Thursday, February 1, 2018

Northern Shop Hop Quilt & a Book Review.................

Hello and welcome to February! What...... February a-l-r-e-a-d-y???!! Does this mean Christmas quilts will start arriving in postman Ian's arms? Being a long arm quilter is a bit like fashion retail in the sense that we work ahead of the seasons. A bit like my next quilt sharing episode. The Country Yard is yet again participating in The Northern Shop Hop, here is their tempting option for you!

photo courtesy of The Country Yard

Kerryn wanted light custom quilting, so I kept the quilting fairly simple. The quilt measures 50" square. Glide thread in 'Cool Grey' and the full Quiltmekiwi binding service.

To see the two previous Shop Hop quilts from The Country Yard that were also quilted by me see *here*  and *here*. To participate in this years shop hop, go the Northern Shop Hop Blog for more information.

As a professional quilter I am always looking for inspiration for the many quilts that enter my quilting studio for quilting. One such resource for inspiration is from books. Natalia Bonner has written another quilting book with inspiration to boot! The stars were shinning down on me when Natalia sent me a copy! C&T Publishing have once again linked up with Natalia. I know this will be a regular go to book for me, especially when I have those moments when I am stumped what to quilt.........yes it happens to every quilter!

photo courtesy of P&T Publishing


  1. Great work on The Country Yard's Shop Hop quilt Leeanne looks good.
    And WOW so nice that you have got Natalia's book!! The cover looks amazing so am guessing inside is just as good!! Great day for quilting and keeping dry :-) xxx

  2. I love the embroidered details on this quilt, so pretty! And the pic of your quilting on back of the quilt is quite something!

  3. I think your quilting echoes the delicate feel of this quilt. So pretty!
    Thanks for the heads-up on that book. I can tell this is one I NEED!

  4. It's nice to see our quilt all finished and on your blog! I love Natalia's work/classes/books - lucky you to receive a copy ;-)

  5. The Country Yards shop hop quilt looks stunning Leeanne ... hope the shop hop is a great success for all taking part. That looks an interesting book but would - unfortunately - be way above my head !!!

  6. Nice quilting. How wonderful to receive the book from Natalia. Do you have to write a review? Interested to see what you think of it.

  7. Beautiful quilt from the Country Yard, your quilting is stunning. It looks amazing on the top but then you see the reverse of the quilt and it sure makes you go wow!! That book looks wonderful.

  8. Such a beautiful quilt, and great quilting too!