Friday, December 12, 2014

I will be coming up for air soon!

It has been full steam ahead in my quilting studio, working hard to get all my lovely customers quilts finished in time so they can give their beautiful creations as Christmas presents.
First is a fabulous quilt made by the talented Juliet.

Juliet is a clever pattern designer, all her creations are for foundation paper piecing, see here and here for two of her other quilts.
Juliet trusts me to, quote: "have fun" quilting and lets me come up with the ideas.

One bear............................two bear!

I enjoyed quilting swirls and pebbles around the bears, then I ditch stitched all the paper piecing ditches, then took sometime deciding what on earth I was going to quilt on those bears!

I used a fine blending thread to quilt different 'textures' on the different fabrics, hopefully creating movement and interest.

Because I knew this quilt was being gifted to Juliet's son I didn't want the quilting be feminine.

Ribbon candy and a leafy vine seemed like good choices to me. Juliet chose cotton/bamboo batting. This quilt measures:54" x 84".

Aren't these paws awesome!! Lots of little pieces make up each paw.
Thanks so much Juliet.

Next up is Leonie's quilt, made once again for a gift for her sister in law.

"Pacific Crest" from a book called: Beyond Neutral by JQAdams. Measuring 71" x 82", cotton batting.

Quilted in varying horizontal lines for a clean crisp modern look. Leonie says her sister in laws favourite colours are yellow and blue.

Leonie made a pieced backing from vintage sheets.
This next photo is for you Sue.................I told you the supervisor was back!

Lastly, what I was working on today.


  1. More wonderful quilts with great quilting once again

  2. Wow - doesn't Juliet do a fabulous job with her paper piecing. Love how you have quilted both these quilts.

  3. You have been busy Leanne and doing a fantastic job. There will be some happy people on Christmas morning. Love Juliet's bears and how you quilted it-she creates some fantastic patterns.

  4. Both beautiful quilts AND quilting on them Leeanne. Glad to see the Supervisor back on the job :-) Hope you get to come up for air soon x0x

  5. Two more amazing those I spy Kiwi fabrics in the work in progress?? Hope all is done before Christmas for you!

  6. Oh me oh my both my friends have created such beautiful quilts !! And you my friend have completed them beautifully!
    WOW just WOW

  7. My favorite thing is the quilting on that last quilt you showed us.

  8. Professional quilters get to see the funnest things! I love the bears - fun fabrics and fun quilting. And the Pacific Crest quilt just intrigues me.

  9. Thank you again Leeanne! and goodness me - Juliet's quilt is awesome and I love love the magic you've worked on it!