A Quilt Finished for Ms. Q

Sharing updates, on the quilts I’ve been entrusted to make or long-arm quilt, is one of the most exciting aspects of my job. The quilt I am revealing today was particularly special because I was commissioned to make it. If you are a quilter then you are well acquainted with the tremendous amount of money and time involved. After months and months of work I am very happy to report that the quilt was finally finished and has been delivered to the recipient.

What a pleasure it was to make. The quilt was made using the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Atkinson Designs with fabrics from Artisan Batiks. I covered the entire surface with a swirly long-arm stitch pattern. While I don’t have a photo of the entire quilt I do have several showing sections of the quilt. Here they are.

The Back of Quinn H Quilt
The Back of Quinn H’s Quilt
Closeup of Quilting on Quinn H Quilt
Closeup of Quilting on Quinn H’s Quilt
Swirls on Quinn H Quilt
More Swirls on Quinn H’s Quilt
A Swirl with Attitude on Quinn H Quilt
Swirls with Attitude on Quinn H’s Quilt
A Sea of Swirls on Quinnn H Quilt
A Sea of Swirls on Quinn H’s Quilt
Quinn H Quilt
Quinn H’s Quilt

One more project off my list! Three Cheers! On to the next!

Cindy Anderson

What Should I Pack

In a few days I will once again be packing for an adventure. The destination is my lcitw (little cabin in the woods).

The process of packing for these trips begins long before departure. Each retreat has a unique itinerary. This one will include time for playing with fabric.

Packing for everything but my sewing adventures is easy to accomplish because the list seldom changes. Packing for a sewing adventure is much more difficult; much more laborious.

Relocating my sewing studio from my spacious quarters in my home to my compact space in my lcitw takes a lot of planning. First on my list is deciding which projects to take. Once I have that narrowed down (do you really think that’s remotely possible) I can focus on gathering the needed gadgets and supplies. Just as with packing outfits for the trip, I almost always pack way too much.

Going with me on this trip are the commissioned quilts as well as supplies to create art pieces. The two commissioned quilts really need to take precedence. Sticking with that train of thought will be challenging but I will do my best to stay focused. Here’s a photo of the two projects that will definitely make the trip.

I’m over the top excited to be making this trip! Wish me luck!

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting

I Have Been Commissioned

The power of suggestion, whether through spoken word or a photograph, can be very strong. How we react to that experience is up to us.

As the name of my business might suggest, I am a quilter. Photographs and examples of my work are displayed throughout my blog, my home and the homes of my family and my customers.

To those that have a heart for items made by hand exposure to the richness of their quality often leads to a craving for one of their very own.

Sometime ago a close sister-in-law expressed her admiration for my work. While sharing her words of encouragement she asked if I would be interested in making a quilt for her granddaughter.

Quite some time passed before the request went from just an idea to the choosing of a pattern and fabric. After exchanging countless emails the selections were finally made.

The pattern chosen is the Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs and these are the fabrics

Lori H Quilt

Now all I have to do is get started.

Thanks for sharing your time!

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting



A Small Gift

I received a cool gift recently from a family member. Sometime ago she had stitched together an adorable little quilt top then set it aside to be completed at a later date. Many days passed before the quilt was rediscovered. Not having the desire to finish the quilt she decided to pass it on to me. With open arms, I willingly accepted her project.

The quilt top, measuring 36 1/2″ x 45 3/4,” was made with a variety of batiks. Left on the to-do-list were a few minor repairs. One of the sections had been sewn on backwards so that needed to be fixed. With very little effort I was able to remove and re-attach the backwards section.



To polish off the small quilt top I

  • trimmed up the edges



  • ran a row of stitching around the entire perimeter to prevent the seams from opening during the quilting process,
  • carefully pressed the entire surface,
  • then added it to my stack of quilts to be finished.

For now that’s all I’m going to share. Be watching for further updates.

Thanks so much for your visit. I look forward to sharing my quilting adventurous with you again.

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting

The Yellow Brick Road

The only thing better than children is grandchildren. Eighteen months ago my fourth grandchild was born. The excitement of her impending birth brought about a frenzy of sewing activity. Between my oldest daughter, my Colorado daughter and myself we created a diaper bag, storage bag, two quilts, among other items. Today’s post is about one of the quilts.

During one of my many visits to Colorado my second daughter and I did a bit of fabric shopping. I don’t remember the name of the shop but I remember where it was and what we were shopping for. On our agenda was the purchase of fabric to make a quilt for grandchild # four. I very distinctly remember playing a role as referee in the weeding-out of various candidates. By the time we left my daughter had purchased everything she needed to make the quilt.

I had no role in constructing the quilt but I did have the privilege of quilting and binding it. The borders were quilted with a bubble pattern. In the center panel I used a geometric meander. Take a look…

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Vital Statistics:

  • Measurements – 48 x 56 1/2
  • Time Spent Quilting – 6 hours
  • # of Quilting Stitches – 125,913
  • Thread Used – Omni Medium Grey
  • Name & Author of Quilt Pattern – Yellow Brick Road by Terri Atkinson

Thanks for visiting!

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting