If you can recall,  I gave a couple of glances of Swoon done in reproduction fabric by Primitive Gatherings.  It was here, if you don’t recall because it was so long ago.  Remember, I am playing catch up with posting quilts. πŸ™‚  Swoon is a quilt pattern by Camille RoskelleyPrimitive Gatherings did it their way.  AND I LOVE every square inch of it!!    As always, I will let the photos do the talking.

Lisa Bongean requested that I quilt “your freehand feather panto.”  LOL!!!  That’s what she likes to call it!!  I love all that feathery goodness. I think the romantic nature of the quilting only enhances the quilt.  Feathers make the world a better place!! πŸ™‚ 

If you have been following my blog, you know that I like to post a large assortment of photos.  Especially ones that feature the quilting…close-ups of the quiltingmy quilting. Makes sense don’t you think since I am longarm quilter??  Plus, as you all know I love to see tons of pics of quilting and by the feedback I get from all of you…you do as well, so that is what I feature. πŸ™‚  I am making a point here, but it is a topic of another day.

 Yep, loved every square inch!!  It looks so rich and beautiful in reproductions!!  I wanted to keep it!!!

You know I took photos of the back too.

Threads are all So Fine by Superior.  Batting is Dream Blend.  The quilting is all freehand.  I was questioned several times about this in Houston while the quilt was hanging in the Primitive Gatherings Booth.  It was hanging on the side where Nick Bongean runs the register.  Poor Nick kept having to call me over to the quilt to field questions regarding the quilting.  Mostly, I was asked what design I used and if it was computerized.  Wow!!!  Its so  funny to me because as I was quilting it, I would have to fight the urge to not pick out if I didn’t like a feather or two!!!  It EVEN fooled the great Liz Porter!!!!  She asked what design I used too!!!!  FYI, I loved meeting Liz Porter.  She was super cool!!! I think she is someone that would be a lot of fun to hang with!

If you love this quilt too, I believe kits are still available here.

I have not shown you the goodies I picked up while in Houston.  I will be honest, I did not spend a lot of money at the show.  I can hear you all booing.  I will show you where I did spend my money though.  πŸ™‚

Oh YES…when in Texas you get yourself some real cowboy boots!!!!  We went shopping at the most amazing cowboy store.  It was awesome.  On the way there, I said I wasn’t going to buy anything because I knew it would be a pretty penny.  Baaahhhhaaaaa!!!!!  All it took was one foot in the door and I yelled “I am SOOO buying a pair of boots!!”  LOL!!!  Here’s the fun part…I am going to have a little giveaway!

Guess which boots are mine AND which ones are Lisa Bongean’s!!! πŸ™‚  You have to guess both!! I realize two people have the same boots but one has bare legs and the other has cheetah legs.  You need to specify cheetah, brown, bare and black boots.  All the people that make the correct guess will go in a drawing for a prize!!!!  You have until Sunday night.  I will announce the winner Monday!  Good luck!!!!

Now, I have to tend to a little fiasco on my hands.  Ugghh, I wrote this post to take my mind off of it.  I found out yesterday there seems to be another me out there in the world.  Some criminal has attempted to steal my identity and clean out my checking account!!!  What a nightmare.  All will be fine, it is just a giant pain in the you know where.

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  • Brandie says:

    OH NO! Good luck getting rid of that impostor! What a pain!

    I think you are bare legged in red and Lisa's are the black boots. Totally just guessing here.

  • Unknown says:

    Black, only guessing because they are the most generic and would go with anything! I love this Swoon quilt, I need to make one. Thanks for all the inpiration with the feather quilting. Do you draw in your spines to have some idea where you are going, or do you just simply start and go where the needle takes you?

    • Linda says:

      Hi Debbie,
      You are a no-reply blogger. I'd love email you but cannot.

    • Linda says:

      Under the tutorials tab, I have a post where I give how I stitch out the spine and feathers. I hope you find this helpful. Thank you!

  • WoolenSails says:

    Like we can figure that out, lol. I am going to guess you have the brown ones on and lisa is wearing the black. Love the quilt and the fabrics and of course the beautiful quilting.


  • Anonymous says:

    Lisa Brown boots. You are in black.

    I feel your pain. Someone stole my identity this past year and filed for a tax refund with the IRS ~ can you say thousandssssssss? Now IRS wants me to pay them back even though they sent me a notice to let me know someone had stolen my identity.

  • marie says:

    I'd say the black boots are Lisa's and you are in the brown pair. My mind tells me if you spend that kind of money they have to go with everything which the brown and black do.

  • JoAnne says:

    I guess you have the brown and Lisa the black. More marvelous quilting!!! What is your schedule looking like? Are you booked pretty heavy?

