BOUNCE

June 25, 2012

I am doing the Happy Dance or should I say the Bounce Dance because I finally can share Bounce...a GORGEOUS new quilt pattern from the talented Carrie Nelson of  Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to first thank Thelma of Cupcakes 'n Daisies for this incredible opportunity.  Thelma first contacted me that she was going to piece one of Carrie's new patterns and wanted to know if I would be interested in quilting it.  Ummmmm, yeah, like "YES!"  What a HUGE honor!!!!!  Thelma is an amazing, talented  quilter and you all know I love me some Carrie Nelson!!!! LOL!!!  Again, I just have to pinch myself.  :-)
 No shortage of photos here. :-)  Carrie designed an awesome quilt.  Thelma did an amazing job on the piecing!
Bounce is such an awesome pattern.   Great piecing coupled with great space for quilting! :-)
I love how the stars "bounce" around on the top.  I quilted lots of different sizes of swirls to enhance the movement and bouncing of the stars.
The staggered piano key border is awesome.  I had a lot of fun with the quilting!!!  Some new quilting designs too.  The white, narrow inner border,  I played around and came up with some "bouncing circles.  The outer border was created with a curved crosshatch ruler.  Kathy was kind enough to give some guidance on how to create the design.  Thank you Kathy! :-)

I try to take photos as I quilt down the quilt.  Sometimes it helps me read the quilt better.  Here's some getting started photos.  Before quilting.
 Just getting started.  Making sure the quilt is loaded nice and square.
 Starting to quilt.
And finishing.
I should have taken more photos of the back.  It looked super cool too.
Specifics...Threads were Glide top and bobbin.  I used white throughout the quilt except for the staggered piano key border.  There I used a gold Glide thread.  Batting is Dream Cotton in the bleached white, Select loft.  All quilting is freehand.  I used my straight ruler and Deloa's Boomerang for the curved border.  My dear friend Patti prepped the binding for me, so when I was done quilting, I was ready to stitch it on.  Thank you Patti!!

 The fabric is soooo pretty.  It is Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit Fabrics.  My girls would have liked to keep this quilt for themselves. :-)  This pattern is so versatile, you could use any fabric you wanted and it would look amazing.  Like some red, white and blue Old Glory fabric coming out this fall.  :-)

I love looking at photos of this quilt, especially the pattern cover!!!!!  Carrie actually has two versions of Bounce, but guess which one is on the pattern cover???? :-)
Make sure you stop by Thelma's blog to hear all about piecing Bounce.  Bounce is available on Carrie's website here.  Big THANK YOU to Thelma and Carrie!! :-)



27 comments:

  1. Wonderful quilting!! Love all the different border patterns, just beautiful!

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  2. Pretty quilt, wonderful quilting. I especially like what you did in the outer border. Reminds me of Baptist Fan.

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  3. How exciting to have your quilting on the cover of a pattern! You go girl! :)
    The curved border design looks fantastic on this quilt and the swirls on the stars give it amazing texture, love it all!

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  4. The quilting on Bounce is amazing, Linda! Way to go!

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  5. When I heard you quilted this I couldn't wait to come over and see what you have done. WOW!!!!! Another amazing job. You were born to quilt my friend.

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  6. Lovely quilt and quilting!! I especially love the border quilting as it is so effective!

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  7. The quilting really makes the quilt, love the designs you did on this piece.

    Debbie

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  8. Your quilting is so amazing!! I love all the detail in the border. Beautiful!!

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  9. Beautiful quilting and a gorgeous quilt!

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  10. Another triumph! I don't know how on earth you come up with all your wonderful designs but I haven't seen one I don't absolutely love!

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  11. I have been so excited to see this finished! I saw a teeny bit of it and have been waiting to see the whole pattern. And I have to say it was worth the wait. I am in LOVE with this quilt and the quilting is just icing on the cake. The quilt is gorgeous Linda. Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Your quilting is amazing. I love how you did the border. Was it hard? I want to try that. I have the boomerang ruler from Deloa Jones. I love your swirls too in the center. So lovely!

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  13. As always, you did a beautiful job on this quilt! Congratulations on being a cover girl. =D

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  14. A huge thank you to YOU! The quilting is gorgeous and it was such a treat getting to open the box. I love the choices you made for everything - they perfectly suited the open space and the "feel" of the quilt.

    So again, thank you! Seriously, picking this quilt for the cover was a total no-brainer.

    Even I can't get those wrong. ;)

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  15. Very beautiful. You've worked wonder again. Hugs,

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  16. Another amazing quilting job! Applause, applause. That pattern looks really nice too. I'm going to check it out.

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  17. Прекрасный квилт! Бордюр очень оригинальный!

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  18. I just saw this on Thelma's blog, and I had to see your work, too. You did an amazing job, too . . . as usual. Love, love, love to see your work, Linda.

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  19. Wow Wow Wow. The design, the fabric, the piecing, the quilting. It is all WOW, WOW, WOW.

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  20. Your amazing talent really shines on this quilt, Linda! How absolutely cool to quilt for Thelma and Carrie!
    Cheers!

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  21. That quilt is so lovely! Stunning! :)
    http://quiltworld2.blogspot.fi/
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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  22. That is amazing!! You did a wonderful job as usual!! I love that!!

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  23. Stunning...WOW, WOW, WOW...luv the border, the quilting is amazing, great job!!!

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  24. Your quilting really makes this quilt fabulous!!! I just love it!!

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  25. Congrats on getting the cover! You are just going to town, girlfriend. I told you you were talented! I love, love, love the quilting you did on this one!

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  26. Oh it is BEAUTIFUL! And I love how you quilted it!

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  27. Wow! You did such a great job quilting this beautiful quilt!

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