Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Folk Tails by Sue Spargo and Raewyn!



This stunning, textural and colourful quilt - a design by Sue Spargo, last years mystery block of the month "Folk Tails". It is nearly 100% wool, minus a few applique shapes and the backing, Raewyn even chose wool batting!
Because the applique shapes are reasonably close together I didn't get too much play space with my quilting, but I did create more texture!


Some areas were very very thick, especially where each background piece is joined. I chose one of my fine blending threads in black to create texture. The background quilting has really helped make Raewyn's lovely applique and embroidery real come to the forefront!


Using the applique design on the border as my quilting guide I quilted geometric maze type 'blocks'.




Part of the Block of Month included a pre printed quilt label that Raewyn embroidered her name and date on, which Raewyn had me attach before I commenced quilting. Also part the package was this specially printed backing fabric!


Thanks so much Raewyn for once again 'letting me loose' on one of your quilts! I'm sure it will look fabulous hanging in your home.

I have had a lovely weekend away, my youngest daughter got married over on the Gold Coast. After battling our way through Auckland traffic hubby and I made it to the airport!


It's not often I am with all my children at one time and can grab the opportunity to nab a few decent photo's! When I say decent, I mean one (or ALL of them!) of them NOT making silly faces!


                 The view from our hotel 21 floors up! Not sure I would want to live like this.


 Home again back to quilting!

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt and quilting designs Leeanne. Lovely family photo too.

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  2. That is the most amazing quilt, how did you give it back? Great photo of all your kids, you so don't look like a mother of five! I hear you on getting THE photo, I only have two lads but still no good normal photo of late. I keep trying.

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  3. Beautiful family Leeanne! ..and quilting! ❤️

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  4. Raewyn's quilt is beautiful :-) Great to hear you had a good wedding weekend, and lovely to see yur family photos!

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  5. Looks like a fun wedding. Glad you got some good family shots. Auckland traffic-insane!!
    What an amazing lot of work Raewyn has put into the beautiful quilt. Not a lot of space to weave your magic but you nailed it my friend.

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  6. Gosh Leeanne, that is a beautiful quilt. LoVe, love the wool fabrics, LoVe the way your quilting has made the applique animals pop out. Just stunning - I'm with Sue, I dont know how you can hand it back !!!!! Your photos are just gorgeous & looks like a special weekend had by all. x x x

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  7. Welcome home!! Wow Raewyn has put in a lot of work on her quilt and your quilting complements it and finishes it off...love the backing fabric also.
    My word those two boys have grown (as of course they should!!) into handsome young men and what a great family photo to treasure xxxx

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  8. Welcome home!! Wow Raewyn has put in a lot of work on her quilt and your quilting complements it and finishes it off...love the backing fabric also.
    My word those two boys have grown (as of course they should!!) into handsome young men and what a great family photo to treasure xxxx

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  9. Wow, what a stunning quilt, and you made it even more stunning with your quilting!
    Congratulations with the marriage of your youngest daughter, nice to see all your handsome kids together!

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