  • Donna says:

    I love the Swoon quilt with all the wonderful feathers. I always love looking at the pics!
    Bless you with the identity theft!
    I think you are the red boots with the bare legs and Lisa with the brown boots … just a guess!

  • Sue says:

    Yes, I sure do love swoon and I especially love it in the reproductions. Those are my favorite anyway πŸ˜€

    I am a real cowboy boot gal and have three pairs! I used to live in Texas and you are just not a Texan if you don't own a pair of these πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    I love mine. Soooo comfy!!

  • Amy says:

    What awesome boots! I just found your blog and I adore that quilt – and your quilting just takes it to a whole new level! I guess that Lisa is wearing the black boots. Just seem like her, don't know why. Thanks for the great eye candy!

    • Amy says:

      OK, so I can't read the rules and forgot to guess which boots you're wearing. I think you're wearing the bare leg ones – but all of them are cute.

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    Sorry to hear about your identity theft, very madding!
    The Swoon quilt looks fabulous with your feathers!
    Now let me guess on those boots…yours are red with the cheetah pants and Lisa is in the black boots!

  • Sinta Renee says:

    I swear I haven't met a Swoon that I didn't like! Yours is just beautiful in the reproduction fabrics! I am betting that Cheetah is you and maybe Lisa is wearing the brown.
    I had that happen last month. I caught it while it was happening… but the bank couldn't stop it. πŸ™ good luck to you! Bad karma to them:)

  • Gail says:

    I am pretty new to blogging and I love feedback on my posts! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my Easy Street post! Your freehand feathers are simply beautiful!!!

  • Gail says:

    I forgot make a guess…. you in red w/bare legs and Lisa black boots. THANKS!

  • Kristy says:

    I guess you are the bare legs in red, and Lisa is the brown….I pretty much have no doubt about it. Now keep in mind I was totally sure I was having a baby girl when my son was delivered and for sure it was a second boy when my daughter was delivered….so my record is not that great. But I am really, really feeling I got it this time. If you are going to spend that much money you want them to be noticed and red will do that for you. They are all awesome by the way!

  • Country Prims says:

    Beautiful quilting as always!
    I'm guessing Lisa is in black boots as she is very fond of black. I think you are bare legs (red boots)???
    Have a good weekend

  • Gayle says:

    I think your's are the brown, and Lisa's are the black. They're all very fun!

  • Gill says:

    I think Lisa's are the black boots and you have bare legs and red boots!

  • Cindy says:

    Just sharing that I'm a BOOT girl too!!!!!!

  • Jocelyn says:

    I'm guessing you have red with bare legs and Lisa has black.

  • Trace4J says:

    Hello friend
    Beautiful quilt. I am hoping and dreaming yours are red. My fav color.
    So sorry to hear of your fiasco. πŸ™
    Woolie hugs

  • Jan says:

    You are such a gifted quilter!! I love all of your work. Now for the tough part. I'm thinking you have the brown boots and Lisa hmmm black. Love the red ones though!

  • Cardygirl says:

    Not even guessing! Loved the quilt when I saw it in Houston….spent a lot of time at that booth and wish I had known you were there!

  • Diane says:

    The Swoon Quilt is wonderful-love your feathers. They are my favorite and I'm doing one of my own quilts right now with freehand feathers! I so get wanting to pick out the 'not perfect ones'.
    I will say you have the brown boots and Lisa the black.

  • Kindred Quilts says:

    Every picture you post is a feast for the eyes… I love looking at all of them! Total guess on the boots… you in the brown, Lisa in the bare legged red.

  • piecrust says:

    Find that identity theft person and have them put UNDER the jail, never to see the light of day.
    You would be styling in the brown boots and Lisa would be in the black ones. But then again…., how many guesses do I get?

  • Lynn says:

    I still haven't quilted my Swoon yet. I love your all-over feathers!

    We just had our credit card number stolen last week! Luckily noticed something fishy with a purchase and called us to verify that we made the purchase, which we did not. All is well now, but it was a pain to deal with. I'm guessing I'd need to multiply my "pain to deal with" amount by 10 to be up with your "pain to deal with" amount. Yuck! Good luck!

    I have no idea on the boots. I'm going to guess you are the Cheetah and Lisa is the Bare.

  • Sheila says:

    The swoon quilt is gorgeous and your photos sure did talk , wonderful quilting as always . Ok here is my guess for the boots , your are the red with bare legs and Lisa's are red with cheetah , purely a guess that's for sure .

  • Julee says:

    Love the Swoon quilt, such beautiful work….You are in the brown boots and Lisa is in the black boots.

  • Beth says:

    I hope a get a glimpse of this quilt in the primitive gatherings shop – it is GREAT. I am guessing you are the brown boots and Lisa is the black.

