Riding the storm out, perfect post title and the name of the quilt I am about to share.  I have been quilting up a storm the past 3 months…through all the storms…hopefully…finally sunshine is around the corner πŸ™‚  Riding the Storm Out is a gorgeous new design from Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings.  The kit and pattern are available if you click the link here.  Lisa blogged about the quilt and all the new goodies they have here.

I love everything about this quilt.  The warm inviting colors, the way the pinwheels dance around the top and of course the quilting.  I may have a slight bias. πŸ™‚  I waffled on the quilt design for a bit.  My worry was it would not show, thankfully my worries were all for not.  This is one of my favorite quilts! πŸ™‚

 Using the inner square as a guide, I quilted a wreath around it.  Makes the blocks appear a bit larger than they actually are.  The red sashing has more detail quilting, so the blocks stand out and create “a lace edge” around each block.  The outer border is on the narrow side.  I wanted to create a design that framed the quilt and didn’t get “lost.”  I love how this turned out!
 All quilting is freehand.  Threads are So Fine from Superior Threads.  Batting is Dream Blend from Quilter’s Dream Batting.

The back. πŸ™‚
The red thread looks cool!
Fingers crossed spring is around the corner!!


  • WoolenSails says:

    Love this quilt and love your quilting. I enjoy reading your thoughts on the design choices and why you did them, really helps me think about what I can do with mine to enhance the designs on a quilt.


  • Brandie says:

    That's a great pattern and such gorgeous quilting! The perfect match.
    I have my fingers crossed that spring in on it's way to you.

  • Janet O. says:

    Just came from Lisa's blog–had to get a better view of your quilting. Amazing, as always! I love the way the feathers frame the pinwheels. And that sashing design is so lacy looking, as you said. What a beautiful border. I wish you were standing over my shoulder when I am trying to choose quilting designs–and then I wish you were at my machine doing them!!! *LOL*

  • Patti says:

    The sashing design is pure genius. Perfect stitches front and back.

  • Leeanne says:

    So beautiful, your quilting as always is perfect!

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  • moosecraft says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Another masterpiece!

  • Elizabeth says:

    You are sew sew clever! just amazing, beautiful quilt.

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  • Furball Farm Quilting says:

    Love that lacey sashing.

  • Sue says:

    Oh it's such another beauty, Linda. I just love the way you quilted that outer border! That really sets it off nicely!! Perfect.

    What a great pattern too πŸ™‚

  • gailss says:

    The quilting is just wonderful on this quilt and you must be very pleased. You do such good work and always love your designs. Great job!!!!

  • Candace says:

    Fantastic, Linda! I would venture to say it's the PERFECT storm!

  • Phyllis says:

    I love it too! Especially the quilting on the red sashings and the red thread on the back. Again the back of this quilt is so gorgeous, just like with your other quilts, great you show pictures of that too.

  • Sharon E says:

    The combination of you and Lisa is nothing but spectacular as usual!

  • Helen@Till We Quilt Again says:

    May the storm arrive at my house!! Your quilting is beautiful!

  • Lynn says:

    Another gorgeous quilt Linda! Wow, you and your quilting and Lisa's designs inspire me.

  • Missie of Traditional Primitives says:

    Stunning, once again! Would you mind sharing how you get your logo on your pictures? You must use a fancy program to get it on there! Looks so professional!

  • Kate C says:

    Wow, this is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • karen k says:

    You did a fantastic job!! Love the whole quilt. The quilting accented your blocks in a wonderful way.

  • Karen says:

    A beautiful quilt, very warm and inviting! The quilting is quite lovely, it is just perfect for this quilt! Great job! I can see why it's a favorite!

  • Me and My Stitches says:

    Awesome, as always! I just don't know how you come up with such great quilting designs that enhance each quilt, and don't take over. They are always just perfect!

  • Grit says:

    Wow…looks absolutely fantastic. Wonderful quilting !!!

  • Kindred Quilts says:

    Once again… simply amazing!

  • Michele says:

    Wow! I love all your quilt design choices. It really turned out fabulous.

  • Lori says:

    That is so pretty- the quilt and the quilting!!

  • Donna says:

    Amazing, every thing about it is so nice. I LOVE the quilting!

  • Teresa Rawson says:

    SO beautiful…I just love your quilt!

  • Unknown says:

    You do the most amazing quilting. Do you quilt for others?