Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Wedding – Anniversary Quilt

A Wedding – Anniversary Quilt

Wedding DayWhen Sheila’s daughter got married a year ago, quilt blocks were the guest book!  And for their first anniversary they received their quilt!Wedding - AnniversaryIsn’t this a great idea?  Many of the blocks have special messages, including their vows.Wedding Vows

The backing is a smooth Minkee and that was a learning experience!  The quilt is large, therefore the Minkee was pieced, which thankfully, was not an issue.  The issue was batting, Sheila initially didn’t want batting because of weight.  I started the quilt without batting but the first few stitches looked horrible!  They were very puckered and awful.  I suggested Quilter’s Dream Poly select because it is light weight and is very user care friendly.Minkee backing


I’m happy to report, success!  Everything quilted beautifully and the batting added very little additional weight.  The quilting design is a freehand Swirl and Curl and the thread is InvisaFil.

Have you ever started quilting a project and after a few stitches abandon your plans and start over?  Sometimes, you just have to do it!

Thanks!!  🙂 Linda

Baby Alexander’s Tummy Time Quilt Revealed!

Baby Alexander’s Tummy Time Quilt Revealed!

wrapped and ready    I was so excited to deliver Alex’s Tummy Time quilt today!  My second Tummy Time of this year.  Next week I’ll be starting another!  Always more babies!

AlexanderDoesn’t he look cute next to his name?Anabel

And his big sister, Anabel, had fun playing peek-a-boo with his new quilt!stitched date

Here’s his birthday!  And my signature.

stitched signatureThis is one of my favorite scrappy quilts and perfect for Tummy Time.  The batting is Quilter’s Dream Puff, soft and lofty!

Alexander Thomas tummy time quilt

I’m linking with A Stitch in Time for another April finish!  Thanks!  Linda 🙂


April Finishes

Brandenburg Flowers

Brandenburg Flowers

Stephanie Brandenburg Daydreams

When Sheila brought me this Stephanie Brandenburg quilt, I knew I would need lots of thread!  In fact, this is the reason I have a large thread collection!  I had great fun with thread play on this quilt and used eleven different So Fine! #50 colors.

11 thread colors

I  used double batting for this project, Quilter’s Dream Poly black and Hobb’s Heirloom wool.  Stephanie Brandenburg paints with color, I painted with thread!  Fair warning!  Lot’s of pictures! Read the rest of this entry

Hunter Star One, Two, Three

Hunter Star One, Two, Three

Corner feathers detailHunter Star One is a large quilt by Janann using her favorite blocks and wool batting.  The big borders gave me lots of room for freehand stylized feathers with traveling circles.

Janann's Hunter Star OneIsn’t this a great layout?!  The first picture shows the color better, if spring returns I’ll be able to take pictures outside!  I decided to use a simple freehand medallion design with an outline of the 8 point star.

Star detail wool battingWool batting lets the design pop out.  For a large quilt, it’s very light in weight, too.

Hunter Star TwoHunter Star Two is the reject blocks that didn’t make it into One!  Janann set the blocks in a secondary square pattern unlike an alternating light dark in One.  Scroll back up and look at the difference.

Two block detailThe medallion quilting is similar but looks totally different because of the setting of the blocks.  The batting is Quilter’s Dream Poly select which quilts very flat like cotton.  Which setting do you prefer?  I like Two!

Two corner detailHere’s the detail of Two’s borders.

Three pillow topsAnd here is Hunter Star Three!  Quilted pillow tops!  Janann has lots of finishing to do here!


Thanks!  🙂 Linda



Baby Elijah’s Tummy Time Quilt revealed!

Baby Elijah’s Tummy Time Quilt revealed!

Elijah's Tummy TimeHere’s my first Tummy Time quilt of 2014!  This is for Elijah, my cousin’s first grandson born March 19!  I had fun using a coordinated set of fat quarters to make this sweet baby boy quilt.   The quilting design is freehand Monkey Tails, the batting is Quilter’s Dream Puff and the thread is Superior So Fine!#50.

marker labelI finished this week, attached the label and mailed it!  When I need it fast, I use a fine fabric marker for the label.  I’m out of practice using my embroidery machine!

My niece makes the cutest little blankies out of furry fabric.  It’s a Softee for the baby’s cheek!

Softee by JessieIsn’t the monkey adorable!?

I’m linking with A Stitch in Time for an April finish!  Check out other projects, too.  Thanks for looking!  🙂 Linda

April Finishes
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