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Janann’s Amazon Star

Janann’s Amazon Star

Amazon StarJanann’s Amazon Star quilt is so large, I have no place to hang it, but you get the idea.Amazon Star 2I love the pink fabric creating a strong circular pattern.Amazon Star 6I will admit, that it took me three weeks to finish this!  The hardest part was deciding what to do in each element but after that, it was stitch, stitch, stitch!!Amazon Star 4If you’re crazy to make this quilt, it’s one of Judy Niemeyer’s patterns.

Thanks for looking and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

🙂 Linda


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



Labyrinth by Lois

Labyrinth by Lois

Labyrinth feather quilting


Definitely feathers!  Every element of this Labyrinth quilt by Lois is quilted with a feather variation.   The thread is InvisaFil by WonderFil, which quilted beautifully!  I initially planned to match the thread to the fabric but decided to contrast the black fabric with the same brown thread used in the other areas.  I love it!


Labyrinth by Lois




This color palette is difficult to photograph.  The first photograph represents the fabric color.


Lois’ Labyrinth quilt is probably the most common pattern, however if you search for “labyrinth quilt” on the internet, you’ll find quite a variety of designs!

back view quilting







The back view highlights the quilting, too!  Of course, I love it!

Thanks!  Linda 🙂




Wedding Bands

Wedding Bands

Wedding Bands,  Stellar Quilts


In honor of our 22 wedding anniversary today, I’m sharing Wedding Bands!  The quilt pattern can be found in Judy Martin’s book, Stellar Quilts.

It’s a big one!  Much bigger than my hanging space and the space at the Williamsburg Quilt show, where it’s on display this weekend.

Williamsburg Iowa Quilt show











My friend and co-worker, Candra, perfectly pieced this quilt and had every intention of hand quilting it for her client.

I was very honored that she entrusted me to quilt it similar to the quilting design in Judy Martin’s book.  Candra added additional borders to the quilt, giving me space to extend the quilting theme of ghosted blocks surrounded by feathers.  I thoroughly enjoyed quilting this but after having it on the frame for 2 1/2 weeks, I took a break!

The thread is a matching So Fine! #50 in each area.  The batting is Quilter’s Dream Poly select.  Enjoy the pictures and thanks for looking!

Corner quilting detail center quilting detail Center medallion detail








🙂 Linda






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