Saturday, June 27, 2015

A plaid quilt, a stitchery quilt and wool.

A warm welcome to my readers and followers who stop by to see the quilting I do, it's nice to have you here.
Facebook followers will have seen some sneak peeks of Gina's Country Quilt, called "House Sampler" .

Clearly the big old rosemary bush has to go! At this time of the year the sun is not rising high enough into the sky. Anyway this a quilting blog not a professional photography one.
Gina has been plodding away at this quilt for a few years, made mainly of plaid fabrics mixed with fabrics with a country feel. The quilt measures: 74" x 87".

The style of this quilt did lend it's self to simple quilting, straight lines and of course stipple. Gina had used black thread for the hand blanket stitch on the applique blocks so I went ahead and used a deep navy thread for the bulk of the quilting.

On the houses I quilted a variety of simple patterns to give some nice textures. There were window's that needed ditch stitching as well as the appliques.

Gina will need all the quilts she can get living in Canterbury, it's very cold down there at the moment, I'm pleased the postie could get through the snow covered roads to deliver this lovely quilt to Gina.

I have an exciting week coming up, my granddaughter is coming to stay for a week. For this week I won't be quilting as I want to spend some quality time with her. So with that in mind I have been working extra hours working at keeping my quilting pile moving. I don't like my lovely customers waiting too long to get their treasured quilts back.

Lois made this sweet little quilt, combining stitcheries, applique and piecing. Lois said to quilt as I wished.

Feathers and swirls are sure to please and simple diagonal lines across the stitchery blocks. Lois picked her quilt up today and I can report she was delighted!

It's winter here in New Zealand so I thought I would share these cute photo's of a tree I saw that is getting some 'winter woollies' made by the locals in Dargaville.

On the topic of wool, a few weekends ago I made friends with Youtube to learn how to crochet. It's wonderful that you can pause, rewind and play all over again.......and again and again!

I have a grand total of eleven granny squares! I am so happy. Crocheting granny squares is incredibly relaxing. My day feels complete when I can say I crocheted another granny square!


  1. Both lovely quilts, but, am drawn to House Sampler, both quite different. Have a wonderful time wih your Grand daughter

  2. Lovely quilts and quilting, and your granny squares are nice, too. I hope you'll have a wonderful week with your granddaughter!
    Greetings, Cisca

  3. Both lovely quilts Leeanne but I do love that first one especially - its very country. Love the colours, fabrics & the way you have quilted it. I am MOST impressed at your crochet squares - good old You tube :-) Enjoy the special time with your grandaughter x0x

  4. There is a "yarn bombed" tree outside a cafe down here in Otaki. We went there for lunch a wee while ago so that I could take photos and blog about it!

  5. LOVE the yarn bombing and the crochet sure is a soothing and satisfying way to pass a chilly winter evening for a change of pace ~

  6. Really love the House Sampler! Thanks for the close-ups of how you quilted it.
    Once upon a time I made a Granny Square afghan. They are fun. : )

  7. Where to begin - well the quilt by Gina is a beauty and love your quilting. The soft coloureds of the stitchery quilt are so peaceful. Enjoy your time with your granddaughter and thanks for tips on crochet with Youtube - Mum used to crochet and I've often thought I would love a crochet blanket, perhaps I should give it a go. Love wrapped tree too!

  8. Gina's quilt is lovely Leeanne - before and after your quilting! Look at you with teh crocheting - woohoo! Love that yarn bombing in Dargaville too - sad we missed it!!

  9. Like the colours in the house quilt, pretty sure the lady will love it when you have finished doing your professional magic all over it.

  10. Two lovely quilts, especially like the house sampler, it looks snuggly!! Love some yarn bombing.....heard there is am amazing one in Rotorua...bit far away for me to go look at!! Lol!! Well done with the crochet, you are going really well!!

  11. I do love that flannel quilt would look nice in my lounge!! Have fun with your granddaughter! Hope the weather holds out for you!

  12. The quilts are great, hoorah for your granddaughter coming to stay! But! Crocheting!! Go you!!!