Wednesday, March 12, 2014

quilts, quilts & more quilts

Fancy more sneak peeks? 
Oh I couldn't do that to you all soon! You have had enough sneak peeks to last you until Santa comes calling!
First up...................................................

This Amish Barn quilt was made by Kerryn as fabric inspiration for some fabric new to the shop. Take the feature fabric, cut a large square of it. Take some of the co- co-ordinating fabric & make stars. Sew them all together & you have a dashing quilt!
 Using poly 'soft & bright' batting I quilted the 'organic' cross-hatching through the middle piece of feature fabric, followed by some straight lines & curling ribbon. This quilt measures 60" x 60".


A Muted Nine patch table runner. Measuring 19" x 64" this is a lovely runner. Quilted over cotton batting with an all over design & cross-hatching on the nine patches, using Gunold & Madeira poly threads. This is a available as a kit or pattern.
A photo of the front & back, just for you! Note all these quilts at the time of photographing needed the binding stitched down, lucky some special fairies came to help out! Thank you fairies, you know who you are.

Last, but not least.......................................................

 Antique Lace! A whack & stack method of piecing this pretty quilt, add some old Doilies & lace. Cotton batting was used as well at Madeira poly threads with an all over pattern except on the doilies, they got some special treatment. Of course where would we be with out a feather on the border? 64" x 64".

See some of those pretty lacey goodies.......very can be hard to cut them up, but this way they are being used. If you have ones that are stained & you have given them a good soak, but still the mark is there, just cut it off, or plan to sew a button on!

This will be available as a class at the shop if you are interested.
back soon with part two......................................................


  1. Well where to start Leeanne ... Loved them all - gosh what lots of work you have been churning out. They just look fabulous draped over your trellising. Of course, my absolute favourite would have to be the doiley one - I love it & think the red splashes just make it all pop out at you. Look forward to Part two. :-)

  2. Aren't they all just lovely? And all so different! Thank you for the back shots, I always like to see exactly what you have done!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing the pretties! I love seeing what you quilt on them. How do you "do" your organic cross-hatching? Looks great!
    The quilting on the runner is beautiful!
    What a fancy lacy creation. I wouldn't know how to quilt around all of the "special effects". : )

  4. Beautiful Leeanne....the quilting is amazing as always, I too love seeing the back, for a better look at the quilting.
    My Fav, would be the lace doily quilt.
    bring on Part two!
    Julia ♥

  5. I love all three quilts, but the one with the doilies is my favorite! What a lovely quilt!! Your quilting is fabulous! What an amount of work that is.
    I always wonder where the loose threads are, do you cut them of, or hide them under the surface, like knitting threads?

  6. All lovely are very clever! I do love the vintage lacy one.

  7. Great post Leeanne, so inspiring. I am looking forward to the antique lace class.

  8. All so different! Love the back shots - it so shows all the work that went into the quilting!

  9. I like all of those, but I think the runner is my favourite, very subtle.

  10. Great work all round! Love how the sunlight really shows the texture you've created on the first quilt :)

  11. All the quilts are beautiful and your quilting is amazing. You have been very busy!!

  12. Stunning Leanne! I love the lace and doilies quilt, it's so sweet and pretty. Your gorgeous quilting has really finished these quilts to perfection!