How I Love Long-Armers...

Posted Mon, Nov 15 2010 7:20 PM by Mary Fons

I have a pair of arm-warmers. This is not the same as a long-armer.

Arm-warmers are like detached sleeves from your favorite sweater that come down over your hands with holes for your thumbs. They look like this:

They're very helpful if you ride your bike when it's cold, which I do quite a bit. But arm-warmers are not long-armers, thank goodness, because neither would really be able to do the other's job very well. Long-armers, of course, quilt your quilt tops when you ask them and pay them enough to do so. I've heard over the years that you can quilt a top by hand, by machine, or by check. It's a funny joke because it's true. 

I just got pictures from my latest top, quilted beautifully by LuAnn Downs, my new favorite long-armer. She did my "Curved Log Cabin," a design by Blue Underground that I did in 60+ scrappy yellows and oranges, set against steel gray. Thanks, LuAnn!

 curved log cabin, quilt, mary fons, quilty, scrap quilt, modern quilt 

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Monday, November 15, 2010 10:24 PM by Nana

Very pretty quilt.

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Monday, November 15, 2010 11:28 PM by gini

beautiful quilt

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:24 AM by Barbara

Mary, very nice quilt ,I like the way the patternin the quilt looks almost 3-d like . thanks for sharing..Barbara

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:30 PM by Pat

Wow, what a beautiful quilt.  Thanks for sharing.

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Friday, November 19, 2010 12:06 AM by DBLTurtle

Gorgeous quilt!