  • Terry says:

    I always love seeing Swoon! I have no idea about the boots…but I'll guess you're in the brown and Lisa's in the black.

  • Kerry says:

    Ok, tough guess, but here goes.
    You are in the black boots and Lisa has the red ones with bare legs.
    Love the quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Mama Pea says:

    I think you are the red with bare legs and Lisa is the black. Just a guess!

    Love the quilting and POINT TAKEN! LOL.

    I love the Swoon quilt. I have the pattern and am no longer motivated to make it. I can share that story with you sometime.

    So sorry about the identity theft. Really sucks.

  • Maureen says:

    I would say Lisa is wearing the brown, & you are wearing the black!
    I love the Swoon design but haven't yet done it. I do like how gorgeous it is in my stash!
    Sorry to hear about the identity theft stuff…it is truly annoying on so many levels.
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

  • Mary says:

    I'm guessing Lisa is in the brown boots and you are in the red boots with bare legs. Beautiful quilting on a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sherrill says:

    You are cheetah girl & Lisa bare-legged red? No clue! Your quilting is always beautiful and this is no exception. Love the repro colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Heartsdesire says:

    I think you have the bare legs and the red boots and Lisa has the cheetah legs and the red boots. Everybody's boots look fabulous. Love the Swoon quilt. The quilting is wonderful and it's really a beauty in the reproduction fabrics (my favourites).

  • Cassandra says:

    What a beautiful quilt!! I love the pattern and the quilting just enhances it. Gorgeous!

  • Joy McD says:

    Your quilting is beautiful as usual! I am not good at guessing.. so I will leave the boots to others! I'm so sorry about your identity theft, what a world we live in… you take care.. xxx

  • Angel says:

    I think Lisa is in the black boots and you are in the red boots with bare legs.
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  • Phyllis says:

    Ha, love your give-away contest & your quilting, got a look from up close at that at the Houston Quilt Festival, wasn't that just the greatest event?! Love to know the shop where you got the boots, for next time I am there. Bought my Stetson some Houston trips ago, but so far no boots… how is that possible?!
    Soooooo, are you the one in the jeans with the brown boots and Lisa in the black skirt with the black boots?? Can't wait to find out, great little mystery!
    Btw, love that you are always posting so many pics & hope you sorted out your "fiasco", what a waste of time and energy, much better spending that on quilting, right?

  • QuiltSue says:

    I think your boots are brown and Lisa is in the black. Sorry about your imposter, that is so annoying.

  • Nancy E says:

    More wonderful feathers!!!! Lisa has the black ones and you got red ones–bare legs.

  • Julie says:

    I would say Lisa is in the black boots and you are in the brown boots. Absolutely love your quilting — love all the pictures you post of the quilting.

  • Unknown says:

    I think that Lisa is wearing the black boots and you are wearing the red ones with the bare legs. LOVE YOUR FEATHERS!

  • klk says:

    I love that you post a lot of pictures of your quilting — one large picture just won't cut it! I think your quilting is gorgeous and I want to see it so keep the multiple pix coming, please! I'm guessing you're in the brown and Lisa is in the red (bare).

  • Karen in Breezy Point says:

    I am going to guess you are the bare legged gal wearing those cool red boots!

  • paulette says:

    I think you have the black boots…just LOOK at those swirls! And Lisa has on the red boots..bare legs! Fingers crossed!

  • herky907 says:

    Your are brown and Lisa is Black.

  • janice says:

    Love your quilting! And I love cowboy boots. Mine are the most comfortable footwear I own. I think you are the one with bare legs and Lisa has the black boots.

  • Cathie says:

    First post to your blog! Love your quilting and your posts! I think you are the bare legs and Lisa is in the black boots!

    I'm so very sorry about your ID theft! What is wrong with people?

  • hueisei says:

    Beautiful Swoon quilt with the quilting πŸ˜€ So nice!
    HAHA. I guess you are in red bare legs and Lisa black boots. Thanks!

  • Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals says:

    Hi Linda — new to your blog from Joanne Thread Heads' Blog…

    Love your quilting on the Swoon — amazing and inspiring!

    I'm guessing that Lisa is Brown and you are Bare Red…


  • Lisa says:

    I am going with my first instincts on this and may be out in left field but I think you have the fabulous brown boots (my fav) and Lisa has my second choice the black. I always fall into my "black" choices but those brown boots are the bomb!!!

  • Candace says:

    A friend of mine has a new word for something to spectacular for words – UNCONSCIOUS!! That is what this quilt is, Linda! I know I'm too late here, but I knew right off the bat those cheetah legs and red boots were yours! Way to go! Ohhh – and you totally rock having met Liz Porter! She and MaryAnn are my quilting idols from the get-go!

  • Days and colors says:

    Where do you get such beautiful ideas for the quilting? It amazes me!