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Hello I am so glad I found your site, I really found you by accident, while I was browsing on Bing for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a incredible post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don't have time to browse it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the great job.

Wow! I just found you, today, April 15, 2013, and I am in love with your blog. I am a HUGE Amy Butler fan and this quilt is one of the most beautiful I've seen of her fabric.

this quilt is sooo beautiful!!

Lisa, I just came across your blog while searching for quilting information, it is adorable, I love your quilts and other projects! You are so talented :)

the quilt is so beautiful, but so are those kids!

I know I am a couple of years late, but wow! I am so pleased I stumbled across your blog and you have confirmed that it is time for me to start making my own quilt...Love your blog, love your quilt - and thanks for the inspiration.
Melbourne, Australia

Lisa, I love your blog too! I adore your quilts, magnificent pieces of art. I honor your creativity and your patience to be so creative. Very Inspiring.

Hello Lisa, you left me a comment ,thankyou so very much.I,m so into orange at present,Tshirts especially. I,m going to look on the pine needle site.Personally I think you only get these sensational quilts if you buy the kit.So much time can be spent searching for Fabric. And what about those gorgeous children, the pride on their faces just radiates. I live in the east midlands of Leicestershire, England. I have a webshots site name of cottonreel, many of my quilts, and also my village is posted on there,I am putting bits on to my blog page also

What an incredible quilt! I am just finding time in my life at 45... to once again enjoy what I love most. Crafting! You've inspired me today and I wanted to let you know. THANK YOU for being Creative You and for sharing!!

so great! may have to have a quilt just like it!

Beautiful quilt!

It was great to see the beautiful quilt made from our pattern. I love the scalloped border. All our patterns are available on our website www.makingalegacy.com.

I found this blog post after I googled "amy buter quilt" and omgosh! What a wonderful amount of detail in your blog post! I'm trying my hand at sewing right now...and thought I would do a little research on quilting. THis quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS. It makes me want to start quilting now :)

what a beautiful quilt!

Gorgeous quilt! I love how even a simple pattern can look sumptuous and just plain amazing when you know what you're doing with fabric. No wonder your sister wants that quilt!

Wow, Lisa! Your posts are chock full of so much wonderfulness, I'm having a hard time focusing on what to say!

Let's see, the quilt is just amazing! Your kids are so, so cute and photogenic. You are quite generous in what you take the time to share in pictures and instructions. Excellent tutorials!

I followed a link you gave for your sister and read the bio on her. You two obviously come from a family of high achievers. So interesting...I think I could spend the whole day here on your blog if I didn't have a life I need to take care of! ;D

Hope you're having a great Friday!

wow, this is awesome. It's the best post on quilt I ever seen!!! You do great, love your blog!

This is beyond gorgeous ... those edges really make it extra special ... love it!

Thank-you so much for posting this step-by-step! I am currently in the process of making my first (baby) quilt and just asked about what the next step is on my latest post. All my questions have been answered!

Wow, I love how you walk everyone through each step! Your pictures are wondeful and this is so helpful to make sure everything is done just right!

O.K. So I'm in love with your blog! LOL. What a beautiful quilt! And what a great "tutorial" wow! I am so impressed.

O.K. So I'm in love with your blog! LOL. What a beautiful quilt! And what a great "tutorial" wow! I am so impressed.

wow what an amazing quilt and all that work, this is why I cannot do that!! Your children are beautiful and congrads on the magazine!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comments, I am always impressed by those who can quilt, and although I design for fabrics I do not do it sadly, just not enough time in the day.

Lisa, seriously gorgeous quilt!!! So are the two little dolls holding it up!

this reminds me of those amazing russian rugs! so beautiful!

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for the lovely comment you have left on my roses -- I am hoping the summer heat wouldn't be too hard on them.

By the way, I love your quilt -- the colors are simply vibrantly pretty!

Gorgeous Lisa!!!

I am inspired. I want to make even one quilt that is half as nice as yours, or embroider something that will look as nice as the cat on your daughters t-shirt! I have read your blog several times in the last week and each time I get something more from it.
Thank you
Linda (from Ontario Canada)

I am inspired. I want to make even one quilt that is half as nice as yours, or embroider something that will look as nice as the cat on your daughters t-shirt! I have read your blog several times in the last week and each time I get something more from it.
Thank you
Linda (from Ontario Canada)

Oh that is gorgeous!

That is absolutely beautiful! Love the background info.

Wow Lisa your quilt is gorgeous! Love the colour combination. Just yesterday I went around taking photos of my mother's quilts, she hand stitches every piece together (your sister would probably die if she heard that!) and hand quilts it too. They are incredible. I'm just finishing up working on one I've been doing for 6 years now, all hand pieced.... phew!

Oh, your blog is lovely. I'm adding you now!

Lisa, your quilt is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the step by step process. You do take wonderful pictures...Great light you have there!

LOVE your gorgeous quilt. I just posted another challenge, and this would be PERFECT to link to it! Hope you have a nice lazy summer! Congrats on your mention in the magazine. I love that one. How fun!

Hi Lisa,

Fabulous! I discover something new every time I visit your blog. Although I can't imagine ever quilting, this is certainly inspirational.

Thanks for your comment. Things here a bit hectic with you know what...ahem. I'll let you know about what's going on with ahem next week,ha ha.

