Stolen Show-and-Tell

I didn’t steal the actual shown-and-tell. 

I’m just going to show someone else’s show-and-tell.  I have been too busy to finish my own things and anything I have been finishing can’t be shown quite yet, so that’s my justification for stealing someone else’s show-and-tell.  That someone is my sister, so I’m pretty sure she won’t mind.  She’s been on a mission to finish a few things.  She has a deadline, with her second baby due within the next month.

That means little Addi is moving to her big girl bed and needed a new quilt for her bed. 

My sister chose to make the Sunday Picnic quilt from my book Livin’ Large.   (The book came out last fall)

Here’s the original –



Lindsey chose to use the fabric Objects of Desire by Sandy Gervais.



The fabric is very bright and cheerful, and if you look closely, you will find little high-heeled shoes.  I quilted it with lots of flowers and I let the brown pop so it would stand out.



Addi tested the quilt out, but prefered to use the lattice as a road for Thomas and Rosie.  (Trains are the current toy of choice at Grandma’s house right now)



Even though we all think she looks great, I didn’t think my sister would want a current, very pregnant picture of her on the web so this is one of my favorite shots of her and Addi.  I took the picture last summer – and wow has Addi changed!



I love this shot of them too, taken a month or so ago.


Little does Addi know that it won’t just be her and mom anymore . . . .   Things are about to change in a big way!


Sorry, I’m getting off the subject of this post. 


I have one more of my Sister’s quilts for show-and-tell.

It’s Square Dance, again from the book Livin’ Large.  Here’s the original –



My Sister’s version uses the last line that I designed with my Mom, called Rebel Roses.



The large squares in this pattern are perfect for showing off the large-scale rose prints



and some machine quilting!



I think Addi approves!



Either that or she just really likes Peet-a-Boo

(also known as Peek-a-Boo)









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18 Responses to Stolen Show-and-Tell

  1. Heather says:

    WOW!! Those quilts are insanely gorgeous – I guess quilting talent runs in the family – thanks for the show and tell!

  2. Mary Flynn says:

    It is wonderful to see other fabric lines used for the same pattern. They are equally as beautiful! How fun to have a sister that quilts as well (wish mine did).

  3. Emily N says:

    Beautiful quilts! And thanks for the On the Run giveaway…I got mine in the mail a few days ago and have been poring over it. Can’t wait to get started!

  4. Mary-Kay says:

    Your niece looks very grown-up in that first photo and then in the last she’s playing Peet-a-goo! How cute! Your sister is also a talented quilter. Beautiful quilts. I received my book. Thank you very much. It’s great.

  5. Julia says:

    Wow! Those quilts are show stoppers! I love them so much! And the quilting….wow, I don’t even know what to say.
    I bought your “Livin Large” book and somehow I’ve lost it. I’ve been telling myself that I wasn’t going to re-buy it, I was just going to find it in “the great beyond” but I’m so loving this stuff that I think I’ll go ahead and buy it again and when I find the other one, I’ll give it as a gift on my blog.
    So I was wondering, do you quilt with a long arm or are you doing it on your machine. Either way it’s beautiful. I’m asking because I am new to quilting and I took a quilting class and I am NOT good at this quilting by machine thing. Now, I know that I will get better with time, but it would be great to know if I can do what you did with time! LOL!

  6. Kelly O. says:

    what beautiful quilts!

  7. Dena says:

    I love the Square Dance quilt. Great job!

  8. Andi says:

    Stunning quilts with amazing quilting.
    Peet-a-boo!! (Love that!)
    Andi 🙂

  9. V says:

    That addie girl, just gets cuter and cuter…
    I like seeing your quilts in a different color combo’s! Quilting just seems to run in your family doesn’t it? they all look great.

  10. Janice says:

    The quilts are all beautiful love them all
    Hugs Janice

  11. A Betty says:

    Great job Lindsey! The rebel roses are really pretty in that quilt- and Lindsey is beautiful pregnant or not. Wish my sister quilted- hint, hint, for when she reads your blog.

  12. She is so cute…it is hard to put into words. Love the quilts, too.

  13. amber says:

    They’re all beautiful. Isn’t it nice to have someone in the family to share the quilting joy with?

    P.S. I am collecting fabrics to make your baby bloomer and big bloomer (I don’t remember what that one is called) designs. I can’t wait! I LOE your Stop, Drop and Roll book! Thanks!

  14. Que lindos trabajos Heather mucha dedicacion para acolcharlos una obra de arte, podrias decirme como se hace para obtener tus revistas. gracias muchos cariños

  15. Ariane says:

    Wow!! I love the quilt made with your Rebel Rose fabrics. It looks amazing. Your sister did an amazing job with both quilts. The quilting is also amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Dawn says:

    As a NEW QUILTER, I am just hooked!
    Adding new patterns and trying them adds to my pleasure of sewing! Been sewing from 10 years old to 40 somthing!! LOVE all the quilts!!

  17. Dionysia Palmer says:

    HIfrom “Down-Under”.. i dont have your book but the quilt photos are tempting me to get one, or win one!! somehow..!

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