We’ve had some severe weather in our area over the weekend.  I heard on the news today as many as three tornadoes were in the area Sunday.  Our tornado sirens were buzzing in our town to take shelter Sunday, but fortunately for us, we did not experience any tornadoes.   Many homes, schools and businesses are without power in nearby towns.  I feel for them.  At least the weather isn’t freezing, although very humid.  Last week my furnace kicked on a few times in the morning, now we have the central air on.  Go figure???  We did lose the Internet until Tuesday, so not much blogging for me.  I was able to get some sewing in, though!

Yes, I am officially a month behind on keeping up with the monthly Le Petite projects!!  I took some time over the holiday weekend to work on my own projects.  Brochante was one of those projects.  I really wanted to finish this because I just love Schnibbles.  Carrie Nelson always does such a phenomenal job designing these quilts!  Plus, I couldn’t stand the thought of adding to my UFO pile.  Not only did I finish piecing it, but I got it quilted too!!!  I’m Happy Dancing all over my house as your reading this.  If you listen closely enough you may just hear me!!  🙂

It’s so beautiful outside that I thought I would take some photos in my flower garden.

I LOVE how it turned out!!!!  I used Wild Rose charm squares by Blackbird Designs.   I’ve had these charm packs for a while now.  I purchased them for a different Schnibbles pattern, but then changed my mind.  I wanted to wait for the perfect pattern.  I’m so glad I did!! The background fabric is Primitive Muslins, Tallow by Primitive Gatherings for Moda.  Have you tried Primitive Gatherings line of Primitive Muslins yet??  They are awesome!!!  They are so soft, unlike many aged muslins that can feel a little stiff.  They come in 5 different shades.  I used the lightest of the 5.

 I had quite the little photo shoot!!

I chose to quilt my favorite…feathers.  A nice allover meandering feather I think was a great choice for this project.  I used another favorite…wool for the batting.  I love how wonderful wool makes the quilting look!  I had two remnant pieces of wool leftover from other projects that I just put together for this.  Worked out great!!

I love the back too!
I have the binding ready to go on.  Hopefully I’ll get that sewn on tonight while the girls are at dance tonight!


  • Vicky says:

    Simply wonderful. The quilt is great. I'm glad you didn't get hit by the bad weather.

  • Anonymous says:

    I really love the quilting! I am only getting to know your blog now, so I do not know if you quilt via domestic machine or longarm. Either way it is awesome! I, too, love wool batting and how the quiling just pops when you use it!

  • Yvette says:

    Wow!! That turned out fantastic.

  • paulette says:

    Your choice of colours and fabric is stunning and your quilting is the icing on the cake!! Well done!

  • Lori says:

    It is wonderful but the quilting really makes teh quilt on this one!!

  • Sue says:

    Very lovely quilt and quilting once again! I love most every fabric that comes from Blackbird Designs! Love them!
    It's a beautiful day today and I am so thankful. Hopefully we will be rain-free for a long while….long enough to dry out;)

    Blessings to ya,

  • Sunnybec says:

    I so love Brocante it's such a lovely pattern….the pics look good outside in the garden LOL.

  • WoolenSails says:

    Beautiful quilt and quilting, love the colors.


  • Terry says:

    Your quilt looks wonderful! :0)

  • Heartsdesire says:

    A beautiful-looking quilt, and the quilting is equally beautiful. So glad to hear that you were bypassed by those tornados. Living on the west coast, we don't see them here. Just rain and more rain. Sunny today, though.

  • Sheila says:

    I have never done a schibbles pattern but every one I have seen I love and this is no exception , beautiful and your quilting really looks amazing !

  • Darlene says:

    Stunning, Linda, absolutely stunning!!!!

  • Jenny says:

    Great photo…it shows your quilting beautifully!!

  • Linda says:

    Very pretty…the quilting is wonderful!
    I'm glad you got missed by the tornados…those sound very scary to me!

  • Diane says:

    beautiful! Love the front and the back too! Can't go wrong with feathers!!


    Isn't it 'great' when we find just the right pattern for the 'right' fabric!!!
    Love what you did with the quilt–way to go, girl!
    Hugs, Di and that miss gracie

  • Cardygirl says:

    Brocante looks great & the quilting is beautiful.

  • Donna says:

    Gorgeous! I love the fabrics an the quilting!

  • Anonymous says:

    Very pretty as always!!

  • Melanie says:

    Cute! Cute! Cute! Great fabric combination…..the blackbird designs and aged muslin. Glad your weather settled down some.

  • Jocelyn says:

    Oh wow it's beautiful! And the quilting is fabulous! Great job.

  • Allie says:

    It's just lovely Linda, good job! Glad to hear you have power. We have no a/c, and I couldn't have survived without my fans the last few days….

  • QuiltSue says:

    Bee-oo-tiful. I love the fabrics and the feathers look just great on it. I've never tried 100% wool, but I do like the 80/20.

  • LuAnn says:

    Your quilt is beautiful, and so is your quilting. I love the feathers….and just look at your pretty flowers!

  • Candace says:

    I'm so glad you're taking time to quilt for yourself, Linda! The feathers make this La Petite shine! I love Primitive Gatherings muslin and can't wait for the new line to arrive!

  • rubyslipperz1052 says:

    pretty quilt…and wonderful quilting! would you want to enter it in the FYPChallenge on my blog? $30 Gift Cert…drawing at the end of the month…


  • Mama Pea says:

    Love, love, love. Great photos.