Just Call Me Punxsutawney Phil

February 10, 2012

I think I'm starting to resemble a ground hog, well I sure act like one with regards to blogging lately!!  Where to begin...just lots going on.  Everything and anything it seems.  You know how that goes. :-)  Scott keeps telling me to write a post before someone sends out a search party for me.  Even family and friends were wanting to know where my posts had gone.  LOL!!  Thanks to everyone who sent an email to make sure all was well at the QP.  I apologize for being a bad blogger.  Speaking of bad,  I'm still getting caught up on quilting too.  I wish I could be a superhero longarm quilter for a day.  Get all my quilts done while the world stands still for a few moments!  LOL!!  Ha!  Don't we all wish for own version of that!!  Sometimes it takes me a tad longer to quilt a custom quilt, but it always ends up being worth the wait.  At least that is what I tell myself. :-)

I am so in the mood for some sun and warm temps.  I thought this next quilt just sang sunshine on a beautiful day.  I had the pleasure to quilt a GORGEOUS quilt for Andrea of Under A Blue Moon blog.  If you haven't been to Andrea's blog, you should!!  You would be missing out on some beautiful photography and inspiration.  I actually quilted for Andrea last fall, but I'm still playing catch up with show and tell.  Andrea's quilt is pieced from vintage sheets.  What a wonderful idea!!  I LOVE it!!!  Feminine, romantic and beautiful all in one!!
Andrea wanted a simple allover design.  We both thought my allover freehand flower would be perfect.  I think this is a great design to just enhance the beauty of the quilt!!!  I love it!!
I could have just curled up on it.  Like a quilted pillow.  The sheets so reminded of the sheets I had growing up.  Have I mentioned how much I love it?? :-)  Andrea did just a beautiful job putting it together.  Really.  This top was flat as a pancake and a breeze to quilt!
The back is so pretty too.
I used a So Fine thread top and bottom.  The batting is Hobbs 80/20.  A before pic.
Beautiful!!  Another happy yet sad departure from the QP.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!! 

25 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS quilt - I have some vintage sheets I'm saving to make one of these. You did a beautiful job on the quilt design! I'm glad everything's ok hon, and remember, you do get an extra 24 hours this year - can't we all use that!

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  2. Glad to hear all is well and going forward. . .that's LIFE! Beautiful vintage quilt and the quilting fits the style of the fabrics so well. So awesome that you did that free hand, looks so steady and even, nicely done!

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  3. Beautiful quilt and beautifully quilted. Been missing you. Glad you're back!

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  4. *waving hello* Good to see you again! I love vintage sheet quilts. I made one for a friend of mine, but having gotten around to making one for me. I need to get busy and do that!

    So, I take it the longarm needle didn't poke holes in the sheets at all? It quilted fine on your machine? It looks like it did.

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  5. I just saw the quilt in person last weekend. Your quilting is gorgeous!

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  6. It looks aged and romantic. I've seen bloggers using vintage sheets for stuff, but this is the prettiest.
    I hope my quilt is somewhat flat..... LOL

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  7. I love that. It looks so fresh and spring like.

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  8. It does look very spring-like and I love vintage sheets for quilts. They are just wonderful.

    So glad to see you back blogging and I know you must be so busy. Life comes first and then blogging comes when we have the time. No worries.

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  9. Glad all is fine with you. Busy is a good thing to be :-) Andrea's quilt is gorgeous! It's so fresh and spring like.

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  10. I think I recognized my childhood sheets! Looks wonderful and cozy.

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  11. Welcome back! Gorgeous quilt and fabulous quilting - again!!

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  12. Your freehand flower is wonderful. It is so perfect and really made that quilt gorgeous. Glad you are blogging again. I missed you!

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    1. I thought that was a panto!!?? WOW!!

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  13. Being busy quilting beautiful quilts is a good reason to go missing;)

    Debbie

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  14. Glad to see a post from you. I was only thinking of you the other day when an ad showing Keith Urban was showing on my TV. :) The quilt is beautiful. Love your gorgeous quilting. Hugs,

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  15. Linda,this is so so pretty! There are quilts and then there are quilts, but THIS QUILT is exceptionally beautiful! Your quilting is so gorgeous too! Thanks for posting!

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  16. Linda,
    I am so glad you are back!! I have missed you. Andrea's quilt is gorgeous and your quilting just adds the perfect touch!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  17. Linda, you and Andrea did an absolutely beautiful job. The quilt is gorgeous and I'm sure it feels as good as it looks!

    Welcome back to blogland...we have missed you!

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  18. Glad to see you back! I am so far behind, too! I love this quilt, and your quilting is just gorgeous! Hope all is well. Hang in there!

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  19. Omigosh - Thank you for all the sweet comments about my quilt. I have to say the thing that takes it to the next level and makes is so sweet and pretty is the quilting. Linda you did a fabulous job - it couldn't be any better suited to the fabric.

    Thanks for sharing it on your blog!

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  20. Glad you're OK.

    That quilt is just so pretty, and feminine, and the flowers enhance it beautifully.

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  21. Oh this just reminds me of a summer day at the beach. So soft and lovely, the sheets and the quilting. Wonderful result!

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  22. Great quilt using vintage sheets. Glad you are okay.

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  23. Just beautiful - her work and yours together just make a wonderful quilt.

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  24. Linda, what an absolutely beautiful quilt!! I love the idea of using vintage sheets ( the ones Andrea chose are perfect!) and I love the quilting you did for her. You are very talented. How I envy those of you who know how to quilt. Such beautiful work.

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