Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  I know we did!  I ate so much…too much! 🙂  I didn’t go shopping on Black Friday.  It’s just not my thing.  I’ve done it before, but never felt it was worth it.  I did a little online shopping though.  Good deals and free shipping.  You can’t beat it!  Poor Elaina was sick with a fever since Friday.  She had to stay home sick today too.  Her fever spiked again early this morning.  I just checked on her and she’s snoring like a hibernating bear!

I wanted to thank everyone for all the kind comments on the original “Ode To Virginia.”  I was blushing as I read them.  Well, now I’d like to share “Mini Ode To Virginia.”  Deb, once again did a beautiful job.  It was a challenge to try and think of different quilt designs, so the quilts didn’t look the same.  There are similarities, but different.  I tell ya, I felt like a magician digging into my black hat for quilting tricks!! LOL!!

That’s a lot of pictures!!!  Just a few more.  The back.

 Before quilting.

I used Hobbs Wool, So Fine threads top and bobbin.   I think there were 3 thread color changes. Everything is freehand.  I used my straight ruler and a purple air erasable marker.  Those markers are priceless.  I go through one or two of them on each quilt I quilt.

I’m off to check on Elaina.  Hope everyone has a great day!


  • Mama Bell says:

    Beautiful quilting, it made that really nice quilt into something spectacular!

  • Patti says:

    Spectacular quilting. I love the two blue star blocks in the middle of the quilt.

  • Impera Magna says:

    Whoa…. that is some gorgeous quilting!!! Definitely turned a lovely quilt into a stunner…

    Hope your Elaina feels better soon! Sleeping a lot will help…

  • Vicky says:

    The quilting turned out wonderful! You are so talented at it! I'm sorry Elaina is sick. I hope she feels better soon! It's not fun being sick.

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Wow! That is beautiful. I love how you have quilted it. Does it take a lot of time to do those individual designs rather than an all over…well, duh, of course, but I was wondering how much more time it takes.

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  • Sharon says:

    So sorry to hear that Elaina is sick! Hope she feels better real soon!
    Let me just say that your quilting is amazing, Linda! You have found your talent…keep up the great work!!!

  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    Another fabulous quilt – I don't know how you manage to make each one better (and different!) to the last! Hope Elaina feels better soon x

  • Lisa Sipes says:

    Good gravy you are awesome, lady!!!
    Also, I'm a huge fan of air erasable pens too! I usually only mark registration lines, so I'm only on my second pen, but damn those Sewline ball-points are handy!

  • WoolenSails says:

    I hope Elaina feels better soon, not fun to be sick.
    I just love that quilt and your quilting, it is so gorgeous.


  • Carrie P. says:

    stunning! I can't wait until my name comes up on your list. I know my quilt will be stunning too.

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    Oh I really like how the vein in your feather design highlights the circle shape in the center. Brilliant!
    Hope Alaina feels better soon.

  • Cardygirl says:

    Just lovely…the quilting is beautiful!

  • Candace says:

    I sure hope Elaina is feeling better now! Oh Linda – you've done it again! I do believe you are now in the running with some very well known quilters! Your wonderful touches make this mini version dance!

  • Teresa Silva says:

    Wow, you have done it again….made a quilt just goregous. I love all the quilting designs you used. Great job!

  • Sue says:

    Wow! Linda, this is really beautiful. I love all the little quilting designs in this one. You continue to amaze all of us. Just gorgeous!

  • Me and My Stitches says:

    Wow – a beautiful quilt with beautiful quilting! Love it!

  • Allie says:

    Someday I'm going to make a quilt good enough to be quilted by you….this is another stunner, Linda! I hope Elaina feels better soon, poor sweetie!

  • Anonymous says:

    Simply gorgeous! Love how you complimented the center!

  • QuiltSue says:

    Mini Ode is just as stunning as Grown-up Ode. I love them both.

  • Lori says:

    Wow! Another amazing masterpiece!! The quilting really makes it over the top!!

  • Kathleen says:

    My new name for you is MERLIN! BEAUTIFUL work.

  • Terry says:

    What a beautiful quilt! And your quilting on it is wonderful too! :0)

  • Lynn says:

    Oh! My! I've been studying the photographs, looking for ideas.

  • Mama Pea says:

    Love, love, love. Sorry Elaina is sick. Glad to hear she is on the mend.