Sunday, July 2, 2017

Margo's Pine Bark Quilt

Hello quilt lovers July is here and so is the wet winter weather. Margo's quilt brings in some sunshine.

Margo made this delightful quilt as a gift for her brother and sister - in - law using Japanese themed fabrics. Margo asked for an all over quilting design and chose "Turkish Tiles" as you will see this design looks very much like a Ginko leaf.

Margo chose Glide thread in the colour 'Light Olive' which picked up the same colour in one of the fabrics and the sashing fabric. Margo supplied her own batting which I think was cotton.

Margo also made two matching cushions, so I loaded them both onto the same batting and backing along with the quilt. Thank you Margo, I hope your loved ones enjoy this fabulous quilt.

Over a series of s-e-v-e-r-a-l months I stitched this cushion for my special friend. A Crab Apple Hill design..................

 Knowing my friend loves Tilda fabrics I thought it would be nice to finish the cushion off using two of these prints.

Today I went tramping, a mix of farmland, forestry roads, thunder and lightening, rusty old relics and mud!


  1. Beautiful quilt and cushions, the quilting perfect for those fabrics and design, and Summer? Delicate and gentle. Down here, wet, cold mornings, and a lot of icing on the Central Plateau mountains.

  2. Margo's quilt and the quilting is lovely Leeanne the colours are awesome together and the summer cushion is lovely. Tramp looks interesting! Hugs xXxX

  3. What a lovely quilt. Such an unusual design. You have quilted it beautifully too. LOVE that pretty cushion! Sounds like you had quite the adventure xx

  4. Now that's an interesting quilt pattern and lovely quilting, I like the effect from this.
    I love your cushion - both front and back!

  5. What a neat quilt pattern. Stitching is meant to be done over several months isn't it. Your hiking location looks as though it would be an interesting place to explore.

  6. Have never seen that quilt pattern-very interesting block!
    Oh, such a pretty little cushion. Beautiful work!
    What an interesting place to tramp. : )

  7. Thats certainly a lovely quilt Leeanne, I love the close up of it in photo 2. I also love it when folk make matching cushions for you to quilt that match their quilts. Your "friend" absolutely ADORES her new cushion & can imagine the s-e-v-e-r-a-l months work of stitching involved in it with all its detail. Thank you SO VERY much my dear friend XXXxxx

  8. Beautiful quilt and quilting Leeanne, you find some interesting places on your tramps.

  9. What a sweet cushion! Love the detail! And wonderful stitching on the quilt! Very complimentary.:)

  10. Lovely quilting and motif.
    Sweet cushion. I like the embroidery.

  11. Love your quilting on this quilt Leeanne and I can't wait to see your zebra all finished, I adore zebras!!