Monday, October 13, 2014

lovely customer quilts

Sharing three quilts today.

First is another Christmas quilt, yes folks it's coming! This quilt was made my Marianne. Marianne doesn't like to miss out on The Country Yards mystery stitcheries. They are always popular. You may remember the shop sample I quilted, see here. Marianne wanted her quilt to have the same quilting as the shop sample except replacing the cable with feathers for the borders.

Interesting example of a lofty batting. The shop sample has cotton batting which is a lower loft.

If you would like to see this quilt and many more The Country Yard's annual exhibition is the place to be. Kerryn the owner of The Country Yard opens her home to become a spectacular show of students quilts, block of the months, kits and quilts that were made at the shop's 'Stitch and Chat' days. The 25th of October is the day of this annual event, see here for more details.

Next is Nicki's quilt. A simple design with simple quilting. Nicki had already quilted this herself but wasn't happy with it. Then when she saw what I did to her sister's quilt, she set off on the ample task of unpicking!!!! Then promptly posted it to me.
I quilted an all over stipple through the middle and out to the last border where I quilted feathers then double orange peeled on the corner squares. Nicki also asked me to attach the binding and hand stitch in place, a service I am happy to do.

Ok you back lovers I haven't forgotten you!

Thank you Nicki, wishing you many happy years of snuggling under this quilt.

Last but not least, is a quilt Rachel made for a friend that sadly passed away before Rachel had the chance to finish the quilt.

Rachel decided on an all over flower and swirl meander and something for the border. That something  was a leaf/swirl.


  1. 3 great quilts Leeanne with wonderful quilting that makes them 'sing'

  2. They've all come up very well, love the leaf/swirl on Rachel's border. Brave Nicki unpicking all her quilting! Bet they are all happy with their quilts :-)

  3. Beautiful quilting Leeanne....imagine un picking quilting that is frightening!!!!!! 😲

  4. My goodness, Nicki must have really wanted you to do that quilt, if she went to the effort to unpick her quilting. That is NO FUN!!
    You did a lovely job on all of it. Your feathers are so pretty. And like Raewyn, I love that leaf/swirl border.

  5. Gorgeous quilting Leeanne......I too love the feather border.
    Did the unpicking leave needle holes,and do they come out in time?

  6. Such a keen unpicker! But I can completely understand where she's coming from! Such gorgeous quilting :)

  7. Hi Leeanne, how did I miss this post???!!! No internet wouldnt have helped !!! Three lovely but different quilts, love them all actually & especially how you have quilted them all. Love the leafy swirly border. You have been busy for sure.

  8. Whoa - I'm impressed with anyone unpicking that much quilting. It looks so pretty how it is. Simple can be so attractive, can't it? Love the last quilt. how sad that her friend didn't make it that long. Your work on it is lovely.

  9. Beautiful quilts and your quilting is gorgeous as usual. It really gives the quilts even more impact, I love the second one particularly.

  10. Dearest Leeanne , how long ... three long months, but now I'm back and I hope to be more present ...
    Your quilting makes this work a fairy tale for the eyes and the heart.
    You are always very good , compliments of heart
    A hug and a kiss
    Love et bisous Ve