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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2019!

Here’s my 2018 by the numbers! I ended the year with a career grand total of 998 quilts! I keep a diary of every quilt that was loaded on my longarm since starting my business and soon I’ll hit that 1000 mark! Last year I quilted 44 customer quilts, 9 charity quilt and 6 personal quilts. Here’s a sampling of 2018 customer quilts. Click any picture for a larger view.

As usual, I made wedding and baby quilts. Here’s a sampling of those!

I should keep diary of crafty sewing projects. I have no idea how many of these I’ve made.

Everyone’s favorite phone or tablet holder.

My sisters and I have had a few sewing weekends, too! We completed 15 Hot Pad Table Runners and have several more ready to finish! Click the hyper-link to purchase your own copy of the pattern.

Here’s a few of the Hot Pad Table Runners, finished and ready to finish. A great way to use up those random fat quarters!

Grocery bag holders, yoga mat straps, eye glass case, tablet case, dolly diapers, child tea towel aprons, dolly aprons, dolly quilts! And the list goes on to whatever idea we can come up with!

Last year was a year of travel and quilt shows and so far, 2019 looks like it will be too! I can’t really say how much blogging will be going on, many “famous” bloggers have called it quits recently. I plan to keep posting on Instagram and Facebook occasionally, feel free to comment or contact me there.

Have a happy and safe 2019!


Two Memory “T” Shirt Quilts

Two Memory “T” Shirt Quilts

ready for giving 1Memory quilt 1It’s fun to make memory quilts and Sue’s collection of shirts were special.  The first quilt uses favorite shirts of all types, including work shirts with pockets and buttons!4 shirt stylesI used an uneven four patch to get the small units together and the little Herky was cut out of another shirt and appliqued on.ready for giving 2Memory quilt 2The second memory quilt uses similar woven, rayon and knit favorites.  To add interest, I made a four patch out of the woven stripe shirts.  The three patch center unit allowed me to use the polo shirt motifs.  I love the wild rayon shirt prints!  As you can see, it doesn’t always have to be a “t”-shirt!

Are you ready to make a “Memory Quilt”?  If not, bring me your shirts and I’ll make it for you!

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






Liberated Houses!

Liberated Houses!


Liberated piecing = liberated houses!  I took a “liberated houses” class at a local quilt shop but my blocks didn’t end up in a quilt!  Congrats! to Kristin for getting hers done.

I had a riot quilting this one!





Superior So Fine 50!

First, having a large supply of Superior Threads So Fine 50, helped with thread selection.  I matched the fabrics so the thread added quilting texture.

Warning:  picture overload!  Each house block has a different fill design and uses the 4 thread colors.  Quilting fun and liberating!






Liberated house 1

LIberated House 2

Liberated House 3







Liberated House 4








Liberated House 5Liberated House 6











Thanks for looking!  🙂 Linda