Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Edge to edge quilting................................

Hello my loyal followers! I have three lovely quilts to share today, the only thing they have in common is they all have edge to edge quilting (all over quilting designs).

First is Kim's panel bordered up all ready for one of her granddaughters for Christmas, isn't it sweet?

Kim usually leaves the quilting pattern up to me, which was "Espalier" and Kim went for Matilda's Own wool/poly batting.

Next is Sue's scrappy Christmas quilt. A cute happy way to bring cheer over the Christmas period.
Sue chose "Christmas Forest" and Glide thread "Military Gold".

There is a fabulous selection of Christmas fabrics in this quilt, a medley of 'eye-spy' games!
Check out the back for the Christmas Forest....................................

Last but not least is also another quilt from Sue, this time in toning's of browns and tan's.

Sue wanted something floral, I chose "Camellia's" , always a popular choice and I used Glide thread "Mocha". Sue wanted Matilda's Own polyester batting for both quilts.

                                                       Fancy a lookie at the backie???

Thank you Sue and Kim, may your quilts bring you and the recipients many years of joy and comfort.

A couple of weekends back I went tramping in the Tangihua Ranges which is right on my back doorstep. It is known for it's ruggedness and it didn't disappoint! We started out at the very end of Tangihua Road, dropped off by some other trampers who were meeting us at the end of the day at the Tangihua Lodge for a shared Christmas dinner and sleep over....................good news for us as we didn't have to tramp for 8 hours with our sleeping bags and potluck dinner salad's and drinks! They happily delivered them to the lodge.

Morning tea at the old Whangarei Tramping Club hut, the luxury of a long drop, always a joy! Not far from here was the most usual tree...........................

Iconic to the Maungakaramea area :The Tangihua transmitter, you get fabulous views from here. And from underneath!

All of us spent time on our backsides either by choice or not! Many parts of the track are steep, or steeper! I chose many times to use my gluteus maximus as the safest means of downhill transport!

After an evening of yummy food and a Christmas present swap and a sleep we headed out the next morning for more exploring, the next photo is of some of the group at the old Kauri dam.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I had best get back to the Christmas quilting pile!


  1. 3 beautiful quilts especially liking the fairy one that wil make a little girl very happy, your quilting lifts them all to a higher level.
    How good to have such lovely countryside on your doorstep, must have been a fun day hiking, amazed at the tree.

  2. Lovely quilt panel, and what a tree, maybe the Lancewood was twisted round when small , and stayed that way.

  3. Love that fairy quilt Leeanne - perfect for a little girl. Or a bigger girl like me !!! Love the quilting on all of them .. just perfect. How wonderful to go into the bush & have a shared christmas meal.

  4. Looks like a great couple of days tramping! Lovely quilting on all 3 quilts.

  5. I may have to suggest that tramping spot to my husband! Nothing like sliding down on ones butt for safety!!

  6. Lovely quilts and quilting, I love the flower quilting on the 3rd one.
    Your days out look wonderful, what an amazing tree!

  7. Busy as always, hope you get to down tools and enjoy Summer, I know how much you love Summer!!! I get exhausted just looking at where you go tramping.

  8. More bea utiful quilts Leeanne, love the fairy one, the quilting patterns are all wonderful. How nice t OK go tramping and enjoy the peace of the bush. Did someond tie that tree in a knot???