Middle Child

October 22, 2013

Did you notice anything new and different??  You guessed it...a new blog design!!!!  I had the old design since I started this blog 3 years AGO!!  I figured it was time for a little update.  :-)  Kerri at The Cutest Blog on the Block here did an AMAZING job!!!!!  I could not be happier with what she designed!!!  She was an absolute dream to work with!!!  I am finally using my logo, which Scott designed when I began on this journey.  He is so creative incorporating my initials into the pineapple like that!  Kerri did a wonderful job adding the perfect colors to it.   Probably my second favorite thing about the new design...can you guess...my very OWN feathers in the background!  You all know that I feather anything I can get my hands on! lol  Again, Kerri did an amazing job capturing "me" in the new design.  Thank you so much again, Kerri!!!!  You ROCK!

This is kind of a test post.  I have a new watermark for my photos that I am still getting the hang of.  I literally had to draw names from a hat to decide what to post about next.  So much to post about...so little time.  I guess that is one of the reasons I love Instagram so much.  October is just zooming by.  Before I know it, I will be in Houston again!  Looking forward to it, although I never look forward to the packing part. :-)  This is the first Quilt Market in a quite a while that I am not frantically quilting all night like a maniac to get quilts finished.  What a welcome change!!!  Still quilting, but not in Olympic time. :-)

I still need to post some gorgeous flannel quilts from Flannel Gatherings by Lisa Bongean.  These are just too beautiful and deserving...to not post them would be a crime.  Each time I finished a flannel quilt, that particular quilt would become my new favorite.  It is safe to say, I have A LOT of favorites.  :-)  Next up...Middle Child available here.  It is bold and beautiful.  What a wonderful combination!
I had to have Lisa send me photos of this beauty from the Des Moines show because (gasp) I forgot to take photos of the finished quilt!!!  I know, so unlike me!
 All threads are Superior So Fine.  Batting is Dream Wool.  The design was bold in nature with awesome space for quilting to show.  Wool was the perfect complement.  The wool gives the quilting amazing texture and dimension.
 I love to mix straight lines with feathers!  The contrast gives nice visual appeal.  I feathered or quilted curvy swirls in the vast majority of the cream flannel and straight line designs in the darker flannels.
I think I have all 4 corners represented.
I love the center!  These feathers are similar to my new blog background! :-)
Red Star points have a great design accentuating the triangular shape.
 Beautiful feathers in the outer border.  Straight diagonal quilting in the brown, inner border.
A few "in Progress photos" aka the only ones I remembered to take. :-)
 All quilting is freehand. :-) And of course my bff...my straight ruler.  I pre-marked the inner brown border with chalk to make quilting the lines easier.
Still a favorite...



27 comments:

  1. Your new blog design is great. I love your photo watermark. The pineapple logo with your initials is great!

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  2. I love it!!! Love the water mark, love your signature at the end, love the design, love your feathers. L.O.V.E. IT!

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  3. Looking good. Curious what do use for putting watermarks on? Love the logo

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  4. Perfection!

    I love your logo - the L H are awesome. And the watermark - perfect! Now when everybody pins your quilting to Pinterest, everybody else will know it's yours!

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  5. Awesome new blog. I really love the feathers in the background! Also the Middle Child is pretty spectacular.

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  6. Wow, your new blog design is fantastic. It showcases your work so well and is very professional. Good work!

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  7. I love your new blog design. It turned out awesome and I think it fits you perfectly!!!!!

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  8. Your new blog design is fresh and engaging. I love it. Such a cool watermark.

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  9. WOW The quilting is stunning. Like your blog make over

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  10. Oh I love your new design, Linda! And I really love Middle Child. I think this one is my favorite from the book. You always do a wonderful job with quilting :D

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  11. Love your new look. The pineapple is first class.

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  12. I love your new design, really nice layout and artwork.
    Of course i love that quilt and your quilting, it is amazing.

    Debbie

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  13. I love the "new" you! Handy Hubbies have happy wives. You have a keeper! Such a talented couple. And of course, another gorgeous work of heart. Lovely, lovely.

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  14. So beautiful Linda! And the new blog look is terrific too!

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  15. I love your new blog design! The watermark just makes me smile!

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  16. Linda, the new blog look is amazing, the first thing I noticed was the feathers, I love them, so perfect, so you! The second thing I noticed is that I own two of the quilts in your header! How fun to see them there, I am very thankful and appreciative that you have quilted such lovely quilt tops for me. I personally don't think you could have found better pictures for that header, lol!!

    I bought the flannel book and Middle Child is my favorite pattern. Wouldn't that top be stunning in Christmas colors! As always, your quilting really makes that quilt top, a work of art, really.

    Great job all around!

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  17. Your new look is YOU. Nice job. Love your initials in the pineapple. That is a stroke of genius.! Your quilting still floors me. Thank you for taking the time to explain how you approach your quilting. It is very helpful for a beginner like me. One more question, what type of quilting did you use between the lines on that brown border to flatten it down so the diagonal lines would pop so well.? That quilt is stunning!! I'm going to look for it at Houston.

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  18. Wonderful new look and your quilting keeps getting better if that is even possible!

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  19. What magnificent workmanship.....the quilting is perfection... and I appreciate
    your identifying the source for the elements used. Thank you for sharing, Linda.
    Gentility

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  20. What is there not to like about this post? Super new blog look, super quilt and quilting, and news you are coming to Houston!!! I arrived today and will be here for both market and festival.. It would be so nice to say hello face to face!!!

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  21. Love your blog redesign and quite spiffy looking. The quilt is really nice and what great quilting done on it. Have fun at Market and keep us posted.
    Gail

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  22. Hey Linda - I am totally thrilled with your new look! You've come such a long way in three years! I still can't believe it's been that long!!! Sure wish I was going to Houston so we could finally meet in person! One of these days for sure!
    Cheers!

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  23. LOVELY work as always!!!!! I really enjoy when I get a moment to just look at each picture your quilting is wonderful.

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  24. I love visiting this blog! Your work is to breathtaking and inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  25. Oh Linda, you are amazing! I know Lisa is thrilled with what you do to her quilts! I love your new header also, and your signature and you even have personalized PIN IT buttons! Yes, the background with feathers is the perfect touch!

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