The gorgeous quilting was done by Monika (a.k.a. Quilt Lover) in Saskatchewan. This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
I folded my completed quilt top into an envelope. It traveled through Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba (to give you a little Canadian geography) to a place called Big River. It took almost two weeks to reach there.
Then Monika ironed the top flat and went to work intricately quilting these fantastic swirly patterns that go well with the hexagon tile design. You can make out some of it in the middle picture and the last picture’s black corner.
Monika has a long-arm machine. My sewing machine has a short-arm. Even rolling and scrunching and shoving wouldn’t have let me quilt this. It’s the biggest quilt I’ve ever pieced. And certainly, my handiwork would not have been even remotely as beautiful as Monika’s. Her talent is amazing.
If you like piecing quilts (like me), but want them professionally finished (so you can start piecing another one), I highly recommend mailing them to Quilt Lover Studio in Saskatchewan so that Monika can get her hands on them. You will be amazed by what comes back in the mail from Big River. Two cents per square inch. And if you want, she’ll bat it, back it, and bind it, too!