LB as I like to call her, aka Lisa Bongean, finally let the cat out of the bag on her blogKind of.  It’s just a small glimpse of what I’ve been cookin’ up (quilting) for her. Her new design called “Christmas Reel.”  This will hopefully explain some of  my blogger absenteeism (sounds like a medical condition).  It’s been hard keeping secrets from all of you! 🙂   I don’t even know where to start…she just called me and gave me the heads up that she posted some quilt pics on her blog and that I could blog away now.  I was like “thanks for the 2 second head start, LB!!!”  LOL!!  I can’t begin to tell how exciting and dream fulfilling it is quilting for Lisa.  I have long been a big fan of hers.  No secret there.  So to quilt for her, not sure I can articulate my feelings into so many words but…two words come to mind…


I’ll start with the green and red applique quilt.  My baby.
My heart.

I put my heart and soul into the quilting, not to mention time.  It literally was on my machine for a whole month!!!  I will have to do two posts on this quilt cuz there’s A LOT-O-photos!!! 🙂

Lisa is a genius designer and this quilt is no exception!  This fabric is from Lisa’s new line called Seasonal Little Gatherings for Moda.  Gorgeous fabric!!!  The blocks were appliqued by several talented ladies for Lisa.  Lisa designed the quilt to look like an antique quilt. I did a lot of research on antique Whig Rose and Rose of Sharon styled quilts to come up with the quilting.  I wanted to have some old fashioned elements with a little modern twist.  Primitive and a classic all wrapped up in one.

I noticed on many of the antique quilts there would be a quilted motif, like a flower pot for example.  I quilted a “basket” motif of feathers spilling out of it in the corners of the quilt.



The borders are 12″.  I had a lot of fun filling them or “showing off” as Lisa likes to call it. 🙂

I really wanted the applique to look like trapunto, so I micro stippled around them to really make them pop!!  Then I quilted a feather and a curved cross hatched motif in between the applique.

Then to find out this quilt is going to be in the Nov/Dec issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting….it’s like a quilting fairy tale. 🙂 Video link here.

I’ll be back with another post about the specifics on this quilt.  Lisa and I talked about the quilting, but in the end, she trusted me to do “my magic.”  🙂


  • Patti says:

    I almost cried at your post. Your talent is unbelievable. I missed you the whole month of January, but it was worth it. I am so proud of you. Thanks for letting me ride along on this crazy ride your on. (aren't you glad you took me to WI with you?) LOL

  • Me and My Stitches says:

    AWESOME!!! No question as to why Lisa chose you – you do a beautiful job!

  • Lisa Sipes says:

    That quilt is freakin' gorgeous!!! You did a fan … tastic job. It's just… wow!
    And Nov/Dec.?? I think one that I quilted for a designer might be in that issue. Not sure. Haven't shared it and won't until the issue is out! 🙂

  • Vicki W says:

    Holy smokes, that quilt is SPECTACULAR! Thank you for sharing!

  • WoolenSails says:

    I saw her posting, but love seeing more of your quilting. I just love that quilt and your quilting has made it spectacular, love love love it.


  • Judi says:

    Linda – so, so, so beautiful! You are so amazing! That quilting makes the quilt, for sure! It is just gorgeous! So glad you could finally share!

  • Cathy says:

    Wowsa! Absolutely fantastic! You are so talented.

  • Donna says:

    It is gorgeous!! Your quilting is just breathtaking 🙂 I am so glad to know everything is okay … I have missed your posts. Can't wait to see more!

  • Anonymous says:

    Absolutely stunning! What an impressive quilt! You did a fabulous job :o) And we all love LB!

  • jeri says:

    absolutely beautiful.

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    That must have been so hard to have to wait to post this quilt. Your quilting is just stunning and beautifully compliments the applique. Congratulation on having your quilting published, I am so excited for you!

  • Ellie-Mae says:

    Holy crapsticks, that's amazing. well done.

  • Unknown says:

    oh my oh my oh my!!!!!!!!!!! that is sooooo COOL!!! Congrats Linda! and as always, your quilting is over the top!

  • Debbie says:

    Wonderful! Your talent really shows on this quilt.

  • Tina says:

    Just gorgeous!!!! And Wow!!!! What a stunning job you did!

  • Allie says:

    Couldn't happen to a better quilter, my dear, you deserve recognition for your stunning talent! This is too gorgeous!!!

  • Raylene Smith says:

    Stunning..beautifully done..

  • JoAnne says:

    Holy Moly!!!! I don't know what else to say?!!! Sorry, my jaw is still hangin open. The quilting is incredible. You are doing SUCH a fabulous job. Wow!

  • Sunnybec says:

    WOW!! You are so good! WOW!!

  • Country Prims says:

    Dont often get time to comment Linda, but I just have to today!! You have amazing talent and both you and LB make a great team-absolutely stunning quilt!
    Shazy x

  • Anonymous says:

    It's gorgeous!,

  • Jeanette says:

    What can i say except WOW. Stunning. Hugs,

  • Anonymous says:

    Congrats Linda! It is absolutely stunning!!!!

