Sunday, September 18, 2016

gift giving.....................................

Hi there and happy weekend to you all! Gift giving has a funny way of making me feel all fuzzie inside. I enjoy making quilts with the intention of giving them you have that same experience?

You may remember some progress photo's of this quilt that has been in the pipeline for several months. It's called "Metro Hoops", a design by Sew Kind of Wonderful. Fun designs to make with a specialized ruler. See * here* another one of their designs I made, that one was for my brother.

This pattern calls for half a Jelly Roll - 3 Sisters 'Favourites,' a Kona Solid in soft ecru and an accent fabric.
 All those naked areas of course were screaming out for some 'fancy' quilting!

Feathers, curved echos and pebbles worked well to take hold of the naked areas and bring them to life!

Some matchstick quilting and more curved echos and some diagonal lines on the jelly roll rings, all this over Matilda's Own Wool batting and a super soft, ever so creamy flannel backing. The quilt measures 60" x 75".

Pretty happy with how this pretty quilt turned out, even happier when the special friend I gave it to was delighted.......that's the gift giving back to me isn't it!
Fancy seeing the back??

Another couple of quilts that will eventually be gifted to some new babies due this year. Two panels, one that was the perfect size all that was needed was the quilting, the other just needed side borders.

Quilted using 'Splash' panto pattern and flannel backing, machine binding and popped into my gift box waiting for labels when I know the babies names.........that won't happen until they are born!

I have a couple more gift quilts to share but it's all about timing folks! Until then it's back to my customers lovely quilts.


  1. Beautiful quilts AND stunning quilting as usual Leeanne. Loved the verse at the end too .... very true!! Happy week my friend x x

  2. Fabulous quilting Leeanne, and I love how the quilt can be reversed with that beautiful quilting as a feature.Lucky friend!

  3. Wow the first quilt is amazing, you are so awesome at filling in the blank spaces.
    So lovely to be able to gift something made with love and care!! The cot quilts I am sure will be much loved and used also...Love the backing on the ABC one xxxxxx
    Great saying too...

  4. oh wow love the quilting on the Metro Hoops quilt! and the others are pretty awesome too

  5. Always just the right touch on your custom quilting. Beautiful!
    I need to follow your lead and have baby quilts ready and waiting--or any quilts of a useful size, for that matter! : )

  6. Lovely gift quilts Leeanne, love how you quilted the first one - and the colours you have used are just delicious!

  7. Beautiful quilts and quilting Leeanne, the top one is just beautiful, love the quilting in the plain areas. Love giving things to people too, just had a thank you for my latest Aussie Hero quilt effort..makes me smile and feel good inside!!

  8. Beautiful, amazing quilting. I am so impressed

  9. Your quilting made Metro Hoops come alive. Brava.