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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

Stars for Audrey!

Stars for Audrey!

Stars for Audrey



I love the contrast of white, pink and black fabrics.  It’s always a great combination!  The pattern is called “Stars for Audrey” if you want to add it to your quilts to make list!


The next thing I was excited about was that Lyn let me use bright pink thread for the quilting!

Pink thread!






Pink thread on back too!





The back is white, showcasing the pink thread again!  I love it!

Thanks!  Linda:)




Baby Reagan’s quilt

Baby Reagan’s quilt

Reagan's baby quilt by Grandma Lisa




Congrats to Grandma Lisa!  Here’s the baby quilt she made for her granddaughter, Reagan, born August 8!


The fabric is soft flannel, perfect for a baby to cuddle and have tummy time.




Magnifico Thread



What I really liked about this quilt was that Lisa let me use Superior Threads Magnifico, Tangerine Flash!  The thread is a great fluorescent orange, which does not photograph well, but trust me, it’s bright!


The quilting design is my favorite fun, freehand edge to edge, Swirl and Curl.  It always looks great!

Thanks!  Linda 🙂

Modern Chevron Baby Quilt

Modern Chevron Baby Quilt

Ashton's Chevron quiltChevrons and zig zags are everywhere!  Ashton, a new quilter, designed this modern chevron quilt for a new baby’s room.  The orange matches the decor and the single row of aqua adds a splash of interest.

Ashton asked for a big swirly quilting design.  No problem!  I love quilting “Swirl ‘n Curl”!  Quilting big can be a problem as I tend to quilt small!

Swirl 'n CurlThe half square triangles are 8″ blocks and my swirls cover the area without being too tiny!

shadow thru backThe backing is light and the view from the back is cool, too!

Have you made a chevron quilt or plan to?  Here’s a great pattern from Double Nickel Quilt Challenge called Chevrony.  It’s on my quilts to make list.  Check out my Pinterest Quilts to Make board for other quilts on my list!

Thanks!  Linda 🙂


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