Happy Valentine’s day!!  I thought I would write a quick post because I am trying to finish up some bindings on client quilts.  I thought I would share a Valentine themed quilt that I quilted for my client Mary.  I quilted it last Fall.  Remember, I’m still playing catch up on some show and tell.  Mary made it for her daughter.  I believe she said she used a Jelly Roll and some yardage.  Turned out beautiful!!  Very sweet! The lighting wasn’t great the day I took it off the frame, so the majority of the photos I’m sharing are while the quilt was still on the machine.

I have quilted several quilts for Mary, so she pretty much trusts my judgement on the quilting at this point.  She did express she wanted some custom quilting though.  It’s all freemotion.

I did some continuous curve, swirls and swirls which formed a kind of heart motif in the open areas of the Irish Chain.

The borders were not small but not big either.  I think the swirl design fits nicely.  Came out really evenly spaced too for not premarking! 🙂

The back looks so pretty too.

Mary provided some Request Dream Cotton batting, which is the thinnest loft.  I had enough to double batt, so that’s what I did.  I worried it would be too thin and it might be more difficult to get consistent tension.  It worked beautifully.  I am so glad I doubled up on the batting.  I will be giving a little batting review soon as I have been able to sample some.  I used the prettiest shade of Pink Glide thread top and bobbin.

It was perfect.  Glide is a great name for this thread because it really does just Glide through the machine and the quilt.  Like butter!  As I have mentioned before, there is some sheen on this thread but on the right quilt, it’s gorgeous.  I took a photo with flash on so you could see the sheen.  It looks like a metallic thread!

 Pretty!!  Mary was delighted with her quilt!

Before pic.

Has anyone been having Blogger issues?  I received a few emails yesterday from readers stating they couldn’t leave comments.  I have also had issues leaving comments on blogs as well.  Not sure what the deal is??

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!


  • Patti says:


  • Sue says:

    Just beautiful Linda! Your quilting really looks great on this quilt.

    Blogger issues? I'm so disgusted with Blogger issues. I can't even add a blog list to my sidebar and I can't seem to add any new blogs to my sidebar so that I can see who's updated. And when I could see my blog list, it wasn't updating!! Very frustrating. I have to read everything in Google Reader, which isn't my favorite way to read blogs :/

  • Nicole says:

    Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting! Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Mama Pea says:

    Just beautiful. Love all the hearts and pretty thread. Happy Valentine's Day1

  • piecrust says:

    Blogger issues…I have found it depends on the browser you are using. Internet Explorer is the worst. I was having trouble posting to my blogger account until I tried a different browser.

    Absolutely beautiful, that quilt is so simple and lovely. The quilting is the perfect finishing touch.

  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    Gorgeous quilt and quilting!

  • Candace says:

    Fantastic – nice to see you back here, Linda! I missed your last 2 posts! Wonderful goodies and the quilts – oh, my, I'm speechless and that doesn't happen often for me!! I may have to try some Glide! Do you use the magnetic bobbins, too?
    As for Blogger, I finally stopped having issues as soon as I switched to their newest interface. Also – Google Chrome seems to work a lot better for it as well!

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Beautiful quilting. You are a true artist.

  • WoolenSails says:

    Love the quilting on it, really perfect design for that piece.
    I wish I had a long arm, wish I hadn't needed to upgrade so many computer things, would be tempted to get one;)


  • Sharon says:

    It's beautiful Linda! You are certainly talented!

  • Mama Bell says:

    OOOOO La La, beautiful hearts! Again, a plain patchwork into a work of art! Lovely!

  • Carrie P. says:

    Just lovely. I love pink and brown together. You did a fabulous job on the quilting too. The hearts are perfect.

  • Brandie says:

    Beautiful! Valentines day appropriate.

  • Anonymous says:

    Your work is absolutely beautiful! I love reading your blog and seeing the quilts and your lovely quilting.

  • Donna says:

    Gorgeous quilt and the quilting is fabulous!! The swirls you quilted are perfect for the quilt. After looking at the quilt I remember I have the same fabric in my stash somewhere!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  • fiberdoodles says:

    Beautiful quilt and gorgeous quilting! Thank you for sharing with us.

    Happy Valentine's Day ♥

  • Inga says:

    Great job! Very tastefully done. Yay!

  • QuiltSue says:

    The quilt looks beautiful.

    Blogger seems to have a mind of its own! One day people can leave a comment on my blog, the next they can't, then they can, etc, all without me changing a thing. I don't have trouble leaving any comments (well, not so far) but I use Chrome not IE or Mozilla or any of the other browsers, and several people have suggested it's cos Chrome and Blogger are both owned by Google that I don't have trouble that way. Now watch this refuse to post!

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Your quilting really adds extra beauty to the quilt. Love the open spaces for the quilting to shine. No blogger issues — I do know things are changing with Google.

  • Anonymous says:

    Glad everyone loves my quilt. Linda did a beautiful job quilting it. This was a Christmas gift for my daughter and her new apartment.


  • Anonymous says:

    Glad everyone loves my quilt. Linda did a beautiful job quilting it. This was a Christmas gift for my daughter and her new apartment.


  • Simone de Klerk says:

    Some amazing quilting!

  • Denise * KKL Primitives says:

    OMGosh Linda, this quilt is too die for! You really do beautiful work. I'm in awe of you. Really.

  • Dora, the Quilter says:

    I too love Fil-Tec's Glide thread. It makes a beautiful quilt that much more beautiful and can turn a mediocre quilt into something spectacular!