Midnight Harvest

May 17, 2012

I had the best Mother's Day ever.  Guess what I did?  Nothing.  That's why it was the best ever!!  One day of relaxation was exactly what I needed!!  As I promised, I will share Midnight Harvest...and a peek at another quilt!!  First, I asked if anyone could guess how many starts and stops I had on the last quilt I posted.  The winner is Kathy of Tamarack Shack.  She is a very talented longarm quilter from Northern Manitoba Canada. Whenever I whine about the snow and winter here, I just look at Kathy's pictures on her blog and know I have nothing to whine about!! LOL!!  I am sending her a little prize.  I had 409 starts and stops if anyone was wondering.  Crazy!!  So on to Midnight Harvest or Midnite Harvest...
I LOVE this quilt!!!!  This was designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings using their wool and Seasonal Little Gatherings fabric.  Lisa hit it out of the ballpark with this gorgeous design!!  I love all fall decor but the wools and fabric in this one...perfection!!! Photo above is upside down.
When talking to LB, she wondered what I would do with the open black squares between the pieced blocks.  The first thing that came to mind was stars!  Stars, pumpkins, wool...the perfect primitive mix!! :-)  Here is a before quilting shot.
After.
I quilted a very small stipple to get the stars to pop,
 Lisa loved LOVED how it turned out!!  I made a little star template and my assistant aka Scott (lol) traced them on the quilt for me.  He made a comment that I wasn't getting them centered.  I thought that clearly was him offering to do the job. :-)

The back.
Specifics on the quilt....4 thread color changes.  Black Hobbs 80/20 batting.  All quilting is freehand.
 So Fine threads top and bobbin.  The little star template I made.  Below is the template I made to frame the applique in Garden of Stitches from the previous post.
It would be so cool to see the quilts I quilted at Market.  I am soooo kicking myself for not going.  But it is pretty cool to see my name on a pattern!!!!  I don't have the words to describe it.
As if this post isn't long enough, I am going to give you a peek at another quilt, Colfax County that will make it's debut in the Primitive Gatherings booth at Market.  Just the back for now. :-)  It's a stunner!!!  This is a quilt for all the reproduction lovers out there.  Just under 3400 pieces!!

Sorry for the long post. :-)  I will post Colfax County next.

23 comments:

  1. More gorgeous quilting on wonderful quilts - you and Lisa make a great team!

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  2. Linda, your post could never be too long. What a fantastic job you did on LB's Midnite Harvest.

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  3. Just wondering if you quilt around or on the wool pieces?

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  4. you're quilting is stellar. How exciting to have it displayed at Market...just the beginning for you I think.
    L.O.V.E the back peek at Colfax County-wow.
    :)

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  5. Beautiful, Linda. Your quilting is truly artwork!

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  6. You also "hit it out of the ballpark" with your quilting on this one! Great job!

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  7. Your work is amazing...I'm sure that quilt will be on display at the quilt fair in Long Beach this year and since Primitive Gatherings is one of my favorite booths...I will be sure to check it out in person...fabulous job!!

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  8. Really gorgeous work on the pumpkin quilt!!

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  9. Just gorgeous! Your quilting has always amazed me !

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  10. Never, ever enough pics on here girl, lol - I love looking at your quilting, it just fascinates me!!! You are such an artist!

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  11. Oh my goodness that is just amazing. I LOVE the stars in the black squares, so perfect. And the back of the other quilt - even more amazing!! How do you do it? Can't wait to see the front of that one.

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  12. Love this quilt and your quilting just "makes" it! You are so talented. I can't wait to see the next quilt too!
    Glad you rested for Mother's Day!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  13. Once again your quilting makes the quilt! How wonderful that your husband offered to draw all the stars!!
    Congratulations to Kathy.

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  14. What a nice surprise to read tonight after being on the road all day! Looking forward to receiving your prize! :)
    Beautiful quilting Linda, and the Colfax County quilt looks amazing from the back...what a tease!

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  15. You have out done yourself again! This is Gorgeous! They are all Gorgeous!

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  16. Beautiful! I love to look at your quilting. When you use the templates, do you draw them on with water soluble pen and then just trace around them with your machine? Love the echo swirl quilting around the pumpkins. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. The quilt is the cutest thing ever.. but your quilting is over the top drop dead gorgeous Linda! Who wouldn't be tickled pink with this!

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  18. Fabulous quilting!! I love the stars in the solid blocks.

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  19. Linda, am I ever so glad you emailed me :-) What beautiful work!!! I absolutely LOVE this quilt!!!! I am adding you to my blog roll.

    Mary

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  20. Your quilting just adds that extra something to these quilts. Great to see your name on the pattern, too!

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  21. Love her new pattern and the excellent quilting job you did! Do you have any problems or special things you do to prevent the wool from stretching when you quilt it? I had a friend have a small wool wallhanging quilted and the LAer stretched it out too much so it was a little baggy. Wondering if you had any tips to avoid that. Thanks for the eye candy :)

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  22. Yes, you definitely should have come, and it's definitely cool that you have your name on a pattern. So awesome! Way to go!!!

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