Tuesday, June 17, 2014


                                 Hi there readers! I hope your week is off to a magic start.

 Sharing with you today, two customer quilts.

Patsy has made this humongous quilt for her granddaughters 21st. Measuring 99" x 99", with her choice of  poly batting and  featuring many interesting blocks, including sampler type blocks.

Because of budget & time constraints I quilted basic custom designs. I would have liked to have quilted many more ditches to give a more defined, crisp look, but that wasn't to be this time. There is a fair amount of stippling & allover designs on individual blocks, with some blocks needing a bit of 'bling',  some fancier custom quilting was just the thing.

Patsy personalised this quilt with photo's of the recipients family. There are a couple of doilies added as well.
For the middle block Patsy embroidered a lovely saying, which reads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

"Families are like quilts
lives pieced together
Stitched with smiles and tears
coloured with memories and 
bound by love."

Next up was a mystery Christmas stitchery from The Country Yard. A unique design exclusive to the shop. The nine stitchery designs are from Fig & Berry, but our own special setting with some beautiful fabrics.

Measuring 49" square with cotton batting, I used mainly Madeira poly neon threads. This quilt had the full 'Quiltme' service..............quilt, make & attach binding & hand stitch binding in place.

The stitcheries were done using three different Cottage Garden threads & one Aurifil thread. Each block is framed with a peeper of green.
 I quilted a cable on the border, some whimsical orange peel on the squares & rectangles, as well as some straight line stitching.

I rather liked this fabric that has an antique postcard look to it, this fabric was saved just for the pieced border.
Ok you back lovers here it is!...........................................

Thanks for stopping by & visiting with me, take care & happy creating. leaving you with a smile!


  1. Two lovely big quilts there Leeanne - I love the Sampler style blocks in the first one but I adore the fabrics used in the 2nd one - especially that vintagey postcard fabric. Oh & yes, George Clooney could come fabric shopping with me any time !!!!!!! It did make me smile :-)

  2. I love to see your quilting--very inspiring!

  3. So glad gorgeous George is a fabric shopper!!! Wonder if he would carry the bags, well I am sure he would then he would get those coffee things!!

  4. Nice to see Patsy's quilt. Leeanne. Good to see how you juggled between custom quilting and allover designs. She will be delighted, I am sure.

  5. Hi Leeanne, wow amazing quilting there, and yes it looks just as amazing on the back too!
    Can you send Mr Clooney to my place after he's carried home all your fabric shopping??!!! ha ha

  6. Oh Leeanne what fab quilting you have done for Patsy it looks great!! And what a lot of work she has done.
    Loving the photo of George.......he is a favourite of mine. Hugs xxxxxx