Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tumbling Blocks quilt – it’s a big one!

Tumbling Blocks quilt – it’s a big one!

This is a big one, much bigger than my hanging space for pictures!

I was very honored that Diane wanted me to quilt this for her.  She spent 2 1/2 years assembling this quilt with lots and lots of “Y” seams!  She wanted the quilting to accent the blocks and stabilize the “Y”seams.  I suggested a continuous curve throughout the blocks and  some ghosted blocks on the edges for interest.

I love this quilt!  It was hard to decide what pictures to post, I took so many.

The thread matched the background fabric perfectly and the small meander frames the tumbling blocks.

As awesome as the front is, the back shows a great secondary pattern, not visible from the front.

The continuous curves mimics another block called Cathedral Windows, which Diane considered making instead of the tumbling block.

The optical illusions are awesome with this quilt.

Thanks for looking!  🙂 Linda

Design Wall Monday and a July Finish!

Design Wall Monday and a July Finish!

Four Great Granny square blocks ready for trimming!  I love that I’m using scraps and strips to make these!  The background is scrappy white fabric, too.  Want to sew along?  Check out the Great Granny Along!

I’m excited to post a July finish!  Purple seems to be a hard color for my camera so I took this finished quilt outside for better results.

I used the leftover squares to make the quilt reversible!

I’m linking up with A Stitch in Time July Linky party to celebrate!

July Finishes

Check out Judy at Patchwork Times for other Design Wall Monday projects.

Thanks for looking!  :)Linda

Waterworld Pantograph – Reversible Quilt

Waterworld Pantograph – Reversible Quilt


I’ve been so busy sewing postage stamp and great granny blocks, I’m behind on posting customer quilts!

Marty’s quilt is truly reversible!  For this, we decided an E2E design to compliment both sides.  And because I would not be able to see the grey thread, I picked the Waterworld pantograph for the quilting design.






Here’s the back view and it looks great, too!



After quilting it, I might even like the reverse side better than the front!  What do you think?

Do you make reversible quilts?









Thanks for looking!  🙂 Linda

Trip Around the World Pattern Link

Trip Around the World Pattern Link


I posted my finished quilt on the Quilting Board and had several people ask for the pattern.  Well, much to my surprise, I found the pattern on the RJR website!

So, here’s the link to the pattern!   The pattern has been removed, sorry!

The original quilt is at the Michigan State University Museum and the pattern includes several pages of historical information about the quilt maker, Laura May Clarke.



This picture from the RJR website more accurately represents the color.  For some reason, my camera doesn’t like purple!  I trimmed the squares on the outside edges, the original quilter did not!

A big thanks to RJR for posting the pattern online for me to find 10 years later!  I originally purchased this pattern in 2002!!!

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!  🙂 Linda

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