Thursday, April 30, 2015

Custom and all over quilting designs and a video


                                  Hi there thinkers, dreamers and lovers of all things fabric!
                                          First up today is a custom quilting job for Pat.


This a design by England Street Quilts called "Summer at the Beach". Pat asked if I could please custom quilt this black, white and red beauty for her.


I did so by starting off with stitching in the ditches, then I moved on to straight lines and pebbles. This was a time consuming procedure, but so worth it.



                If you are interested I made a short (5 minutes) video of how I quilted this block.
My machine a is hand guided long arm (no computers). For the straight lines I used stitch regulated and for the pebbles I used my motor speed, which is like free motion quilting on your domestic machine - you are controlling the length of your stitches.
                         For your viewing pleasure I even managed to add some fancy music!


                                Next is a quilt with an all over quilting design (edge to edge).
                              Trimmed and photographed ready for me to attach the binding.


This is Rossie's second quilt, very simple but so sweet. I have quilted meandering butterflies in a beigey thread, the name of the thread is a sweet one : mothergoose.


Rossie tells me she purchase the middle fabric on a trip to Japan last year, then a friend helped her come with a pleasing design. Rossie plans to add some vintage doilies and laces to this pretty quilt.


A reasonably productive week, I hope to have the same desirable results at our annual retreat this weekend!
Sue, this next photo is to keep you happy! This is Simon (aka 'The Supervisor) having a lovely sleep on the sofa between me and my Mr.






12 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always!!! I am so glad you quilt on a Gammill now! I must have missed it when you switched over.

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  2. I agree, beautiful as usual. Love the pebble quilting

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  3. Simon you little spunk muffin, how are you??? Looking pretty comfy there boy!! Nice quilts Leeane, noted some frilly dilly going on.

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  4. Gosh, 2 very different quilts, both lovely in their own special way. It doesn't look like The Supervisor is doing much supervising - he looks very content and spoilt though! (The Pohutakawa fabric in 'summer atthe beach' is quite fitting, isn't it? I guess it was quite intentional?)

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  5. Beautiful quilts Leeanne, thanks for the video - I enjoyed that. I honestly did not know that is how your long arm machine works. I think the only one I have seen before must've been computerised. You sure look like you have a good flow going there. Simon is gorgeous - I worry about that stressful life he leads at your house !!!!!! Have a great weekend at Retreat :-)

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  6. Fabulous work as always, love the first one and pebbles are a fav of course, your machine and you make it all look so easy but I could just imagine any pebble I tried would cross over like the olympic symbols for sure...LOL

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  7. What a stunner of a quilt! Thanks for posting the video - wish I could quilt circles with such ease!

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  8. Your pebbling is great--I have not become friends with that design yet. : )
    Love the butterflies meandering across that quilt.

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  9. Woohoo! Go you Mumma Bear getting all fancy with your videos! xx

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  10. Pebbles... make me weak at the knees. Lovely work. :)

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  11. How lovely to see you while you're making pebbles! You're a star!!! Stunning quilts!
    Happy quilting, Cisca

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