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This is a 60" x 75" bright applique Batik throw Quilt I really enjoyed creating. I was getting tired of making 'quieter' quilts!

Reminds me of the islands..lulling on a bright hammock under the palms, picnicing on the beach surrounded by beautiful seashells...you name it!

A happy batik with all different colors with the intricate applique satin stitched around in matching thread. I backed this with an all over tie-dyed batik looking cotton in coordinating shades which make this SO NOT a quiet quilt!!!

The binding is a super bright hot pink cotton machine stitched for strength. As with all my quilts the binding is double folded/double stitched for added strength as the edges of a quilt are usually the first to wear.

I free motion quilted around the shapes and channel quilted the bright green shot with gold border print fabric.

My sewing studio is away from the rest of the home - we do have a beautiful cat but he never comes near my quilts - though he would love to!! We have a complete smoke-free environment however.

*******I recommend that quilts not to be stored in any plastic bags for any length of time as the natural fibers cannot breathe. For storage, it is best to lay a quilt flat (on a spare bed if available) to avoid fold lines that the cotton fibers can create. You may wish to store them folded on the bias (cross ways) and placed in a cotton pillowcase if need be. Quilts should never be exposed to direct sunlight as fading and bleaching can occur and weaken the cotton fibers.*******

****************PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING - IMPORTANT*******

Many quilts sold are pieced by individuals and then sent out and quilted by other quilting specialists who work on a long arm quilting machine - and can be quilted, by expert machine operators, in just a few hours on the frame they are loaded onto. A long-arm quilting operator runs the threaded machine over the quilt and creates continuous patterns either produced manually or computer generated digital designs. This is a fairly quick, effective, efficient and pleasing manner in which to finish a quilt top.

ALL OF MY quilts,however, top, back, and quilting, are sewn completely by myself on my home sewing machine in my home sewing room.

Please be aware that my look is definitely more 'hand made' and not as pristine as the perfectly computerized machined stitches and patterns - which is achieved on a long arm machine. (and with Hand-Crafted comes irregularities and imperfections , and sometimes more than a few wonky lines - but with LOVE stitched in every stitch!!)

So again, be aware that my quilts look more' hand-crafted' than 'manufactured'. I spend alot of time figuring out the actual quilting patterns, whether they be my signature 'feather' designs, or a modern 'pebble' motif, echo quilting, straight quilting stitches or free motion quilting to emphasize shapes, people, backgrounds, etc.,

IF this is the look you desire, then you will be pleased with your purchase - if perfection and immaculateness and 'manufactured' is what you're after, then you may want to look elsewhere for your quilts.

I have held your quilt in my lap, my arms and hands, for many, many hours, for many, many days, creating for you an absolutely hand-crafted, by Truelove, quality quilt! A 'simple' quilt can take between 15 - 25 hours to design, cut, piece, baste, quilt and bind. A more detailed quilt, according to sizes, can take between 30 - 50 hours. A complicated large quilt takes about 70 + hours to complete by myself.

I machine quilt every inch to two inches on my quilts which involves a tremendous amount of stops and starts and thread changes. I quilt on my Husqvarna and/or Brother sewing machine (which can LITERALLY be a pain in the neck (and arms-and back!) with some of my larger quilts!!) using chalked stencil markings or free motion quilting which I make up along the way. This takes a super amount of time which I have to make up for in my pricing, but I think well worth the extremely personal touch.

I have laid awake dreaming at 2 a.m. of YOUR new quilt - from fabric shop -to planning -to cutting - to stitching - to finishing - to packaging - to you!!!!

With love and cuddles you quilt will get softer and softer with use!

**************Please see my shop policies for further information****************************.
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Ian Truelove

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