Where did July go?  I feel like it should be July 5th still.  I am staying busy, busy.  I haven’t been busy watering the grass, though.  All of you that have been reading my blog know that I love me some hot, summer weather, but this drought business has got to stop!!  My trees are dropping leaves likes it’s October!  I won’t even mention my garden, or lack of.  The deer have been ruthless!!  Nothing like some sweet, succulent green beans to quench their thirst!!

I am staying super cool quilting.  My studio is in the lower level.  Sometimes I even have to go outside to warm up!!  Speaking of quilting,   I was out of town for a bit, but couldn’t wait to get home to share a recent quilt, Pennies From Heaven.  It is a design from Gretchen Gibbons.  Lisa Bongean/Primitive Gatherings did a gorgeous primitive version with their fabrics and wool!!!  You may have already read about it on Lisa’s blog here.  Thanks LB.

I know I may have said this before about quilts that I have quilted but…I LOVE this quilt!!!  I even had Scott walk around the house and model it in different spots!!  I could not decide where it looked best because it looked good everywhere!!!  Before I forget because I know some of you will want to know  where you can find this beauty, Primitive Gatherings has a limited number of full kits available here!!!

Lots of eye candy ahead…

I added a little surprise quilted star.

Penny flowers in the corners.

I love every part of this quilt, but the center is my favorite!!

Feathers are always a great addition!! 🙂

Love the back!!

 Specifics…Dream Blend batting, So Fine threads top and bobbin…4 of them.  All quilting is freehand.  I used my straight ruler and little curved cross hatch ruler.  I DID stitch on the wool where needed.  It really helps the wool applique pop.

I was hoping Lisa might forget that she sent me this one…didn’t happen.  🙂


  • Linda says:

    You did an awesome job as usual…I have that book and have made a few blocks…but that is stunning!!

  • Sheila says:

    That has to be one of the prettiest quilts ever , amazing and I agree feathers are wonderful especially when you make them ,wonderful quilting as always !

  • Sue says:

    Linda, this one is just so beautiful! (aren't they all!) I am working on Pennies From Heaven and when I saw this on Lisa's blog, it inspired me to get back at it.
    Your quilting on this is just gorgeous! Every area of it!! Just love looking at all that lovely quilting from the back!!
    I love this gorgeous quilt and am doing mine in primitive style too. Awesome job!
    I was just at Primitive Gatherings a week ago 😀

  • Me and My Stitches says:

    Wow! This is so amazing. I saw the pics on Lisa's blog, but I knew you would be posting more. You do awesome work.

  • Darlene says:

    It's stunning, Linda.

  • Lynn says:

    Beautiful, just beautiful. I missed your posts!

  • Karen says:

    Your quilting is just awesome on this quilt! I discovered your blog thru Kathy @ Tamarack Shack, and have read all of your posts. You are a truly talented quilter and I am so inspired by your beautiful quilting. I have had my APQS Freedom since last May, so you are inspiring me to get moving!!!

  • WoolenSails says:

    It amazes me how you can make such intricate and beautiful designs in between the raised appliqués, it is just gorgeous.


  • Lynette says:

    Wow, Linda! You did a spectacular job with this quilt. Wonderful through and through 🙂

  • Desley says:

    This one is very special!

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  • Angie Burrett says:

    Totally beautiful and amazing – an heirloom to be treasured.

  • Mom says:

    It's lovely!

  • Sunnybec says:

    Linda your quilting just brings a quilt to life! This is a stunning quilt, I never get tired of looking at your quilting. Hugs

  • Allie says:

    Well darn, I'm sorry she didn't forget she sent it to you, lol – I'd want to keep that too! You did a fabulous job as always on the quilting, girl.

    I hope this drought breaks soon – everything is so brown!

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Oh goodness. Drop dead gorgeous. A perfect harmony of design, fabric, quilting.

  • Gettysburg Homestead says:

    LOVE!!!!!! Just beautiful!!!!

  • Candace says:

    Well that does it for me, Linda – I was afraid to make a bed size quilt with wool and try to figure out the quilting – not any more. Of course mine won't be so absolutely stunning as yours! Lisa really hit gold when she brought you in as her quilter!!

  • Aunt 'Reen says:

    You did a remarkable job on this quilt! The quilt itself is stunning – but your quilting really makes it over the top gorgeous!

  • Donna says:

    Gorgeous! I love Lisa's designs and your quilting is just amazing. I wouldn't have wanted to send this one back either! I have got to go back and look again.

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  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    It's stunning – your quilting is wonderful but somehow it just seems to get better and better!!!

  • Quilts And Pieces says:

    Your quilting on it is beautiful!

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    Linda you did a fantastic job highlighting all the piecing with your beautiful quilting.
    It is very dry here too. Just came back from a two week vacation and all my grass is dead and something add half my garden!!

  • Mama Pea says:

    Love your quilting and I love this quilt. Always have. It is so amazing. YOU are amazing!

  • Lisi Hoyos says:

    fantastic, your quilt is beaultiful !!!

  • Unknown says:

    I've followed your blog for quite a while now and remembered that you had quilted this quilt. So when a customer brought me Pennies From Heaven I showed her how beautiful your work is on it. She wanted it quilted almost exactly the same as you did with a few additions. She called me almost in tears after she inspected it closely at home to tell me how much she loved it. I'm just telling you this so you'll know how much inspiration you give us. Thank You!