I have been a fan of buffalo check for many years, long before it became a popular modern farmhouse staple. At least two master bedroom decors ago, I had a black and white buffalo check duvet made. That was long before we took pictures of everything we made, or ate or every place we visited so unfortunately I do not have a picture of that duvet. Over the years I have re-purposed the fabric from that duvet to create several items including a window seat cushion, upholstery for a rocking chair, a few pillows and I still have some of that fabric left over.
Several months ago I ran across a buffalo quilt picture on Pinterest and I decided right then and there I needed to make one. I bought black, gray and white fabric and begin the process of measuring, cutting and piecing the quilt. The quilt top went together quickly and for about a minute I considered quilting it myself. I have machine quilted several crib size quilts and one full size quilt on my sewing machine. I immediately remembered how cumbersome quilting the large quilt was on the small sewing machine so I decided to send it out for machine quilting.
I have used Missouri Star Quilt Company to do quilting before and also a local quilter who has since retired. This time I came across an Etsy vendor Nancy’sQuiltingCoShop who mentioned she had a fast turn around time and was less expensive than other quilters I had used. I worked with Nancy to pick a quilting pattern, mailed her my quilt top and about a week later I received my quilted top back. That was FAST!!! I am very happy with her work and will send quilts to her again in the future!
I love this new quilt and cannot wait for a cool evening so I can snuggle under it while watching tv!
I also recently made a baby quilt for a friend’s new grandchild and embroidered the baby statistics into the quilt. It turned out really cute. You can see it on my Instagram profile page @swtpiestudio.