It Feels Like Spring At The Quilted Pineapple

March 17, 2011

It's finally starting to feel like Spring here!  Starting with this happy baby quilt.
It's done!!  I just love it!  The quilt is for a baby girl, so I thought some pretty swirly daises were in order.  Again it's all freehand.  I took about a 100 photos of this quilt.  It was hard for me to choose which one to post because it's just so cute!!


I love all the texture on the back.  I received a lovely email yesterday from the customer, Kim regarding the quilting.  She loved it, so far!! I feel super honored that Kim trusted me to quilt this.

I have a little story with this quilt...there was some frogging done on it.  LOL!!  I'm learning every day more and more I'm a tiny BIG perfectionist.  I started quilting this and realized I wasn't completely happy with the thread color I chose.  I should have stuck with my gut feeling and went with the pale yellow to begin with!  I called Scott for a second opinion.  He, of course thought it was lovely and to NOT remove the stitches.  I didn't listen and out they went.  Scott took pity on me and helped me!!  What a guy!!  Thank goodness because it was more of job then I thought was going to be!  He sat on one side of the machine on my stool and I sat right on top of my table!!
Have I mentioned the A-1 is built like a rock??  I am so glad I changed the thread because I love how the quilt turned out!

Look!!
I've been waiting for what seems like forever to see these...daffodils will be blooming soon!!

I'm off to pick my NCAA Tourney Brackets.  Our family does this every year.  There are eleven of us total that play.  The winner gets $110!!  And guess who's won the last TWO YEARS???  ME!!!!  Oh yes, I have a big target on my back.  I"ll tell you my strategy...I pick with my heart.  I always have Michigan State in the final!!!  The last two years Michigan State has made a surprising run for the championship.  No one else picked them to make it that far, but me.  This season has been a rough one for MSU.  MSU Ladies Basketball, however has had a phenomenal season!  Way to go!  Now, back to my brackets... should I follow my heart (wishful thinking) or common sense???  It IS St. Patrick's day, so maybe I should go for the GREEN!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

26 comments:

  1. You and your frogging.

    That quilt is gorgeous and your quilting is just as gorgeous. So. Are you just really artistic or is it pretty easy to longarm?

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  2. Love your freehand flowers - very sweet.

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  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day! The quilting on that baby quilt is exquisite! I want a long arm machine so badly so I can do that too!

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  4. FAN_TAS_TIC!! It looks just georgeous!

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  5. I too love snapping photos of my quilting once finished especially when we can get the best lighting! Oh and frogging.....have done my fair share of that and it comes with the territory I guess. :-) Well done!

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  6. Beautiful quilting on a beautiful quilt! Happy St. Patricks Day :-)

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  7. I just love how you quilted the baby quilt, beautiful pattern.
    I hate taking out stitches with machine quilting, not fun.

    Debbie

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  8. Awesome baby quilt - you did an amazing job!!

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  9. You are awesome! This turned out gorgeous!!!! I can't wait to send you mine. I better get busy and iron it. LOL!

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  10. Your quilt is gorgeous. I am in awe at what you do.

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  11. The quilting you did is gorgeous. Love the daisies. So sweet. Lucky you having daffodils. I have to wait 2 seasons to see them again. :) Happy Stitching

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  12. Very pretty quilting. I was going to do flowers and leaves on my baby girl quilt, but after seeing how lovely yours turned out I will try to do something similar. Now to decide on thread color. I really don't want to do any more frogging than I have to!

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  13. Wasn't it a GLORIOUS day??? Linda that quilt is so beautiful - the quilting just ROCKS! BTW, go with your heart....and if you win get a lottery ticket!

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  14. You did an outstanding job on the quilt! It is BEAUTIFUL!! Your flowers are lovely you quilted.
    I hope you pick the right team!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  15. I think everyone else has said it all. It's wonderful and I love the fact that you didn't choose the obvious option and quilt rattles or teddies.

    By the way, do you hire out your DH to help others when they're unsewing?

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  16. Beautiful quilt! I saw my daffodils peeking out yesterday too! I can't wait for them to bloom! :0)

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  17. Last I saw last night, MSU was getting its butt kicked. I always root for Gonzaga! :-) Your quilt is awesome, and I love the quilting design you chose. Your perfectionism is what makes you so good at this! It was so nice yesterday, wasn't it? When I came hope at 9:30 at night, it was 62 degrees and a warm rain. It definitely felt and smelled like spring!

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  18. This is shear talent ladies--and determination. You should see her 'doodle book' she carries with her---everywhere. My tulips and dafs are both peaking their little heads. YEAHHH. Have a nice weekend Linda.

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  19. Excellent work! I really like the quilting motif that you used on this quilt - it's just right! This is a great quilt - my idea of a fun and sweet baby quilt.

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  20. Your quilting is amazing! I told you that you'd be awesome! I sure hope you didn't go with MSU...I had them in my bracket for that game but that was it...thank goodness. Love March Madness!

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  21. Incredible finish, Linda! And way to go, Scott! Mr. Squash always helps me with the picking - he never knew it was so fun - LOL! Even since retiring I still enter our office pool for the college bowl games - just like yours! One fellow has been doing it for 24 years and it's always a blast - it's called the WEEP! I've never one, but have placed! Good luck!
    Cheers!

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  22. What a beautiful quilt. Love the quilting you did on it.

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  23. I absolutely love the quilt!! I can never get over how different fabric looks when it is quilted! The colors are pretty darn cute too!

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  24. Love that baby quilt and the quilting is WONDERFUL!!! Our family is hunkered down with March madness!

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  25. This quilt is wonderful! I love the quilting design! Awesome job! Thank you for sharing!

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