Friday, March 1, 2024

Quilting for Catherine, Jan, Pam & Tish.

Hello Quilty Friends!
Do I have some scrumptious quilts to share today.
There's something hand pieced, some tiny squares nested together, a quilt for a baby
 & a quilt that says tropical & summer!
Grab a comfy spot & take a look.




Quilt information:

Pattern - English Paper Pieced Hexagons.
Measurements - 53"x 86"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Open Feathers.
Batting - Wool/polyester - Purchased from me.
Backing - Supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide - Linen.







Quilt Information:

Pattern - Postage Stamp (2"squares)
Measurements - 59"x 76"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Diamond Loops (pointed).
Batting - Wool/polyester - Purchased from me.
Backing - Supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide - Linen.






Quilt Information:

Pattern - Urban by Allison Harris.
Measurements - 42"x 53"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Branching.
Batting - Wool/polyester - Purchased from me.
Backing - Supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide - Linen.







Quilt Information:

Pattern - Leafy by Elizabeth Hartman.
Measurements - 73"x 80"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Frost.
Batting - Cotton - Purchased from me.
Backing - Supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide - Stone.


                  And finally today I thought I'd share one on the latest quilts I made for my shop:

Woodland Whimsical Charm Quilt

I really do LOVE, LOVE to make quilts!
 I just need to tap into a market & people that would love to purchase them!



 
Leeanne.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Quilting for Kay, Marcelle & Margaret

Hello Quilty Friends!
I've got some fantastic quilts to share with you today.
They have all had E2E Quilting - aka: edge to edge or all over quilting.
Oh, oh aka pantograph!
But each quilt has it's own style and beauty.
Grab a comfy seat, perhaps a coffee? 😀 And take a look.






Quilt Information:

Pattern - Butterfly by Tula Pink.
Measurements - 87"x 93"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Riveria.
Batting - Wool/polyester - Purchased from me.
Backing - Supplied by customer (but I do stock this if you need it, or simply MUST have it! 😉)
Threads - Glide - Cool Mint.

If you are interested I quilted another TP Butterfly quilt for another customer, see it here.






Quilt Information:

Pattern - Love Drops by Maker Valley.
Measurements - 70"x 89"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Heart Strings.
Batting - Wool/polyester - Purchased from me.
Backing - Supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide - Linen.






Quilt Information:

Pattern - Peanut Butter by Then Came June.
Measurements - 67"x 77"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Soho.
Batting - Wool/polyester - Purchased from me.
Backing - Head in the Clouds (white) - Purchased from me.
Threads - Glide - Linen.





Quilt Information:

Pattern - Summer Picnic by The Quilt Factory.
Measurements - 59"x 59'
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Van Gogh.
Batting - Cotton - Purchased from me.
Backing - Ombre Squares - Purchased from me.
Threads - Glide - Cool Mint.


                                                Checkout the regular visitor to the garden:



Which are you??

Leeanne.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Quilting for Cherie & a commission quilt for Elaine

Hello Quilty Friends!
Todays post is another full one. First a kiwiana flavour quilt and a special commissioned pieced.




Quilt Information:

Pattern - Rail Fence.
Measurements - 67"x 75"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Windy Fern.
Batting - Supplied by customer.
Backing - supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide - White.


The next quilt was a commission piece.
 Elaine contacted me last year to discuss me making a queen sized quilt for her daughter using her daughters treasured clothing. After many consultations back & forth we got on the same 'design page' & I could start the challenge of working with only 12 items of clothing. 
I incorporated some fabrics from my stash for a cohesive look.
I started cutting up the clothing, ironing a stabiliser to the back of each piece (stretchy fabric!) & started making blocks. Then the really hard part putting it all together - it was like a HUGE puzzle!
These are not fast or easy projects & it's why when people ask me to make them a quilt like this they are usually put off by my quote!
But Elaine was not fazed, she wanted a special keepsake for her daughter to treasure for years to come.
And that folks is what quilts are all about.

The clothing plus some fabric to bulk it out to queen sized.






Vintage linen was made by Elaine's aunty.



New - ish in my quilt shop is this sweet one for a horse mad person:




For those needing a laugh or reality check:


Leeanne.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Quilting for Dorothy, Kerry & Linda

Hello 2024!
It's February & I'm only just geared up ready for my first blog post of the year.
You may remember my last post (20th December) I shared seven of my customer Dorothy's quilts from a pile of ten she had sent for quilting. Dorothy received the seven quilts I managed to get quilted before I finished for the year. And now I have recently finished the other three & she has had them delivered (thanks NZPost).
There's some other customer quilts too & some holiday photos.





Quilt Information:

Pattern - Bear Branch by Bonnie Hunter.
Measurements - 62"x 80"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Quick Easy Stars.
Batting - Supplied by customer.
Backing - Supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide - Mocha.





Dorothy's pieced backing with more signature blocks.

Quilt Information:

Pattern - Signature Squares from a quilters retreat in 2004!
Measurements - 62"x 69"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Soho.
Batting - Supplied by customer.
Backing - Supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide - Linen.





Tension testing.


Quilt Information:

Pattern - Pretty Little Pots - by Wendy Williams.
Measurements - 51"x 52"
Quilting - Custom Quilting.
Batting - Supplied by customer.
Backing - Supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide - Mocha.




Quilt Information:

Pattern - Unknown to me.
Measurements - 80"x 100"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - Blooming Feathers.
Batting - Supplied by customer.
Backing - Supplied by customer.
Threads - Glide - Linen (top) Mocha ( Bobbin)






Quilt Information:

Pattern - Me Sew Happy - by These Clever Hands.
Measurements - 87"x 94"
Quilting - E2E Quilting - New Growth.
Batting - Cotton - Purchased from me.
Backing - Butterfly Whisper Ecru - Purchased from me.
Threads - Glide - Linen.


My holidays consisted of sewing, knitting, road trips, biking & other odds & ends.

I found a good place for my knitting pattern while travelling.

 

On one of our biking trips I saw this amazing HUGE rock,
I asked hubby if he could bring it home for the garden.......he tried! 😄


I finished another quilt for my SHOP - it's bold & bright, I'm hoping someone will love it!


Before I melt in the Northland summer heat & humidity
 I want to say thanks for stopping by, see you next time!

Leeanne