Hey ladies--here's a quick and fun way to finish a quilt in no time. You also get to use up fabric that maybe you aren't too fond of. Really no piecing either. All you do is put a top piece of fabric that you do like, (should be a solid color or close to it) and put another "top" fabric under the solid one. The second can be pieced with all the fabrics you want to get rid of. You still use batting and backing just as you would for a pieced quilt. I will quilt it with the "CIRCLE LORD" --7 TREASURES template. When you get it back you cut various petals out wherever you want. Here's a picture of one my friend Nancy did. After washing, the edges fray a bit. Quick, easy, and fun. TIP: If you make a large quilt like this, you can cut it into squares for baby quilts.
Hey ladies - Please don't overlook the Circle Lord Designs shown in the patterns area. They are beautiful and work up perfectly. The "Swirls" seems to be one of the most popular, and look great on kids to adult quilts. Really fun. Don't miss the "Baptist Fan" or "Pampas Grass" either. You just can't go wrong with any ANY of their large patterns. Take a look and see if one of the patterns should be on your next quilt.
All information from the website is now listed here. Please look to the right at the pages written in "Green" While viewing the patterns, just click on what you are interested in and the picture will enlarge. Download the "Work Order Form" and send with your quilt. Pictures of quilts we have enhanced are shown in my webshots listed above this blog. Please see the announcement below about the move.
I have added a little area titled "MUSINGS" for your enjoyment. If you have something you think I should add to it, please let me know.
Hi Ladies---Lyon Den Quilting has retired. Bob and I have retired to sunny California, up in the high desert. A few of you have requested our new address and phone number so you can continue to send quilts to us. We will be closing the website and the "Lyon Den" name, but for your convenience, everything you see on the website will be on this blog, "Machine Quilting by Carol" Please copy the blog address for future contact with us. It has been a real pleasure enhancing your quilts and we want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support. You will be able to find us under Lyon Den Quilting but the business will be just me now: Carol Lyon. Yes, I still look forward to quilting for you.
Any questions please feel free to email or call us.
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
When 24 hours in a day is not enough;
remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and start to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
it into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again
if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand
and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded
With an unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table
and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the
empty space between the sand.
The students laughed.
'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - God, family,
children, health, friends, and favorite passions
Things that if everything else was lost
and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the things that matter like your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else --
The small stuff.
'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have room for the things that are
important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
There will always be time
to clean the house and fix the dripping tap.
'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'
One of the students raised her hand
and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked'.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'