15. Unknown December 18, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    I made two of these quilts (Stairway to Heaven), one with Fancy by Moda and one with Bandana by Moda. Instead of using strips from other fabric I just used the left over layer cake squares. I loved making the quilts and the results. Thank you for the pattern.

  16. Charlene Gasser December 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    I would have sent a picture of the two quilts but I was not sure how.

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