Blissful Blossoms

July 26, 2011

For the record, yes, I had the best time ever at the Keith Urban concert last Friday night!  I have lots to share about that later in the week.  Lots of exciting things going on here.  Busy seems to be the norm.  I am way behind on emails and comments, please forgive me if I haven't responded...yet.  I plan on playing a little catch up.

I thought I would share a client quilt I quilted recently.  Many of you may already be familiar with it because it was a quilt I quilted for Nicole from Sister's Choice Quilts.  I'm not sure I can even accurately articulate how excited and nervous I was to quilt for Nicole.  Nicole's blog was one of the blogs I spent lurking around on long before I started my blog.  Her blog, talent and style have provided me with sooooo much inspiration and enjoyment.  If someone had said to me last summer, "a year from now you'll be quilting for Nicole," I would've doubled over laughing!!  I even joked around with Scott after my longarm was delivered and said "maybe someday I'll get to quilt for Nicole." LOL!  As I was quilting her quilt, I would pinch myself about every 5 minutes to make sure I wasn't dreaming! :-)

This quilt was made for Baby E, Nicole soon to be first granddaughter.  It was very special to have a little part in such an exciting event!
Nicole did an amazing job on the quilt.  Bliss fabric was perfect for such a darling pattern.  I love this quilt!!
Nicole suggested an allover pattern, but left the design and thread choice up to me.
I quilted a pretty flower design, all freehand.  Scott actually picked the design from some of my practice samples.  He really is getting a good eye for all this quilting stuff.
I used a beautiful shade of pink Isacord thread, top and bobbin.  Scott and Kristin helped me with that decision.  I'm turning my whole family into quilters! :-)

The back is so pretty too!
 These pics really show the pretty texture of the quilting.
 So I got a little crazy with the camera! :-)

Thank you, Nicole!

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! And beautiful quilting :-)

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  2. This is such a pretty quilting pattern, Linda. How exciting for you to be able to quilt for her. :)

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  3. It's sooo beautiful! I love the Bliss fabric and am actually making a baby quilt at present for my niece with that fabric line.

    Your quilting is lovely and I think Scott chose the perfect quilt design for it too!

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  4. I loved the quilting when I saw it on Nicole's blog. I like seeing all the photos showing the quilting. You did such a great job! I can't wait to see the magic you will do on mine! It also really fun to meet with you yesterday.

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  5. Now that turned out gorgeous!

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  6. How fun to be able to quilt this!! You did a fantastic job and it doesn't surprise me one bit she asked you to do it for her.

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  7. Wonderful! And thank you for all the pictures, you can never have too many.

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  8. I love all your quilting photos... the more the merrier! Beautiful quilt... outstanding quilting!

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  9. Beautiful quilting on a sweet quilt.

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  10. Beautiful quilt and the perfect design to quilt onto it, really came out beautifully.

    Debbie

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  11. Linda, I can't thank you enough for the beautiful job you did on this quilt. Your choice of thread and quilting design could not be more perfect! (And thanks to your assistants as well!). The light pink quilting thread sets off your amazing freehand floral quilting design in the best possible way. This quilt will be a focal point in my grand daughter's room for many years. I am already planning which quilt I want to send you next to be be quilted! If I could only remember what box I packed it in...

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  12. Linda,
    I saw this quilt on Nioole's blog and it is gorgeous! Your quilting is just amazing! You are just a natural born quilter. I would have taken lots of pics too! Your family is great with helping make your quilting and thread choices.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  13. Oh, my that quilt is beautiful. I love the way you have quilted it. You are amazing!

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  14. That is truly the perfect quilting design for that quilt - really stunning, Linda!

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  15. Linda,

    The quilting you did on Baby E's quilt is spectacular. I would LOVE to have you quilt one for me!

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  16. You have once again outdone yourself on the quilting! Love that design. I need a consultation on my house quilt. :-) Don't worry about replying to me. It's cool. I know how hard it is to get caught back up!

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  17. I think you and Nicole make a great team - both of you are so talented.

    My cousin and I have commented on different 'big-name' blogs, and we always joke when the bloggers respond to us. We tell each other they are our new BFF's.

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  18. The quilt looks fabulous. I'm sure she'll love it!

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  19. It is a perfect quilt design to go with those flowers. Well done both of you. Good choice to hubby.

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