Friday, August 14, 2015

Feathers, cross hatching and stitchery.

Hello poppets! Two quilts to share with you all, first is Janette's simple yet effective quilt.

No intricate piecing going on in this quilt, a square of lovely tone on tone taupe floral fabric, sashed then a border absolute playground for the quilter!

Janette wanted fairly dense quilting to create textures, so I let loose with my hand guided fabulous fancy filigree free flowing feathers! Say that fast ten times!

I don't mark spines or feathers, I just turn the machine on and quilt! Usually with some good music going.
For the rich ruby red sashing I quilted a rope. The brown border was framed with more feathers.

                    So much fun to let loose with this type of custom quilting, thank you Janette!
Next is a sweet soft quilt, featuring stitchery and simple piecing, made by Kerryn for a shop sample at The Country Yard.

Kerryn used Michelle Ridgway's Alphabet stitcheries for babies. She has created a beautiful soft quilt that will surely become a treasured heirloom.

Wanting to keep this quilt soft and not too 'heavy' looking and also a classic timeless look I opted for cross hatching over the stitcheries, whenever I do this I always use a very fine thread so as to not detract from the stitchery.

The feature fabric was quilted with a simple meander and the sherbet coloured squares I quilted orange peel, the borders received swirls. What a soft pretty quilt for a boy or a girl and a cuddly flannel backing. Thank you Kerryn!

Speaking of The Country Yard I have finished a redwork stitchery for a sample. The design is by Wildcraft Farm. I used Aurifil 12 weight red!

For a change I decided to staple the bordered stitchery onto an artist canvas. I am quite happy with the finished result.

Part of my fancy high tech storage system for my Pantograph patterns (all over quilting) I use long cardboard rolls. I cut these to about 30cm in length for storing my patterns neatly. I bought one home from a fabric shop the other day and lay it on the floor ready for when I had time to cut it up. I snapped the 'Supervisor' thinking he could stuff his face into the roll!

"Surely I can fit in here?"


  1. More lovely quilts. Love the redwork stitchery. I am thinking I will be buying the pattern.

  2. Fancy pants stitching again! Simon the supervisor, oh so helpful. If you need more tubes go to a signwriter, because we have heaps of them.

  3. It sure looks like you had fun with those feathers Leeanne - a very simple but very effective quilt :-) Great to see the Sweet Dreams quilt together and nice to see how you quilted it too. I love that sitichery, I was gifted (a completed) one in a swap a few years ago, good idea to put it on a canvas.

  4. I actually really loved both those quilts Leeanne, I never ever thought about just using a plain piece for the centre & then letting you loose on it - sounds a great idea & ends up very effective. Love the baby quilt - just beautiful. As is the stitchery you have done. Simon must think its wonderful you bring home these great new toys for him!!!

  5. Simon looks very intent on his mission!! Love your filigree feathers Leanne-just gorgeous and what a lovely idea for a quilt. Good idea to use as a practice piece rather than just a small square sandwich as well. Gorgeous baby quilt as well. You have been busy.

  6. Hey there might be a "micey" down in that roll!! lol!! has to be checked thoroughly!!! Wow!! Two beautiful quilts and quilting...the top one is amazing, love the baby quilt! Your stitchery is lovely, what a great idea to put it on the canvas.

  7. once again you have quilted these quilts beautifully, love the red work too, can see great curiosity with the tubing and your furry friend.

  8. Love the stitchery and of course Simon's antics ~ my Louis rushed inside the cat flap with a thrush this morning and promptly let it go inside ~ the joy's of being a cat mumma ~