Monday, October 6, 2014

Christmas already?

The Country Yard has started getting Christmas fabrics, so what to do with them when there is a lovely border fabric, panels and co-ordinating fabrics? Make a quilt of course!

Measuring 62" square, Matilda's Own polyester batting and various Madeira polyneon threads I quilted up a storm! Straight lines, meandering curling ribbon, circles, stars, loops and 'organic' orange peel.

One for the back lovers....................................

Last but not least, The Supervisor..........................................

Next is a sample I made from a new pattern out by Lynette Anderson, called 'Welcome Friends'.

The middle section is coffee dyed cotton batting, wool felt and some simple stitchery. The scallops are a lovely flannel check backed with a mustard coloured solid. These are now available as a kit or pattern.

While I was away visiting with my seven year old granddaughter she finished off a small stitched flower she had drawn on quilters muslin. I returned home with instructions to please make it into a bag for her, incorporating the fat quarter she chose and the buttons she had to have!

Taadaa................a finished bag!

So pleased to hear she loves it! Now the next thing Granny was asked to make was a Minecraft quilt!!!

That's all for me, I have more to show you but the quilts are either in the mail on their way back to their owners or waiting for a special event to come.


  1. Okay, I confess, I am one of those back lovers! Thanks for humoring me and my fellowkind. : )
    What a sweet little mat.
    No surprise your granddaughter loves that bag. Great job--but maybe you shouldn't have shown yourself to be so skilled. A Minecraft quilt?

  2. Me too.....I like to see the backs.
    Christmas can't come just yet, I'm not ready!
    What's a Minecraft quilt please, this is the first I've heard of it.

  3. Fun finishes, for sure. I really like that doubled-over ribbon meander.

  4. Wow that quilting is amazing - you are incredible Leeanne! and your granddaughter is no doubt going to be absolutely thrilled with her bag!! Nice LA stithery too :)

  5. Beautiful quilt & quilting there Leeanne. I would have that quilt out all year round, it is so lovely :-)
    I think I have that Lynette Anderson pattern somewhere ... would love to make it. Yasmins bag looks delightful.

  6. Lovely quilting Leeanne - and your mention of Christmas has jogged my memory about one I intending making 3 years ago - better add that to my list. Lynette Anderson designs such beautiful patterns doesn't she!

  7. Yasmins bag is very cute! And the stitching on that quilt is out standing! well done you!! Love the new table runner.

  8. Beautiful Christmas projects, your quilting is amazing, so much detail! I'm sure Yasmin is thrilled with her bag, very gorgeous :)

  9. Beautiful quilt, gorgeous photo bombing cat, and CHRISTMAS?? 2014 is whizzing by faster and faster by the day!!

  10. Oh, that Christmas quilt is really great. great color combinations.

  11. It was great to see both items in the shop the other day - very lovely!! Yasmin's bag is so cool! It's not surprising she loves it!

  12. Oh what nice projects. The Christmas Quilt and Tablerunner turned out beautiful. I love the bag too.