Is it Spring yet??  One day it’s like a beautiful summer day here and then the next day…not so much.  I am really looking forward to warmer weather!!  I’ve been getting more Easter decor out, which really makes me long for warm sunny days.

The girls love any holiday decor.  I swear they rearrange these little Easter ornaments every morning.  πŸ™‚

I don’t go overboard on the decorations, but always have a few carrots and bunnies around the house.

Twin bunnies remind me of some other little twins I know.  πŸ™‚

I always make room for a few little feathery chicks too. Actually, I think they are ducks as Terry mentioned in her comment! LOL!

Speaking of feathers, I’m practicing some feathers…again!  Can you say “obsessed, much?”  I’m getting ready to quilt a client’s quilt that I want to curl some feathers in the border.  I’ve been working on perfecting my backtracking because it’ll really show on the backing of this quilt.  I picked up some of the exact fabric while I was working at the quilt shop yesterday that is in this quilt border to practice on.  I wanted to make sure I could see the thread this time too!  LOL!

Yes, I can see the thread and what I’m quilting!!  Yipee!  That was more than half the battle on the 30s quilt.

The second photo is actually a better depiction of the color.  I know I can quilt the feathers, it’s just I’m still a little nervous, being a newbie and all.  I need to tell myself to relax, breathe and just QUILT IT!  Maybe I should have a little glass of wine before I start!!  LOL!  I’ll keep you posted…


  • Sue says:

    Your doing great! Your feathers look wonderful and to me you look like a pro that has been doing it for a long time! You're a natural!!

    Love the Easter decorations:)

  • judith lockhart says:

    Beautiful feathers! I think you've got it figured out!

  • Mama Pea says:

    You truly are amazing. You're going to be famous for your quilting. They are beautiful!

  • Kristin says:

    You don't go overboard on decorating? I think that may be an understatement…lol!!!!

  • Donna says:

    Beautiful feathers …I think you have them mastered!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your feathers look great!
    Your decorating looks like a lot of fun πŸ™‚

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Love your Easter decorations. Those chicks with the feathers are adorable. Your quilting is fantastic. You really know how to do feathers. You don't need a class. Forget I ever told you about that class that is coming up. You could teach it!

  • Yvette says:

    Just quilt it! It will be fantastic!!

  • Joan says:

    Absolutley beeeeautiful feathers – I really wish I could do that so freely!! I cant beleive how well you are doing – Hi girls – I love the Easter Bunnies and carrots – no wonder you shift them about πŸ™‚ I would too.

  • Terry says:

    Oh my….I love those feathery chicks! I would have called them fuzzy ducks so I'm glad you posted what they were! LOL

  • Nicole says:

    Great decorations! And my goodness, your quilting is coming along fabulously!

  • Lori says:

    Your little chicks are adorable. My house use to be decorated when I had kids living at home.

    Your feathers will be perfect. I like the idea of a glass of wine to calm the nerves! LOL

  • Cathy says:

    Love your Easter decorations. Especially the 2 fuzzy chicken-ducks. Your feathers are beautiful. Hugs.

  • Patti says:

    I can't wait!!!

  • Carol says:

    Oh Linda, the bunnies and carrots are cute, the ducks are precious and your feathers are fabulous! You're doing GREAT!

  • Brandie says:

    Just a glass, not the whole bottle! Or your feathers will look like cat tails, carrots or maybe bananas.
    I think you moved beyond newbie!

  • Joanne says:

    Beautiful decorations.
    Your feathers are amazing!! I find that when I am working on feathers and seeing them as individual loops I am not usually pleased, but when everything is done and I stand back and look – the results are always better than I imagined. Feathers always add something special.β™₯

  • WoolenSails says:

    Love those feather chicks, they so fun.
    Your quilting is so beautiful, I need to start practicing my free motion and finish some. I will be happy if I can quilt without making nests, lol.


  • Candace says:

    I love the prim carrots and all your decorations, Linda! Feathers are up next on my list, too! I think I need a mentor like you, though!

  • Sheila says:

    I'd say you have those feathers mastered , they look wonderful !I love all your Easter decorations too!

  • Denise in PA says:

    Let me know how that wine works (I just stocked up, so if it works, I'm covered….LOL!) I just know the quilting will be fantastic! It's hard to believe you're a "newbie"!

  • Cornfield Quilter says:

    Beautiful Quilting!! Was that with wine or without?? πŸ˜€

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    You're a feather queen! They're so gorgeous. Wine and long arm quilting…could prove to be interesting.

  • Allie says:

    Your decorations are very sweet! I think you've gone beyond needing to practice feathers, Linda, you're a pro now – they look wonderful!

  • Cheryl says:

    Love those feathery chicks/ducks!!! And your feathers are sew perfect!