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Welcome to Quilting It. 

My name is Leisha, and I have been longarm machine quilting for nearly 13 years.  I also have been designing longarm pantograph designs for 4 years, with Urban Elementz

Thanks for stopping by!


Marla’s amazing Steam Punk quilt!

Marla’s amazing Steam Punk quilt!

It’s always a treat to custom quilt, quilts like this one.  Marla made this amazing Steam Punk quilt, pattern by Jen Kingwell.  

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I love the pops of color with the scrappy low volume background, and the black sashing...such a striking combination.  

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Marla requested a custom quilting design.  When I can, I draw out the shape of the block on grid paper, and then sketch one or two options.  This was my favorite of the two, that I sent to Marla.  It translated so well from a drawing to quilting.

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I used a 30 tex Perma Core thread from A&E called Antique Cream.  I also used my favorite Winline 8020 cotton/poly blend batting.  

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I also wanted to keep the sashing simple, because it was an 1” wide, and I wanted it to frame the quilt nicely. I couldn’t be more pleased with it. I love the four pointed star in the intersecting corners. On the back side of the quilt it looks amazing. (See pictures below)

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In the past, I haven’t loved quilting the on point triangle blocks that fill in the edges on a quilt that is designed on point...that is until I started doing ruler work and adding some interest to an otherwise plain part of the quilt.  This is a new take to a curve design that I’ve done several times.  1” lines crisscrossing to create a 4” grid.  Which actually mimics the four 1/2” grid in the center on each block.  I love tying the same design in different ways, on the same quilt.  It creates cohesion in the quilting design.  

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I always love a good angled picture of a quilt to show all that texture.   

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This is the block that I quilted in the video below.  

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The purpose of this video, is to show the process of quilting a block custom as continuously as possible, and how I went about it.  I love watching the ruler twist about as I quilt.  That is what works for me.  I twist it like that so I can use the lines on the ruler and not have to make a single mark on the quilt.  I love The Edge rulers from Linda at The Quilted Pineapple!!  I’m using her 16” Edge here.  To check out her awesome rulers go to: https://thequiltedpineapple.bigcartel.com/

Hope that helps to see how I go about custom quilting this block.  One of the reasons I don’t quilt over a previously quilted line or go into the ditch and make my way to the last background that I couldn’t quilt continuously, is because my personal quilting style is to keep my quilting as clean as possible.  Excess quilting detracts from the overall design I want the quilting to have on a quilt.  I would much rather stop and start one extra time.  

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The overall design is pretty great, if you ask me.  It shows great on the back as well...

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It’s always fun for me to see how the custom quilting in the blocks and sashing on the quilt top, turn out on the backing.  This one didn’t disappoint.  I love the echoed 4 pointed star in the sashing, I didn’t see the outside layer until I looked at the back, after it was all quilted.  

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Here is a view of the on point triangle edge block, from the back.  

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Thank you for coming by!!  Please let me know if you have any questions.  

- Leisha

Laurie’s baby quilt

Laurie’s baby quilt

LeAnn’s “a tale of two gnomes” quilt!

LeAnn’s “a tale of two gnomes” quilt!