  • Pat says:

    AMAZING! This quilt and the quilting are absolutely amazing. You and Lisa are both so extremely talented, what a great team you both make. Your research and talent show in your quilting. Keep up the great work and congratulations on being published!! Thank you for sharing.

  • Mama Pea says:

    Linda, this is GD AMAZING! I know you always say, "Whatever…" but you are truly gifted with that machine. Wow. I wish I had an ounce of your talent. Great choices on design and on execution. Congratulations on being published! That is just fantastic!!!! Woo hoo! I have been thinking about you a lot and worrying about you. Miss you, my friend!

  • Amy, a redeemed sheep says:

    Jaw dropping AMAZING! I have no words….No words at all…Wow…

  • Sue says:

    Congratulations, Linda! That is some very exciting news and I think you do amazing work. The quilting on this one is just beautiful!! What a special honor:) Cheers!

  • Carrie P. says:

    Wowee! how exciting for you. I can't believe how far you have come with your quilting in such a short time. Your work is fabulous and I am sure Lisa is very proud of your work too. Congratulations on every thing.

  • Mammie says:

    I stumbled upon your site today and your work took my breath away! I am a big fan of quilting but haven't make any quilts yet. I retire in June and hope to spend my time perfecting my stitches!
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful work of art.
    I will be visiting your site on a regular basis from now on.
    oceanoverlooker at hotmail dot com

  • Yvette says:

    I feel so proud. I have watched you grow as a quilter and am smiling ear to ear right now. I am lucky that I own a quilt quilted by a famous quilter. 🙂

  • Lori says:

    It's gorgeous! You will be busier then ever after all the publicity!!

  • Terry says:

    Congratulations! I saw the news on Lisa's blog and thought how wonderful this is for you. The quilt is just beautiful! :0)

  • Mama Bell says:

    Wow! Seeing those pictures makes me want to make that quilt and for YOU to quilt it! Gorgeous work!

  • Sue says:

    Such amazing quilting you did on this quilt ! Just stunning ! Congratulations !

  • Jamie says:

    This is so beautiful! I can't wait to see more! Can you share a little more about thread type, batting used, how you prepared the quilt? Did you mark before you put it on the frame? Use rulers?

  • Teresa Silva says:

    Linda…you work is amazing and this quilt is absolutely stunning! I just keep looking at those fabulous feathers you do. They are so awesome. I have a quilt that has very large borders and I am so afraid to do it. I may just have to try some of those feathers. Thanks and congratulations…You deserve it!

  • Sheila says:

    Congratulations Linda , your work deserves to be showcased in a magazine , it is exceptional !!

  • Deb says:

    It's simply gorgeous! You deserve high praise for all that amazing quilting!

  • Candace says:

    Linda – words can't express just how happy I am for you! Your dream really has come true and most deservedly so! What better place to see your work than in Love of Quilting! I can't wait to get my issue! Congratulations!

  • Karen says:

    Congratulations! Your quilting is beautiful! It makes the quilt. I'm in love with your quilting talents. Simply fantastic,
    Karen M

  • Linda says:

    Wow! Your quilting really makes that quilt even more specail…you are quite the talent!! Have a great day!!

  • Kathleen says:

    I've been glancing at these quilts off and on all day. I love Lisa's designs and I love your creative quilting. The quilts are beautiful. You and Lisa compliment each other. Comgratulations to you both.

  • Brandie says:

    Wow! I'm speechless…

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Fabulous and deserving to be shown off in a magazine. Congratulations!!!

  • Kathleen says:

    You give new defination to the phrase, Art Quilt!

  • Jocelyn says:

    Wow, it's beautiful!!

  • Sinta Renee says:

    Are you kidding me? You are amazing, the quilt is amazing too! It is a quilt that will make you stop in your tracks and gaze at it's beauty. A Blue Ribbon quilt.

  • Anne says:

    Wow, Wow, Wow. I saw this quilt on Pinterest before I knew it was Lisa's design. What stood out to me was the quilting. And now….to find our it's your work of art is so exciting! Great job. It's stunning!

  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    Flippin' 'eck woman, it's amazing!! It's given me goosebumps!!!

  • my place and times says:

    Can you tell me how big this quilt is? I want to pre-order yardage so I have it when the pattern comes out 🙂

    You truly did an amazing job!

    • Linda says:

      Thank you, Stacey! Hopefully, you will read this…you are a no-reply blogger…meaning your email is not available for me to reply to. The quilt is 90×90. Kits are available through Primitive Gatherings if you like. Magazine containing the pattern will be out in October 2012.

    • my place and times says:

      thanks – I truly appreciate the info

    • my place and times says:

      i subscribed hope this works i'd love to follow your blog. your work is amazing

  • Janice says:

    Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing.