Monthly Archives: May 2013

Purple and Grey Chevron Quilt

Purple and Grey Chevron Quilt

Modern Quilting

I love it when a quilt lets me play!  For Mary’s Chevron quilt, each white zig-zag is quilted with a different motif.  The double zig-zag rows are quilted with a free-hand Swirl and Curl.  My camera didn’t like purple and thankfully, it wasn’t raining so I could take an outside picture.

Chevron quilt back

The pieced back is busy fabric except the solid grey, which lets the quilting pop!  I love it!

The batting is Quilter’s Dream Poly select and the thread is Superior So Fine#50.  Quilter’s Dream Poly is not your grandmother’s polyester batting!  It quilts just like a fine cotton batting.  It’s lightweight and easy care – machine wash and dry – with little to no shrinkage.  This has become my customers go to batting for predominantly white quilts, baby quilts and large quilts to reduce weight.

Thanks!  🙂 Linda

LindaLoops – UpCycle T-Shirts!

LindaLoops – UpCycle T-Shirts!

Haley modeling Linda Loops


What happens when it’s storming and your longarm and sewing machine are off?  I find other things to cut up and put back together!

Here’s a tutorial for making soft headbands, bracelets or scarves from light weight t-shirts.  My granddaughter, Haley is modeling the headband and bracelets.

Finished LindaLoops

The knitted shirts naturally curl when cut so any imprinting will be inside the roll.  If the shirt has seams they will be on the outside, how fun is that?!


Don’t throw those old, thin, lightweight t-shirts away!  UpCycle them!  The headbands are so soft to wear, you will wear one everyday!

The tutorial is a pdf download.  Send me your LindaLoops pictures to linda at lrdesignsquilting dot com and I’ll post them.

LindaLoops – UpCycle knit shirt Tutorial

Thanks and have fun!  🙂 Linda

Quilt of Valor

Quilt of Valor

Mary's Quilt of Valor


I’ve done few Quilt of Valor projects lately and this is a great weekend to post them.  I think this is a Fons and Porter pattern.  Leave me a comment if you know the pattern, I forgot to ask the quiltmaker, Mary!

Stars and Loops pantograph


Mary’s QOV is quilted with Stars and Loops pantograph, perfect for this quilt!

Carol's QOV


Carol’s QOV has “old gold” coloring which gives it a rich, antique look.

I’m not sure of this pattern, either.  Leave me a comment if you know this pattern.


meander plus star






For this quilt, we decided on a basic meander throughout with a corner, middle, corner star treatment in the corners and block centers.  This looks great, too.

I quilted another QOV for Joanie but I can’t find any pictures!  I hate it when that happens!

Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day weekend!  🙂 Linda

New York Beauty Wall Hanging

New York Beauty Wall Hanging

New York Beauty Wall HangingAnn has created an awesome wall hanging featuring New York Beauty blocks.  I had fun developing original quilting designs for this project.  It will hang in an old Italian style house so I used Italian tile designs for my influence.  Thanks to Pinterest, they were easy to find!Corner detailThe batting is Quilter’s Dream Blend and Dream Puff layered together.  Double batting gives lots of texture and allows the quilting detail to pop.

The thread is Superior Threads So Fine 50 in a color that matches the fabrics.


Back detail

The back is a tea dyed muslin which shows off the quilting detail, too!

Here’s the link to my Pinterest board for Italian Design ideas.  How do you think I did?  Thanks for looking!  Linda 🙂

Lil’ Lovee by Linda!

Lil’ Lovee by Linda!

wrapped and ready


With all the babies being born in my family this year, I’m trying new ideas for baby gifts.  This is my latest creation called Lil’ Lovee by Linda.

I combined leftover Minkee and flannel scraps.  The finished size is about 13″, but you can make it any size depending on your remnants.  I used 2 flannels to make an uneven 4 patch block.  Any block would work, I wanted fewer seams to keep it soft and cuddly.  If I was more ambitious, I might have personalized the Lil’ Lovee, maybe next time!

flannel plus minkee




Lil' Lovee


It’s a sweet, cheek cuddler when they’re little babies and a dolly blanket when they’re older.  It’s sooooo soft.

Like the dish mats, I left the 4 patch seam open for turning and then top- stitched around the seams, closing the opening.  Fast and easy!


This one was sent to Kailani, who is enjoying her Tummy Time quilt, too!

Kailani and Tummy Time quilt


Isn’t she adorable?!

Thanks for looking!  🙂 Linda

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