One of my latest finishes is a birthday present for a client’s son. It’s a beautiful tribute to his days as a boy scout and his time in the military. This quilt probably gave me the most trouble on trying to figure out what the quilting should be. There were a few things that became mental hurdles…#1 it’s for a man. I probably shouldn’t quilt a bunch of pretty feathers on it. You know I wanted to though! Lol! #2 all the borders, including a very large top and bottom border. Well, this is what I came up with.

I am very happy with it!!

I incorporated a star with a swag design. I love how that came out.

 In the sashing, quilted a swirl with a design inspired by the  fabric.

On the center panel, I did a large meandering stipple, but then did some quilting around the motif to make it “pop” more.

The back. The backing fabric was perfect for the theme of the quilt.

Ellen, my client was thrilled with the quilting!! I am currently sewing on the binding for her and will return the quilt in time for her son’s birthday!

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!


  • Yvette says:

    WOW!!! I am sure she is thrilled!

  • Candace says:

    I'm stunned again, Linda! This quilt spoke to you loudly! Any many would be proud to own it – wonderful job!

  • Anonymous says:

    OMG! That is a perfect thing to do! I have been wanting to redo a shadow box I poorly made of my husbands military medals. I think a small, patriotic wallhanging with his pins and medals attached would work so much better! What inspiration. It looks lovely!

  • WoolenSails says:

    The quilting is perfect for the quilt and it came out beautifully.


  • Diane says:

    great job! your quilting enhanced the top perfectly.

  • Impera Magna says:

    Oh, the quilting is perfect… really sets everything off! Great job!!!

  • Linda says:

    Fantastic! I love the way it came out!!

  • Sheila says:

    I think you could not have chosen a better pattern to quilt this quilt , perfect in every way and it is a fantastic quilt that I am sure her son will be thrilled with! Great job as usual.

  • Sinta Renee says:

    She took great memories, made it into a keepsake. And then you quilted it… and transformed it into a treasure!

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    That is beautiful. I love all the stars and swirlies. I bet the client will be thrilled.

  • Carrie P. says:

    Well done, that big star is perfect on it and so are the little swirly stars.

  • Vicky says:

    Another great job! I love the swag and star pattern you did. It looks very military/boy scout.

  • Lynette says:

    Very, very nice!!! Love your star and swag. 🙂

  • Desley says:

    Great quilting choices. I like the quilting in the yellow border.

  • Jeanette says:

    Wow Linda. Love the choices you made. The quilting looks stunning. Great job. Hugs,

  • Anonymous says:

    I absolutely love the star with the swag border! It was spot on perfection for this boy quilt! (yeah….no feathers needed on this one!) LOL

  • Joanne says:

    Perfect quilting choices! It looks fabulous.♥

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  • Allie says:

    Wow. This just leaves me speechless – the quilting is AWESOME and PERFECT! I don't think you could have come up with anything more perfect. Job well done, girl!

  • Donna says:

    Linda, Your quilting is perfect for this quilt! The backing was just made for this quilt.
    Have a great weekend!

  • antique quilter says:

    quilting is amazing, really like the quilt too!

  • Helen@Till We Quilt Again says:

    What a wonderful piece. The quilting is wonderful!

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Perhaps a challenge but you solved it beautifully or handsomely.

  • QuiltSue says:

    Your quilting designs for a masculine quilt are great. I always think feathers are unisex though, but maybe I'm just kidding myself.

  • Me and My Stitches says:

    I think it's always hard to decide on the quilting. Your choices are just perfect! I'm sure he will love it.

  • Denise in PA says:

    Perfect! I can see why it took some thinking. Finding a quilting motif for a woman is much easier than for a man – kind of like buying gifts – LOL! Great job!

  • Michele says:

    What a special quilt…..with special quilting! I used some of those same fabrics in my last LePetite. Love it 🙂

  • Lori says:

    Its wonderful and not too girly of quilting! Nice job!!

  • Brandie says:

    Fabulous! I love the star in the border, great improv. Wonderful job as always.



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