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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

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Courtney ‘s Hexie quilt!

Courtney ‘s Hexie quilt!

Isn’t this quilt so amazing!!!  This is Courtney’s first quilt...I’m impressed.  Now I want to make one...it’s a jelly roll friendly quilt, too...more details on that in a minute.  First, I think we ought to pause in amazement....  

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When I saw this quilt, I knew it was one of Emily Dennis’ brilliant patterns...no Y seams either.  Emily’s patterns can be found on her website quiltylove.com and she has some pretty amazing ones.  My Ombré Gems quilt, that I recently quilted and blogged about...is one of hers.  She’s awesome!!  She loves her patterns to be precut friendly.  It’s hard to find great jelly roll patterns...she has quite a few.  This particular quilt is called Hexie Framed quilt, and can be found...right here... http://www.quiltylove.com/introducing-hexie-framed-quilt-pattern/

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For the quilting I used Patricia Ritter and my Arrowhead©️ digital quilting design.  I quilted the design at 3 7/8” height for this particular quilt, because that’s a great scale for these cute hexie blocks.  Arrowhead is available at... https://www.urbanelementz.com/arrowhead.html

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I suggested this pattern to her because of all the fun southwest looking fabrics...I think the angles of the Arrowhead design just flatter all the work she put into this quilt.  

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I used 8020 cotton poly blend Winline batting, and white 30 tex poly wrapped poly Perma Core A&E thread.   

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A quick tip...I use the Lightroom app, and it’s free in the apple store.  It should be available on Android too.  Anyways, I use this app to get these fabulous colored and sharpened pictures.  Sometimes pictures are just horrible and nothing can really help them.  It’s all about light!!  I try and get great, well lit pictures, but at this time of year it’s just hard with the overcast wintery sky.  I use the sharpening and exposure features the most.  Sometimes I’ll change the color, too.  I take my photos and a lot of my videos on my iPhone X... it’s handy, I use Lightroom, and then my photos are ready to blog and share.  

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This picture is the original, and the edited picture is posted above, can you see how amazing this app is?  It’s free...what are you waiting for.  You’re welcome!!  

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I hope if you’re in the part of the world that it’s cold/rainy/and snowy...that you’re enjoying some extra sewing time.  For those who are enjoying warm temps and sunshine...enjoy every minute!  Here’s to hoping for warm days and plenty of sunshine for us all!!

- Leisha  

I get to design for Honest Fabric!!!

I get to design for Honest Fabric!!!

Quilt of Valor

Quilt of Valor