I just finished my latest project, “Pumpkin Party” by Sherri Falls of This & That.  This was a fun and easy project to piece.  I actually bought the kit last October, well you know how that goes.  I finished the top this September.

After I FMQ…

I love how it turned out!  This quilt had a lot of open areas to really have fun with the quilting.  I especially like how the quilting added a lot of character to the pumpkins, BUT I was ready to abandon ship quite a few times while quilting this.  I have found that sometimes it’s the small projects that give you the most grief!  For some reason, the thread I used on all the light background quilting and I were having a serious disagreement!  It was down right ugly at times.  Words were exchanged that I can’t even repeat!  I had A LOT of starts and stops while quilting, so it took me  f-o-r-e-v-e-r  to finish.
I’m sure it was operator error.  If I hadn’t had enough, the colors bled when I sprayed water on the top to dissolve some water soluble thread.  I did get it all out.  Luckily, the wash really made the quilting pop.  In the end, I love my new topper and it was well worth the troubles.

As I am drawing a close to my first week in Blogland, I wanted to thank all those who stopped by!  A special thanks to everyone who left comments and emails.  I soooo appreciate it.  I want to send a special thanks to Thelma, Cupcakes ‘n Daisies and Nicole, Sister’s Choice Quilts.  You girls are the best!  It has been quite a week!  I couldn’t ask for a better start.  My rookie blog season has begun…


  • Patti says:

    As always, your quilting is PHENOMENAL!

  • Eileen C says:

    I love that topper and the quilting is beautiful!

  • Lori says:

    What a lovely and fun table topper!!
    Welcome to blogland!! Nicole sent me over to help greet you into cyberspace!!

  • Dresden Quilter says:

    It is wonderful. I love all the quilting you did.

  • Lisa D. says:

    I found your blog through my friend Nicole. Wow, I love the design of your blog and your quilts. Welcome to Blogland!

  • Yvette says:

    What a great table topper! I adore how you quilted it.

  • Nicole says:

    Your quilting is terrific! That topper is just the perfect size for your kitchen table (and mine!!!) I am going to look for that pattern. I doubt I could quilt it as nicely as you did yours though!

  • ferne says:

    I just came here from Sister's Choice blog and am glad i stopped in. You have some wonderful quilts and quilting to share so welcome to blogging and I am looking forward to seeing what other things you come up with!

  • Joanne says:

    Beautiful table topper! Your FMQ is amazing!♥

  • paulette says:

    Hi Linda!!
    Welcome to Blogland!! I loved your blog so much that I signed up to follow!! Love ALL your projects!! Take care and I look forward to reading more about your many projects!!

  • Candace says:

    Welcome to Blogland, Linda! I came over from Nicole at Sister's Choice! You're a gal after my own heart with your pumpkin quilt and wool projects! Wishing you the best in your new journey!

  • Sharon says:

    Welcome to the world of blogging, Love how you incorporated the leaves into your spirals, it's amazing how a top comes to life once it's quilted. Very nice.

  • Brandie says:

    I love your pumpkin topper! Your quilting is Fabulous! The quilting in the pumpkin is perfect, it really does make them look real.

  • Thelma says:

    Look at you, popular girl!! I'm so glad you're getting some attention, your blog and quilting are very attractive! I just love that pumpkin table topper, it looks like it was custom made for your kitchen table, I guess in a way it was! Lovely job all the way around!

  • Chris@Cats On My Quilts says:

    Welcome to blogging.ooking forward to seeing your quilts.

  • Linda says:

    Congratulations rookie! Great start. I found you via Nicole. My name is Linda too! I love the Redware Crow mat and your title for Lisa Bongean. I agree…the Queen!

  • Pati says:

    I love the table topper! I think I will also look for that pattern. You did an amazing job on fmq. Can't wait to read more of your posts!

  • Lindah says:

    Hi, Linda!
    Nicole sent me over to say hello and I think I will stay! Your work is beautiful and inspiring. And your writing is fun. Good work all around.
    See ya later,
    Linda (another one)

  • Patty says:

    Love your pumpkin table topper… and the quilting … and your blog too. You are now one of my favorites. Have a wonderful weekend and can't wait to see what you are working on next!!

  • Darlene says:

    Love your tabletopper and I'm glad your first week in the blogging community has been so much fun for you.

  • Quilter Kathy says:

    Welcome to blogland! Nicole send me over to say hi.
    Love your tabletopper…your swirling leaves quilting is amazing!

  • geri says:

    What a great job you did setting up your blog. Enjoyed reading all of it keep up the good job. Love you.