Category Archives: Bucket List Quilts

Happy Wedding, Stephanie and Christopher!!

Happy Wedding, Stephanie and Christopher!!


Last month we celebrated the marriage of our daughter, Stephanie to Christopher!  It was a magical night and couldn’t have been more perfect for two very special people.  I’m a quilter but Stephanie is a photographer!  Check out her amazing work here!

The quilt I chose for Stephanie and Christopher is a quilt I made a few years ago.  It’s the quilt she asked to inherit but I didn’t want to wait that long to give it to her!  It’s also one of my bucket list quilt and one of my favorites.  It’s a bucket list quit because of the tumbler shape and the uneven binding. And it’s a one of a kind because I’ll never do that again!Tumbler edges

This quilt has a fun story, too.  I fell in love with the Amy Butler fabric and one of her reversible apron patterns, so I bought what I needed to make it.  Really?  I soon realized it would be a very expensive apron, (that probably wouldn’t get finished)!!  That’s when I switched gears and my “Apron Quilt” was designed and made.Apron turned tumbler quilt

Even though I gave away one of my most favorite quilts, it’s still in the family and I’ll be able to visit it!  It’s almost like giving away one of your children!

Have you ever switched gears and made something totally different then you planned?  If you care to comment, leave it on my Facebook page!

I have been busy with customer quilts and hope to post a bunch of pictures at the end of the year!


Linda 🙂

PSQ2 – Signed, Sealed and Delivered!!

PSQ2 – Signed, Sealed and Delivered!!

Wrapped and readyYesterday, my hubby’s cousin received a belated birthday/Christmas present from me via UPS!  My second Postage Stamp Quilt – Dancing Nines, 1,728 Charms!  Jeannine was on my Bucket List of quilts to make and I was excited to give it to her.  And coincidentally,  she’s having surgery this week so it’s also a long distance hug from us.Dancing Nines - PSQ2I love scrap quilts and Quiltville is a great source for them!  This quilt is based on Bonnie Hunter’s free pattern called Dancing Nines.  I chose to use my collection of postage stamp 2″ charms from The Curious Quilter swaps and I didn’t add the borders.  Dancing Nines quilting detailI loved quilting this with freehand orange peel in the nine patches and big pebbles in the sashing.

I’m ready to start my third PSQ if I can decide on the next pattern!

As 2014 comes to an end,  I’m thankful to those who have partnered with me to finish their projects and looking forward the many I have waiting for me to start in 2015!

My longarm year in review:

66 customer quilts+20 charity quilts+12 my quilts+2 quilt easy videos=a great year! 

We’ll see you next year!!  You can like, follow and check up with me here, too!


Happy New Year!

🙂 Linda

Denim and Flannel Fireworks quilt

Denim and Flannel Fireworks quilt

Denim Flannel quiltIt’s a finish!  I’ve been saving my son’s skater blue jeans for years and thanks to my quilting buddy’s inspiration, I’ve got a quilt!  My quilt is 64 denim and flannel squares and finishes at 76″ square.  I finished it just in time for watching fireworks!Denim quilt backI love the randomness of the denim colors!  The next quilt will be smaller squares, I’m on  mission to use all those denim jeans!

One of my clients made an original applique airplane quilt, check the pictures here!

I just finished a 3 day sewing retreat and managed to sew a complete baby quilt together!  Now, to find time to quilt and bind it.

Thanks!  Linda 🙂


Great Granny Square Quilt is Done!

Great Granny Square Quilt is Done!

My Great Granny Square quilt Another May finish!  This quilt was started on a whim and I love it when I actually finish!  After checking out Great Granny Square quilts on Pinterest and other blogs, I decided to add cornerstones and binding with a green fabric from my stash.  I tried scrappy cornerstones but the same color looked best to me.

All the fabric was from my stash of 2 1/2″ or 5″ squares plus lots of white remnants.  My quilting buddy, Candace, decided to set her blocks without cornerstones.  Here’s a pic of hers before the binding.  The background fabric is white, my indoor lighting does not do it justice!Candace's Great Granny Square quiltThe block quilting was inspired by a Pinterest pinner who made potholders out of her Great Granny Squares.  After some trial and error, I managed to figure out a path for stitching with the longarm without having to break my thread!  detail back

I love the stitching and did the same thing on Candace’s except for the outside edge fill.

Candace detail backWe’ve finally got some nice weather for outside picture taking.  The natural light is so much better!detail front

all folded and readylove the layersI’m linking with A Stitch in Time for a May finish, check out other finishes here!

May Finishes
I’m working on another bucket list quilt and hopefully will finish this month, too!
Thanks!  Linda 🙂

Design Wall Monday – Mile A Minute Crumb blocks

Design Wall Monday – Mile A Minute Crumb blocks

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Another scrap quilt started!!  Denise gave me a great tutorial on making Mile a Minute crumb blocks at our fabulous retreat during the AQS Des Moines quilt show last weekend!   I’m auditioning possible fabric for the sashing strips.

red backgroundThimbleberries small tan print









What do you think?

Here’s an example of a crumb quilt with diagonal setting and a fun crumb strip detail giving it an argyle look.  This was a favorite from the Des Moines quilt guild’s show.

crumb blocks argyle











I have enough crumbs to make multiple quilts, so I’ll make the straight set first and then argyle set.

Did you make it to the AQS show in Des Moines?

Check out Patchwork Times for other Design Wall Monday projects!

Thanks!  Linda 🙂


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