I feel like January is going by so fast already!  The girls went back to school today.  One is feeling better, the other…not so much, but nothing was keeping her home.  We have been adding on/building a new school and today is the first day in the NEW school, so they were super excited to be back.  Everything is new, but I think they were most excited for new lockers. πŸ™‚

One of my goals this year is to post a whole lot more than I did last year.  Trust me there is no shortage of material to post on, especially client quilts.  I need to catch you up on all the quilting I did last year.  I know my clients love to see their quilts posted more than anyone else!!  So on with the show…and lots of photos. πŸ™‚

My client, Jan did an amazing job on the piecing and fabric selection!  Eventide is a quilt design by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.  Jan made her version a bit larger than the original pattern.  I actually had a hard time capturing the whole quilt in one photo.

Gorgeous!! I love the romantic feel the fabric gives the quilt!  The allover feather was a wonderful complement to it.  The outer most border has a feather/swirl combo.  I love how it looks!!!

The back is just as beautiful!  It looks like another quilt!!

But there is more…this is actually a 3 part quilt.  I quilted two matching pillow shams!!  First shams I ever quilted.  Really they were just like quilting mini quilts.

I love how the shams turned out!!

The back of the shams were so pretty too!!  Although, when they are done no one will see it except for now. πŸ™‚

Specifics…two layers of batting.  That really made the quilting “pop.”  So Fine threads on the top and in the bobbin.  All the quilting is freehand. 

One last photo that hopefully will make you smile.  My sister ordered a new bathing suit and accidentally had it shipped to our house.  She told me to open it when it arrived and send her a pic of it.  This is what I sent her…

LOL!!!! I don’t know…Sarge will be a tough act to follow!!! πŸ™‚


  • WoolenSails says:

    Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting, I need to get mine ready to quilt.


  • Grit says:

    Wow, fantastic. This quilt is so, so wonderful. And your quilting …….wow just amazing.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  • Melia Mae Quilting says:

    Just beautiful. I love the shams!!!

  • Bev says:

    Gorgeous quilting! Sarge rocks that bathing suit!

    Cheery wave!


  • Phyllis says:

    Beautiful quilting !! It is a lovely quilt & I always love to see people make an effort on the back of a quilt & this is just a great backing!
    I would keep the bathing suit for Sarge, it really complements his complexion… ;-)!

  • Sheila says:

    Beautiful quilt and excellent quilting , it sure would be fun to be looking over your shoulder when you work . Incredible . Sarge makes a great model πŸ˜‰

  • Brandie says:

    Beautiful, beautiful! I love it all front, back and shams!
    But Sarge rocks this post and that bikini!

  • Teresa Silva says:

    Beautiful work Linda. Your feathers are incredible and the picture of Sarge with the bathing suit is so funny!

  • Sue says:

    As always, Linda, your quilting is just gorgeous and the piecer did a fantastic job piecing her quilt too. That's a beauty

    I love that photo of Sarge. I just love dressing up the dogs πŸ™‚

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    Love the meandering feathers across this quilt and it does compliment the fabrics so well! Great job!
    I always thought of Sarge as a polka dot bikini kind of dog but he looks good in stripes too πŸ™‚

  • Jocelyn says:

    Wow Jan's quilt is gorgeous. And so is rhe quilting!

  • Impera Magna says:

    *lol* Sarge looks great in the bikini top!!! Too funny…

    Jan's quilt is lovely and your beautiful quilting extra special! And matching shams? Very cool!!!

  • Lynn says:

    Sarge looks happy to model. I hope he got some treats for being such a good sport.

    Gorgeous quilting – as usual, as is the quilt itself.

  • Lesley says:

    Gorgeous quilt and quilting!

  • Carrie P. says:

    both the quilt and your quilting are gorgeous.

  • Linda says:

    Sarge looks quite stunning in the suit…ha!ha! Seriously…I loved the quilt and shams…wonderful!

  • Charlsey says:

    Exquisite quilting! Sarge looks very "handsome" in the teeny weeny red and white stripe bikini!

  • Mama Pea says:

    Sarge is a pretty good sport! Love it! I love the shams, and I love the quilt! Great piecing, and once again, your quilting makes it. You are a rock star. I know I've said that before, but I'll say it again!

  • LuAnn says:

    Just beautiful Linda! Happy New Year.

  • Nancy E says:

    The quilting is just amazing! Your feathers are just wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your quilting with us.

  • Joy McD says:

    Oh that is just beautiful! How I wish I could do feathers! xxx

  • Joanne says:

    Incredible!! The shams are so beautiful – lots of inspiration.
    Quite the expression on Sarge's face!
    Good luck with blogging more.

  • Days and colors says:

    A beautiful quilt, your feathers are so perfect!

  • Linda says:

    Eventide is gorgeous! I would love to make this quilt, but the pattern is not available anymore. Is there a chance you would like to sell your copy to another Linda? &:-D