Let's Make A Deal!

19 February 2013

If you follow me on instagram or threadbias you might have seen the progress on this quilt.

It's Denyse Schmidt's Point Me quilt pattern.
This quilt was meant to be for our king size bed in our master bedroom.

Well .... there's a story that goes along with this quilt, and after you read it you might think I am a tad bit crazy.  And truthfully, you are probably right.  This quilt was a pain to piece, but eventually I completed the top.  

I laid it on our bed to see how it looked in our bedroom and it was the exact same color as the walls.  There was so much tan in our room.  I wasn't quite sold on the quilt but I had spent so much time cutting those tiny triangles and piecing all of them together.  Not to mention, all of the money that went into the fabric.  This is a huge quilt people!  At 95"x104"  I couldn't just forget about it and put it in a closet.  So I pieced the back and took everything to the long-armer.  

It sat at the long-armer for a week before I called them and said "Don't do it!!!".  I asked them to not quilt my quilt.  I just couldn't pay all of that money for something that I wasn't going to be completely happy with.  I was prepared to rip it all apart.  I planned on making the triangles into a table runner and save the large panels of linen for another project.

A few days later, I went to the quilt shop to pick up my quilt and Cindy (the long-armer/quilt shop owner) was so upset that I didn't go through with it.  She was in love with the quilt top and she wanted it desperately.  Well being the resourceful girl that I am, I mentioned that I love bartering!  So guess what!  I get to trade my "Point Me"  quilt top for long-arm services!  Heck yes!!!!
And you better believe I know exactly what will be getting quilted!
I love the low volume look and it is exactly what our bedroom needed!  I used the charms from the Low Volume Charm Swap that I hosted plus a few other prints to make this quilt top.

Once I get some pillow shams made I think it will look perfect! 


  1. That worked out perfectly!! I love the points quilt but I totally get what you're saying about all the tan. The low volume quilt is perfect!

  2. What a great deal!!! Win...win for both of you.

  3. I'm glad you didn't rip it apart, because yes, that would have been a little crazy after all of those triangles! Glad you figured out a good trade!

  4. Creative, Resoursful, wow, you go girl. I love the quilt on your bed right now.
    Truly a win-win for both parties.

  5. Smart girl! And see, everyone's happy! You did absolutely the right thing. I can't wait to see your matching pillow shams!

  6. That`s fabulous for both.Love your quilts!!

  7. Great plan! I'm looking forward to getting my low volume squares. (is it strange that I want to zoom in on the photo and see if I can find any of "my" fabrics?)


  8. Ah dang! I thought the quilt was still up for bartering.

    Sounds like an excellent trade. And I love both quilts.

    Now off to find you on instagram...

  9. Nice! I really like the top too, but it is cool that you worked out a deal. :)
    Is your quilter Cindy at Alford Inn?


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