If you are into instant gratification, custom quilting probably isn’t the way to go. And there’s no better example of that than the story behind this quilt… a quilt 4 years in the making.
Cassie P. first contacted me in March of 2010, wanting to have a quilt made for her boyfriend. She had a simple design in mind, something that would feature the college they had both recently graduated from. We emailed about the project, but the cost was a bit high for a new graduate and she put the idea on the back burner for the time.
Over the next few years, Cassie would touch base with me occasionally, to see if I was still quilting (spoiler alert – I was!)
Last fall, she was ready to go and contacted me about having a Marquette quilt made for Christmas. Unfortunately, I was already booked for the holidays! Ain’t that always the way? But I was able to work out a deal where I quilted a small coordinating pillow in time to wrap with the promise of the full quilt to come later…
And later finally arrived! Almost 4 years to the day from when she first contacted me, Cassie’s Marquette quilt is being delivered.
As I look back on 10 years of custom quilting, it makes me giggle to think this project has been on my radar for 40% of the time I’ve been in business. And while most orders don’t take quite this long to finish, a lot of time and effort DOES go into each custom created Whimzie quilt. As I said, quilting may not offer instant gratification, but, wow, is it worth it in the end!