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I’m so behind in posting customer’s quilts. Saw this one in my photo file and realized I never posted pictures.

Patsy did a great job on this cute appliqué wallhanging. Here’s lots of pictures of the blocks. My camera made them slightly more intense red color.

Light custom quilting including swirls, ribbon meander, landscape meander, holly.

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Spent some time at Oak Island with son and his crew the first of July. Had a great time.

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They had fireworks but they were a bit far away.

Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Sometimes pantographs looks great on quilts. Just look at these!!

Barbara’s happy quilt-I want to snuggle with this one.

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Ann’s-rich colors-used King Tut thread in purples and blues

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Nikki’s – one of Bonnie Hunter’s scrap mysteries

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Carolyn’s blue and white-one of my favorite color combinations

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I’m fortunate to have such great quilt tops to quilt.

Occasionally I do something other than quilt. My husband and I took Greg’s youngest for a pony ride. Isn’t he sweet looking (the child that is).

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The pony kept poking Craig in the leg.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Marilyn has done it again. This is a large (around 92×95″) appliqué quilt. Her work is just beautiful. Her appliqué is perfect. I am blessed to call her a friend.

Couldn’t get a picture of the entire quilt, so here are a couple of views

Most of the appliqué backgrounds are quilted with my version of McTavishing with feather flowers, feathers, and butterflies mixed in. The butterflies are the same butterfly in one of the blocks. Mosaic is quilted with crosshatching.

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Here’s some of my favorite blocks.

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In this block, I quilted McTavishing in the cream background but in the background directly behind the appliqué, I quilted leaves to separate it from the McTavished area.

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This is the block with the appliquéd butterflies.

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Center block

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Border

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Thanks for stopping by to see this beautiful quilt.
Linda

My nephew’s son, Evan (6 years old) lives in Florida and is a big Minecraft fan. That doesn’t surprise me. I have 3 grandsons nearby who have discovered this addictive game. Yesterday they were playing against each other and were laughing so hard, they had trouble hitting the buttons on the IPad!

Evan’s brothers received quilts from me when they were little, many years ago. Now it’s Evan’s turn. We’re going to see them soon so I cut some green, brown, and blue 4″ squares and started playing on my design wall. The tree looked better on the wall. Ummm. I must have put it together wrong. Oh well.

Since I started with 4″ squares, the quilt is good size-64″x 77″. It’s already been quilted with Patriot pantograph which has stars and ribbons. Finished pic later. Tonight it’s work on hand sewing binding. Hope Evan likes it.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Once again my customer and friend, Mary, has pieced a beauty. You would have to see this quilt in person to appreciate the precision of her piecing. The border print has a small circular motif at the edge and the seam is exactly the same distance from that motif all around the quilt. The miters on the borders match exactly. I can’t begin to even figure out how to piece this accurately.

Here’s the entire quilt.

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The embroidered blocks had a bit of rippling from the embroidery. So I put a piece of Quilters Dream wool the exact size behind the embroidery and stitched a very fine McTavishing. Ripples gone.

Center block has continuous curve, curved crosshatching and feathers.

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The blue border has a simple zig zag.
Here’s more of the embroidered blocks. Flying geese have line dancing and feathers. Blue and white border print around center block has scallops.

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I quilted a freehand feather meander in the quarter square triangle blocks. Really doesn’t show in pictures. I really love the chevron border top and bottom. Straight lines in the centers and curved crosshatching in the triangles.

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The last border was a challenge for me. It’s very wide. I divided it by stitching a straight line in a little white line in the print all the way around, on both sides. Whew. That was tough!! Then after trying 4 different freehand designs and ripping them out, I stitched 1/2″ double piano keys. Everything else I tried ended up showing up and then disappearing in the print. The result was muddy and confusing. So I decided straight lines worked best. The two sections on both sides got zig zags.

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I’m pleased with the results. Repeated designs tie the quilt together and all are appropriate for a classic.

Thanks For stopping by.
Linda

This pattern by Kate Spain uses her line of fabric called Cuzco. It is easy to imagine her inspiration being the Lost City of Cusco. When I research this Inca city, I found the pictures showed walls that went across the mountain, almost horizontally. So I thought the quilting should reflect the Inca influence.

Quilt top was pieced by my friend and customer, Lynette.

Thought I would try taking some photos outside since the light in the house seems dim. But then, the trees were creating shadows.

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I used Rainbows variegated thread, with colors that are in the quilt, to quilt double lines following the piecing lines. Also used the Rainbows to stitch an Inca cross called Chakana in this area. In between those lines I quilted double lines and the white area with white Sew Fine thread.

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Since I pebbled the center circle, I repeated these circles in several other different areas.

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The large white area kept telling me to quilt something with vertical emphasis. So I divided the space into three areas and filled them with swirls and a design I thought was very “Incan.” You can see instructions for this design at Feathered Fibers. She calls it “Sprocket.”

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This quilt was quite a challenge for me since it is my first modern quilt that seem to ask for extremely dense quilting. Frankly, I told a well known modern quilter that I was “freaking out” about it. Not far from the truth. But in the end, I practiced several ideas on my computer, went with my instincts, and watched the design develop as I drew in the lines. Didn’t turn out too bad! JIMO

Thanks for stopping by.

Linda

This lovely bluework quilt top was made by Carolyn. She told me to do what I wanted and I was in a feather mood. So I stitched around most of the embroidery, leaving some of it not stitched to give it dimension. Then I stitch a frame and filled it with my version of McTavishing. I added some leaves and flowers here and there. The area outside of the frame was feathered. The border has swags with feathers and 1/8″ straight lines.

All quilting done with Sew Fine in an off white. That helped me to see where I had stitched.

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A few of the blocks.

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The border

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Thanks Carolyn for giving me the opportunity to be in feather heaven.

Linda

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