Cheers friend,

Ok, Lisa now I see why you seemed so familiar. I live in Detroit and watch Paula on the news. The maiden name and somethinga about your face reminded me of her. LOL. Small world.

Wow what a fabulous post! I'm so impressed with the photography and writing. Such a great idea. The quilt is lovely. I am in love love love with squares. I love the clean lines and simplicity and I use squares in my quilts constantly. Great job!

My goodness. That quilt is giving me heart flutters. Fascinating post.

Thank you for sharing the quilting process. It's very helpful as I'm going to start making my first "grown-up" quilt (as opposed to simple little doll quilts) in July. I was wondering about the exact process in terms of the actual quilting aspect and then the binding. Your post has helped enormously in helping me understand. Thank you!

Wow Lisa, you're not only an amazing quilter but also a very good teacher and photographer! May I link your blog to mine? I love to keep coming back here. and of course, feel free to link mine, if you want to. :)

This was great. Thanks for sharing it with us.

This is so lovely, Lisa! And what a great explanation of the process. I will be dropping your friend a line. I'd love to make some large quilts for my home, but I'd never be able to quilt them. Her work is gorgeous!


Thanks for the great post. Your post make everthing you do look so simple to make. Loved seeing the process. Your quilt buddies are really cute and I bet are very helpful. Have a great weekend MISSY

No wonder she has her eye on that quilt. It's beautiful!

Thanks for this amazing how-to. I hope to take up quilting, right after I learn how to knit. You've taken some of the anxiety out of the whole process by your detailed but simply stated instructions. It's also great to know there are people like Joni to put the perfect finishing touches on such awesome works of love.

Have you ever considered making quilts on commission?

You did a beautiful job with that quilt and the quilting is impeccable. Well done and enjoy it!

Your quilt is great, but I have to say your carpet looks even better!

My grandmother has always quilted and I 've always been interested. I've never actually tried myself, but your instructions make me want to try!

I love this quilt, especially the Amy Butler fabric:)

You are a twin? Wow, amazing fact!

Lisa, I always love coming to your blog. Even though I do not sew or quilt or do much crafting, I get so inspired by what you can do.

Your patience, as someone said, is unbelievable. The time all this takes to create and photograph is unbelievable. But that goes to show how much effort and talent it takes to get such beautiful results! You are a class act!

Happy day (ps. your kids are ADORABLE, such great little models!)


You are so amazing Lisa, I love coming here and getting my dose of inspiration. The time and care you take with each post is outstanding. And you never told me you were a twin! To think there are 2 of you in the world? Double the talent!~xo

Lisa, thanks so much for that post. I have been lurking and admiring your quilting for some time - especially the scalloped edges. I had visions of you doing the quilting yourself and you have given me great hope by showing that you send it out to be long-arm quilted by someone else! While I still think you're practically perfect...I thank you for the detailed tutorial and how to do the scalloped edging! HUGS!

That is a stunning quilt and I love the scallop border. xo, suzy

Wow, the quilt and color choices you made are beautiful! And a great quilting tutorial! My GF has just gotten into quilting and loving it. I am going to send her a link to your blog. She would love seeing this. Especially the quilting machine. Thanks!!!!

the quilt is beautiful!! thanks for sharing the step-by-step.

Amazing quilt Lisa - love the bold color choices. This project is way beyond my skill level but it is so inspiring to see the colors and patterns mixed together with such harmony. BTW, love your "holders", they are little works of art themselves :~)

Lisa, I love your blog! Thankyou so much for showing step by step, especially how you do the scalloped edge. When I finally make a quilt I will definitely use it, it just adds so much to the end product. Truly beautiful as always. :)

Oh, !!!!WOW!!!!

So wonderful of you to share your time and creativity on how to quilt. I love quilts. That is one thing I like to learn. You laying out step by step makes appear do-able. Inspired me as well.

Oh my goodness, there is just so much to say about this post... The fabric is just beautiful, the combinations are awesome, the quilting is astounding, the scalloped edge is such a cool finish, the handwork and binding are impressive (I am a hard-core short-cutter on binding), that block handler is just a cutie pie, and the photos are inspiring. Good golly, what a post! Thanks!

Really, Martha Stewart should be green with envy. And you have such cute little helpers, too! Loving the scalloped quilt border. It really does make it that much cooler.

Gorgeous, as always, Lisa! I marvel at how you have the patience not only to tackle these projects but to photograph them so carefully, step by step. Those helpers, by the way, are gorgeous, too!

Wow, that quilt is beautiful and I LOVE the scalloped edge. Thanks so much for taking the time to show us how it's done. I'm getting ready to start on a quilt for my daughter and I might have to figure out how I can incorporate a scalloped edge into it.

What a beautiful "diary" of a quilt. The paisley pattern you chose is perfect for your piecing and all that beautiful Amy Butler fabric. Your little quilt helpers are darling too!


Ok, this was just AWESOME and right up my alley! Thanks for taking time out to do such a great and informative post!!!

What a beautiful Quilt.
The quilt is also made of beautiful fabrics.
Kind regards

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
From the Netherlands

I really enjoyed reading your blog. That quilt looks lovely. My son has just asked me to make a quilt and this is the inspiration I need to plan it and have a go.

Happy Stitching

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