Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's Back!

I arrived home from work on Monday to find this little box tucked up in the corner of my front porch. It was my Beyond the Cherry Tree top, back from the marker.

I asked for 3/4" cross hatching and single lines in the border. 

If you click on the picture below you can see the transition on the borders in the corner.
Here are the details.  It was sent to Bellwether Dry Goods and I was charged $14/hour.  The top is 100 x 100 and it took 9 3/4 hours so $136.50  Since I live on the other side of the country, there was also my shipping charges in and out which totaled $42.82.   I could not have even considered marking this top, let alone have it done in under 10 hours. I'd be 10 days working on something like this and it would have been a mess.  Merry Christmas to myself, money well spent for a craft that I enjoy so much.  It's certainly cheaper than therapy and there's nothing more relaxing that rocking a needle, up and down, up and down.

Jingle Bells,
Sharon

9 comments:

Nancy said...

I agree money well spent. How are you going to do those stems? Happy stitching.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Wonderful! I've never heard of this service!! We have some ladies who have their quilting done for them...they say they "quilt by checkbook"! I think it's a pretty cute saying? Don't feel bad about spending your money in this way...if you can afford it and it helps you complete the quilt...Go For It!

Mimi said...

You know Sharon, if I am honest with myself, it is probably the marking of a quilt that deters me from handquilting. Now that I know there is someone out there that would "mark" it, I may consider having this done in the future. I am excited for you; and hope it won't take your years to get this one done. I, for one, and very anxious to see this beauty complete. Merry Christmas.

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a wonderful service that is!
Good for you to treat yourself! You've done an amazing job on the quilt - it is well deserving of this little luxury!
Best wishes to you upon the completion of the hand quilting.

taylorsoutback said...

So awesome, Sharon! Let the quilting begin!!
I am with Mimi - the marking can be so intimidating. Even finding a large enough area to lay it out if you want to see the "whole picture" - as for the actual quilting, my new chair is so comfortable I fall asleep with needle in hand. :o)

Louise said...

I do a lot of hand quilting but like Taylor, i have been known to fall asleep with needle in hand. You are really going to enjoy working on this. What did they use to mark?

Lori said...

How exciting!! When do you plan on basting it?

Nifty Quilts said...

Looks like you've got plenty of happy handwork to do. I had no idea there was a "marking service." Good to know! Best holiday wishes to you and yours.

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