Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Quilts for Sale

Hi Friends!
 Let me start with a quick hello and answer a few questions.  I am still quilting,  for myself and currently loving hand quilting.  I am selling these quilts because they are many,  and I don't need them all.  I am working toward raising money for new ventures in my life and it is my hope that these quilts will travel, be loved, used and appreciated.  If you are interested in buying any of the quilts posted please email me directly at: Lolabluemar@gmail.com
 All prices are listed in US dollars and include shipping/tracking within the US.  I am happy to send additional photos upon request. Please, serious inquiries only.  Quilts will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. I will respond to all emails as soon as I receive them and update status here. As always, thank you for your interest and time.

#1 Diamond Mine 
This quilt was originally made as a class sample for piece as you quilt on the Longarm. It was made entirely on the longarm.  The quilting designs, sample Compositional Quilting, Broken Wreath, Ghost Shapes and Modern Moon. The piecing is all raw edge appliqué.  The back of the quilt is solid white, the batting is Quilters Dream wool, there is a hanging sleeve and the binding is colorful scrappy,  machine sewn to the front and hand stitched to the back.  This quilt has been washed and blocked. The quilt measures 55"long and 47" wide.

Read more about this quilt as a work in progress here

photo taken during quilting, all the blue marker you see has been completely soaked out.

all the blue marking you see here has been fully soaked out of the quilt.

during quilting

#3 Crazy Triangles 
Soft Opposing Triangle quilt, inspired and encouraged by Katie Pedersen and Jacquie Gering. Measures 67" long and 62" wide, all hand guided custom machine straight line quilting,  with ghost opposing triangles. This is a great bed quilt, it is soft and has a wonderful drape. This quilt has been washed.  Quilters Dream Wool batting and backed with Anna Maria Horner feathers. Binding matches background fabric with a plum flange. SOLD

Photo taken today in natural light

#4 Define Circle for me
This quilt was a bee quilt from the amazingly talented flickr group Fresh Modern Bee 2 This quilt measures 60"wide by 80" long.  Batting is Quilters Dream Cotton, backing is Anna Maria Horner velveteen. The background fabric in this quilt is a natural linen, lots of out of print Heather Ross.  The first photo collage and the second photo showing the mustard velveteen back were taken today, the remainder of the photos were taken before the quilt was washed and while the quilt was being quilted. Because this quilt has been washed the actual quilting stitches, cotton and linen fabrics, and cotton batting have all shrunk, the quilt has a wonderful soft drape and definitely has started to take on the appearance of an heirloom/antiqued quilt.  SOLD
Photos taken today (March 14, 2017) in natural light, no editing.

Velveteen backing fabric pieced with linen and raspberry Anna Maria Horner, natural light, no filter.

quilting progress

being quilted

#5 Down the Rabbit Hole
Pattern is Maple Leaf Rag from Sarah Fielke's book,  Material Obsession 2.  The webs spilling out into the border were my original idea designed with the ghost web/wreath quilting in mind.  This quilt is a fabric diary and has many rare and out of print fabrics.  The name of this quilt is inspired by the Alice in Wonderland fabric from Heather Ross's Munki Munki collection,  Alice can be found tumbling through the webs.  In addition to out of print Munki Munki fabric this quilt has a great deal of Kaffe, Echino, HR, Alexander Henry, Silk, Suzuko Koseki, Japanese and vintage Kimono fabrics.  All of the quilting is custom hand guided, some of the feather motifs are quilted using contrasting pale green and aqua softly variegated thread.  The grey border is charcoal grey vintage linen.  The quilt measures 70" square,  it hangs very straight.  Quilt has never been washed, backing is a made from leftover scraps of Kaffe Shot cottons and Anna Maria Horner Flannel, Batting is Hobbs Polydown, has a hanging sleeve and is very cleanly bound with Denise Schmidt teal and black fabric. 

Back of quilt.

Back of Quilt


Alice Falling

Alice's chair, Echino glasses

#6 Marcelle Medallion
Pattern from Alexia Abegg's book "Liberty Love". This quilt was a labor of love that took over three years to complete piecing/ quilting and binding.  It is made with a navy/denim/plum and mustard palette, lots of out of print fabrics.  The quilting is mostly a 1" grid with some ghost geese featured in some of the border rounds. Batting is Quilters Dream wool the back is light grey very lush flannel with a hanging sleeve and navy striped binding. This quilt has never been washed, has a lovely drape and hangs very square. This quilt measures 52" square. SOLD

#7 Granny Squares
This quilt was made by Heather Bostic and quilted by me using a digital on point maze design. The quilt has Quilters Dream wool batting with a dark grey anchor fabric on the back, it is bound with an assortment of scrappy solids. 

#8 Rainbow triangles and diamonds 
This is another quilt that was originally made as a class sample exploring Piece as you Quilt on the Longarm. Quilt measures 43" square has Hobbs Poly down batting, is bound with scrappy solids and prints, with a solid white backing. There are lots of grey flannels in the background and a lot of the pieced bits are raw edge. SOLD

During Quilting


  1. Still miss your gorgeous posts. Still love your style. Good luck with your new ventures!

  2. As a small time Longarmer of 17 years your talent has inspired me and helped me get past another quilting burn out. I'll miss seeing your wonderful creativity but if you are as talented in what new endeavor you choose, you'll be a success. Find your happy place.

  3. Just checking in to see how you're doing! Hope your quilts are selling. Most importantly, I hope you are doing well. XO, karen

  4. Glad to see you are doing so well. Wish I had met you before your last day teaching. I enjoyed sharing stories over dinner that night. Your beautiful quilting aesthetic is only outshined by your beautiful spirit!

  5. Krista, your quilts are amazing. The Marcelle Medallion just blew me away. I'm so sorry that you've gone through the burn out and disillusionment. I've been through the same thing in my current career and look forward to retiring in a few years. I wish you the best.

  6. Wow. Just found your quilts today. Wish oh wish there was some video to see how you do the straight lines interrupted by circles or rectangles, then continued like the shape was just dropped on top. Best wishes to you and your today.

  7. I still fins the very best ispiration here!!

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