It’s quilted!! Happy Dancing everywhere!  I was going to post this earlier, but I wanted to wait for the right light to get some nice photos.  This is the largest quilt I’ve quilted so far.  It’s a large queen.  I am very pleased with the outcome.  Maybe because there are feathers everywhere!!  My client wanted them before I even suggested them.  Honest.

 I think the freehand meandering feather is one of my all time favorite allover patterns.

A swirl with a little feather tail in the red border.

I really love the back of this quilt!! It’s my favorite because of all the texture.  It actually made me catch my breath when I first saw the back.

I was a little nervous with a solid muslin back because it would show all my little mistakes, but wow, does it show off the quilting!!  This could almost be a reversible quilt!

The batting is Hobbs wool, which I love too.  I did suggest it to my client.  She wanted a nice batting as this will be a bed quilt.  Melissa, my client did a beautiful job on the piecing.

I have a confession, I thought I wasn’t doing a good job while I was quilting this.  I don’t know what was wrong with me??  Just doubting myself.  The funny thing is I hardly picked any stitches out of this.  That’s a first!   Now, I stand back in amazement.  When I see this quilt, off the frame and all quilted, it reinspires me.  It reminds me to take this journey one day at a time and to enjoy it.

I’d like to wish all the dads out there a

Happy Father’s Day!


  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    May I just say WOW!!!

  • Cathy says:

    Gorgeous! I especially like the feather border.

  • Yvette says:

    I'm speechless. (That's a miracle) LOL


  • Diane says:

    Linda you should be so proud of your work!
    It is fantastic!
    I think the all-over feather is my favorite too…I'm quilting it now on one of my own tops!
    And I do the same thing, don't think I'm doing a good job until it's off the frame, it has to be the fact that we're just seeing the stitching in too small an area–no perspective. But it's still scary as HECK!

  • Kathleen says:

    Here's the thing. If I had my computer, which I don't, I'd replace the wallpaper— which is a beautiful Green Fairy project—with your latest. This quilt is beautiful. Congratulations Linda, and Happy Fathers Day to you all. Oh,my computer has 17 personalities–and they can't decide what to do with it! Bout time for a new computer. Thank goodness for my `tablet`.

  • Sunnybec says:

    I think I am going to start calling you the feather queen!! Why can't I do feathers like you???? x

  • Sue says:

    It's very gorgeous! I love when you show the quilting from the back. Beautiful!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • H says:

    Oh my goodness…it's wonderful!

  • Karen says:

    The feather quilting design shows up so well in the blue border. A good idea for the quilt.

  • Impera Magna says:

    So beautiful… I'm sure your client is thrilled!!!

  • WoolenSails says:

    You did such a beautiful job on it, really love the fabrics and pattern and the quilting, an all over beauty.


  • Joanne says:

    Your quilting is absolutely beautiful – I can't believe you ever doubted your talents!!!
    Your client will love the wool batting too.♥

  • Allie says:

    You take my breath away, girl, this is simply marvelous! Quite right it's reversible, I don't know which way I'd display it – I'd have to hang it in the middle of the room so I could admire both sides, lol!

  • Cardygirl says:

    Looks stunning…your quilting is amazing.

  • Lori says:

    It is lovely, fantastic, super!! And you are the freehand feather queen!!

  • Quilts And Pieces says:

    Oh wow! I love it!

  • Nicole says:

    Linda, that is just amazing. You do sensational work.

  • Me and My Stitches says:

    You go girl! It's awesome!

  • Jocelyn says:

    Beautiful quilt. Love the soft blues. And the quilting is amazing!

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    Beautifully done! Meandering feathers and wool batting…a great combination! It definitely is a reversible quilt.

  • Unknown says:

    AWESOME!!! 🙂

  • QuiltSue says:

    That is so beautiful. I don't know if I love the front or the back more.

  • Darlene says:

    Beautiful – simply beautiful. You're definitely a natural. 🙂

  • Candace says:

    Your talent knows no end, Linda! The client must be silly with glee over your quilting – I know I would be!! Happy Father's Day to Scott!

  • Joy McD says:

    Oh wow, wow, wow! I really do need to come and get quilting lessons from you!!! You are soooo clever!

  • Jenny says:

    You go girl!! That looks awesome! I love what you did in the skinny border…and what you did in the corners! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Brooke says:

    Those feathers take my breath away. I agree that the back is as stunning as the front. You should indeed be very proud. This is simply fantastic.

  • Mary @ Neat and Tidy says:

    You're a super star in my book! This is wonderful.

  • The Quilted Finish says:

    Gorgeous! Meandering feathers are one of my favourite allover designs. Yours look wonderful.

  • Carrie P. says:

    Wowwee!! Linda, you just keep getting better and better. Totally awesome!
    I love the quilts in the previous post too. You dog is sweet laying with what looks like his toy.

  • Mama Pea says:

    This is going to wound redundant, but you are just amazing. Those feathers are incredible. Will you teach me? Please? Pretty please?