Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Catch up time!

Hello and welcome to the month of October. Someone said Christmas is only "X" amount of weeks away! What is that all about? I'm sure I have only just put my Christmas stuff away from last year! Anyhow with zipping over to Brisbane to meet my shiny new grandson I have a few quilts to share that I finished before I left.
First on the podium is Sue's "Lanterns" quilt made for her teenage granddaughter.

Sue asked for an all over quilting design - AKA: Edge to edge , E2E, panto. She left the quilting design choice up to me. I chose "Modern Squares" and used Fantastico thread in the colour "Unicorn" over the polyester batting Sue provided.

The quilt measures 67" x 85" the perfect size for a teenage bed! It doesn't show in the next photo but the backing Sue provided was a pretty mauve.

Next is Janet's bargello quilt made for her adult son, the design is called "X factor" by Chris Timms. Again I was requested to do E2E quilting. Janet chose "Gossamer" and also the thread "Pheasant" over her own batting.

                        This is a large quilt, measuring 96" x 103". Fantastic design isn't it?

No photo of the back this time, only a photo of the quilt on the machine along with the quilting pattern.

Last but certainly NOT least! Rachel's "Vintage Christmas" design by Kaaren Johnston and was published in the Primitive Quilts Magazine. Rachel wanted light custom quilting and only ditch stitching for the stitchery blocks as she wants to add some hand quilting.

 Rachel loves stipple and was also keen to try a swagged border for this quilt. I used Glide thread one called "Brownie" (guess what colour that is?? :-) and also the colour "Linen"......................

Measuring 69" x 75" Rachel supplied the batting and backing. I look forward to seeing this rustic charming quilt with it's binding and of course the hand quilting.

Thank you so much Sue, Janet and Rachel for letting me loose on your lovely creations!
Next blog post I will be sharing something very exciting that I have had to keep top secret for what seems like FOREVER!! I shall have to post over several 'episodes' as there's much to share! Stay tuned! Until then here's a photo of the new little man that has my heart all a fluttering!


  1. I love that Lanterns quilt - a very lucky teenager to receive that. Don't wait too long to post about your big secret!!

  2. Great quiltings and quilting. Marley is just adorable-must've been hard leaving him. Can't even imagine what the big Secret is.

  3. Lovely quilting, great thread choices, and the new addition, perfect!!!

  4. Three beautiful quilts and quilting Leeanne, so nice to see your handsome new man!

  5. Lovely to see the three very different quilts, they're all stunners in their own right. And awesome of course to see Rachael's finished one, I've seen it in different stages over the last little while! Your wee gs on his new quilt is such a sweetie!

  6. I love the 'lantern' quilt, great colour combo, and eye catching quilting!

  7. All the quilts today are lovely Leeanne ... the sweetest little man at the end!!! You must have smoke coming off your quilting machine somedays!

  8. Each quilt is well done, but the star of the show is the little man at the end! :)
    Very curious about your news!

  9. Lovely quilts and quilting Leeanne but the best photo of all is your wee grandson!! He looks to be a darling and I hope it's not too long before you catch up with him again.