Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Simple Pleasures....................................

Life is full of simple pleasures if you look. A flower, a kitten, a sunrise and of course a quilt!

Anni Downs is the designer of this sweet quilt, it is from her booklet "Simple Pleasures". A booklet jam packed with cute little stitcheries that can be used in a multitude of ways, including this quilt, measuring 34" x 40". Kerryn made this for a sample for her shop The Country Yard , available as a kit.

I stitched in the ditches & around the wee stitcheries, cross hatched the four patch blocks, quilted a feather in the blue setting triangles using Madeira poly neon in a rich gold/yellow, followed by the ever faithful stipple on the border, over cotton batting.

To see more of Ann's designs that I have quilted see here , here, here, here and here!

l this weekend I am off to an annual quilting/patchwork retreat, to say I am looking forward to it is an understatement!

This will be our view! Not bad if I do say so. Pop over to this post to see last years retreat. Here's to another fabulous 'heads-down-get-heaps-of projects-going-and-many-laughs'.
Of course it is Mothers Day here in New Zealand on Sunday........have a restful day all Mothers, you deserve it!


  1. Beautiful Leeanne! Enjoy your retreat and especially that view.

  2. Oh I like that! I like that a lot! :D Have a great weekend x

  3. Oh, that is a sweet quilt!
    Have a great time at retreat!

  4. And yet another gorgeous quilt Leeanne - Love the fabrics used & how you have quilted it.
    Have a wonderful time at Retreat this weekend --- what stunning views you will have !!! Happy Mums Day to you too x0x

  5. Your quilting is sweet and simple, just like the quilt...suits perfectly.

  6. Happy Mother's Day to you too! Have a wonderful weekend away - sounds great! Love the quilting and love those feed-sack prints!

  7. Scrumptious quilt, Leeanne - I so love the colours and the quilting is fabulous as always :) Have a wonderful weekend - what a view - I am just a teensy bit jealous :)

  8. Woohoo, counting down the hours now - only one more sleep till retreat!! Simple Blessings came up really well, such a cute quilt, I like the simple feathers in the triangles.

  9. Yes that retreat certainly looks like a treat. I may not be a quilter but I could enjoy that gorgeous view for a few days!! Have a nice time.

  10. Hello dear Leeanne, nice to meet you and thank you for the beautiful words left in Atelier ...
    I can not believe a new friend who lives by 'the other side of the world, I am honored!
    I'm glad that my world country you enjoyed it.
    I did a tour of your posts and I must say that you too c 'is so much creativity and so many wonders, compliments of heart.
    I follow you too 'I very willingly so I do not lose anything.
    We hug, I wish you a wonderful weekend, to 'teach sell' love and serenity.
    See you soon
    Love et bisous Ve

  11. Lovely quilt, it is a lovely pattern. How wonderful to have a weekend away quilting!! Hope you are having a fantastic time :)

  12. The quilt is beautiful! Oh that view!! The good old pohutukawa trees!! Hope you have a wonderful time!