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Lots keeping me busy.  Nothing new there.  Blogging Slacker is my name.  I need to post just quick posts more often, that way I don’t feel like I don’t know where to begin when I do post!!  Girls have been out of school for nearly three weeks.  We have had so much going on, including their dance recital last weekend.  It was awesome.  By the end of the weekend, I had watched it 3 times!!  Between dance competitions, rehearsal and two shows this year…that is a lot of dancing.  Of course, I never get tired of watching my girls, but the prep is killer.  In between running around, dance and quilting, I managed to do some summer decorating.  I need to post those next, but I will post a quilt that I peeked last.

 This gorgeous quilt was pieced by Vickie of Vickie Quilts blog.  Vickie did a beautiful job!!!  The quilt is called Pink Lemonade.  It will be a raffle quilt to raise money for The American Heart Association.  You can read all about it here.  It is a wonderful story.  The quilt is from Evelyn Sloppy’s book 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts and the pattern is “Honeyberries.”  It is actually the quilt on the cover. 

I will let the photos do all the talking.  🙂

I love how it turned out.  I am very pleased to say the least because this quilt was super challenging for me…mentally.  Vickie wanted custom quilting.  Due to the striking and scrappy design…a custom design wasn’t jumping out at me. Meaning, there isn’t a lot of open areas, which are usually no-brainers for some custom quilting.  It forced me to think “outside the box.”  Before quilting pic.

Now, when I look at it, I cannot imagine it quilted any other way. 🙂  I really love the way the fern/leafy feather turned out.  Curved cross hatching…love it too!!!   I used Glide thread throughout most of the quilt and Isacord in the outer and piano key border.  Batting is Dream Cotton Blend.  The back…

It is also beautiful, although I had a hard time capturing the texture of the quilting in the photos.  I know this quilt will be loved by some lucky winner!!!

I am catching up on comments and emails, so I apologize for my slow response.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

20 Comments

  • Sue says:

    Oh it's another beauty, Linda! Love all that quilting you did with it. Perfect:)

    Don't worry about the blogging. I'm a slacker too. Summertime does that to us folks here in Michigan as we try to get caught up on everything outdoors in such a short amount of time!

    Happy summer to you and your family!

  • Grit says:

    Der Quillt ist wunderschön. Eine ganz tolle Arbeit.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  • WoolenSails says:

    I think we all have been busy with summer, hard to stay inside when it is so beautiful outside;) Love the quilting and how you did the different designs in the sections, really beautiful.

    Debbie

  • Deb says:

    The quilt is beautiful and boy does it look different than the book cover! You did an amazing job.

  • Donna says:

    You have been busy! Enjoy the time with your girls! 🙂 The quilt is gorgeous! I love the quilting designs you chose.
    Hugs
    Donna

  • Sheila says:

    Just gorgeous and as always you created the magic to pull this all together !

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    That is such a pretty quilt. Love how you quilted it, especially the curved cross hatching. I'm going to be a blog slacker soon too once the boys are out of school next week.

  • Brandie says:

    Beautiful colors and gorgeous quilting!

  • Anonymous says:

    THAT TURNED OUT SO SO PRETTY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

  • Lindah says:

    Very , very nice!

  • Joni says:

    Beautiful quilting!

  • Ardelle says:

    Oh WOW! I love how you quilted this! Love the swirly design in the blocks….

  • QuiltSue says:

    I can see that must have been a real challenge to decide how to quilt it. When you have something like that, do you decide on the complete design before you start, or do you just start and see what happens?

  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    I want to reach through the laptop screen and feel the texture of the quilting! It looks brilliant!

  • Carrie P. says:

    those photos do speak for themselves.
    what a fabulous quilt.

  • Candace says:

    Another beauty, Linda! I am always so impressed by how neat and tidy your edges are, too! Funny thing to say, I know, but it really means something to a longarmer!
    Cheers!

  • Nancy says:

    How beautiful! I just love the quilt – Vickie did a beautiful job – and your quilting just adds to the beauty. The perfect complement. Bravo.

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    I think quilts definitely talk to you. I love the double line curvy quilting. A special quilt for a special cause.

  • Jocelyn says:

    Such a beautiful quilt!! And the quilting is amazing! I've got that book, and will have to dig it out again.

  • Mama Pea says:

    More beautiful quilting! I'm with you on summer being just God-awful busy. I need a break from it!