Is it Friday already??  I had a sick child home with me all week.  Elaina has a strep infection that has really taken the wind out of her sails.   Seems like it took forever for the antibiotics to kick in.  I think she is finally starting to feel a little relief.  I am hoping to get in the garden this weekend.  I am in need of some fresh air!!  My neighbor gave me 8 pepper plants that he had left over from planting his garden.  What a treat it was to find them on my back porch!!

As promised, I am going to reveal Colfax County, a brand new quilt making it’s debut this weekend at Quilt Market.  It’s a brand new design by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings.  Like I said in my previous post, it’s a stunner!!!

 The fabric collection is Old Glory.  It is LB’s brand new line which will be out in the fall of 2012!!  One of the prettiest fabric collections I’ve seen!!!!  Get ready for photo overload! 🙂

I believe Lisa said the inspiration for this quilt is an antique quilt she has in her collection.

Here are some before shots.

If you are looking for piecing this is your quilt!!  I saw the pattern and it’s not a difficult quilt at all.  The design is soooo cool.  There are just under 3400 pieces in this quilt.  Each of those are individual triangles!!!  The HSTs finish at about an 1″!!!!!  I literally had NO idea how I was going to quilt this when Lisa sent me photos, nor when it arrived at my home. 🙂  It was nothing short of a miracle when it came to me!!! LOL!!  Speaking of miracles…getting it quilted in time for Market.  I’ll just tell you it did involve an all nighter!

  Did I mention this is a nice sized quilt at 84″ x 84″?

 Just a few more of the back…

The design looks totally different on the back!!

I even take photos of the back while I am quilting.  Sometimes you see things in photos that you wouldn’t normally notice.  I like to make sure my stitches on the back are just as perfect as the ones on top.

Again, another long post…at least it’s mostly eye candy!! 🙂  I love the antique/reproduction look of this quilt.  Another keeper for sure!!!  I’ll be back with specifics on the quilt as far as thread…batting and such.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!!


  • Unknown says:

    You've done it again! Beautiful Linda!!!

  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    This is a beautiful quilt full of wonderful quilting!! (Is it just me that can see this as a 'Thelma' quilt in reds?!!)

  • JoAnne says:

    Holy Cow! I think I'm in love. Wow! This project looks right up my alley, but I bet you could guess that, right?

  • Lori S says:

    Congratulations to the piecer and the quilter. That is stunning.

  • antique quilter says:

    OMG I just saw this on Lisa's blog post and thought I need to MAKI that quilt! its even more stunning with the close ups of your quilting you certainly know how to bring a quilt to life
    wow! beautiful work. truly amazing.
    thanks for all the pictures
    I will be drooling over them for weeks, Kathie

  • Gretchen says:

    Gorgeous quilting!! It really brings the quilt to life and gives it an exquisite antique look.

  • Grit says:

    Wow, was für ein Traum. Ich liebe Blau-Weiße Quilts. Super schön!!!
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Stunning! I can't get over what you can do. Exquisite work!

  • YankeeQuilter says:

    Hope Lisa has this quilt at her booth in Atlanta this fall! You both did a great job!

  • WoolenSails says:

    That is gorgeous, the design, the fabrics and your quilting has made this my favorite so far.


  • Jocelyn says:

    Beautiful job Linda!! The quilt is gorgeous.

  • Lynn says:


  • The Quilted Finish says:

    Gorgeous quilt, absolutely stunning quilting!!

  • Sue says:

    I'm totally in live with this quilt and your quilting!!!
    I can't wait for that fabric to come out also!

  • Anne says:

    Linda, I'm at market and our booth looks at your quilting. It's absolutely stunning! Lisa just raved about you! Good job there!

  • Allie says:

    Jaw-dropping, drop dead gorgeous quilt – this makes me wish I was a great piecer! It's beautiful even before it was quilted, but Linda, you lifted it to such a level, I feel like I need oxygen! Absolutely wonderful.

  • klk says:

    Your quilting is just gorgeous. Lisa's quilts and your quilting are a wonderful combination.
    LeAnn @

  • QuiltSue says:

    Eye candy indeed. It is just wonderful.

  • Mary @ Neat and Tidy says:

    You can pull an all-nighter and still do work that is this fantastic?!!! Beautiful – both your work and this quilt. I am amazed at how creative some people can be!

  • Sandra says:

    Great job, has such an antique feel.

  • Carrie P. says:

    I have been drooling over the work you do. Can't wait until my quilt is up for you to quilt it. Just stunning.
    Hope your daughter is feeling better today.

  • Mama Pea says:

    It's beautiful! I love it! Well done. I think I saw it at market. I wish I had known. I would have photographed it for you in the booth! I hope you got some booth photos of it!

  • Gettysburg Homestead says:

    Eye candy indeed!!!!

    I LOVE that fabric, but I guess I LOVE all fabric since I hoard it. LOL

  • Marie says:

    What a stunner! If I were to design a quilt I would have liked it to be this one – and the quilting is to die for. BEAUTIFUL!

  • Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims says:

    Your quilting is stunning, it really gives a wonderful finish to an awesome quilt. Just perfect.