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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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Barbara’s Quilts!!!

Barbara’s Quilts!!!

Barbara made both of these amazing quilts!!  This first quilt pattern is by Bonnie Sullivan and is called Color Wash.  Its such a cool quilt!!  The front is made up of flannels.


I know for some computerized quilting doesn’t seem a worthwhile thing to blog about, however...for me, this is my quilting design and I love seeing it on a variety of quilts.  Which is why I keep blogging all sorts of quilts with this Squared design on it.  To share it’s versatility.  Also, it’s a great way to see new quilt patterns, that you haven’t seen before, and how they were quilted.  I do hope you find these blog posts enjoyable and helpful!!


I thought my Squared©️ design would look awesome on this plaid quilt!!!  Love how it turned out. Squared is available on my website at: https://www.quiltingit.com/shop/squared (in several different digital formats) or at Urban Elementz: https://www.urbanelementz.com/squared.html (available in paper and digital formats).

I can’t quite remember what size I quilted this design, but if I remember right it was between 5”-6” in height.  I did the quilting design size larger than I normally do because of the size of the large quilt blocks, but also most importantly because the back is minky.  I don’t love overquilted minky backings...otherwise they lose some of the coziness.   


I used an 8020 cotton poly blend batting and an Oxford gray color of 30 Tex A&E Perma Core thread, to quilt it.   I typically don’t like thread when it is darker than some of the fabrics.  But this gray oxford color blended perfectly on the black, red, gray, and white fabrics.   Plus the minky backing was gray as well. 


I just can’t get over how awesome the texture is on this quilt, the diagonal of the quilting design with the square plaid, is just an awesome combination. 


Isnt this traditional Log Cabin quilt stunning?!?!!!  I love the black centers, they pop right off the quilt and make it look soooo striking.  


I love the movement of this quilting design across the quilt!!


This lovely quilting design is one of Patricia Ritter and my designs, it’s called “Viola”©️ and is available at Urban Elementz: https://www.urbanelementz.com/viola.html the great thing about this design, it comes with a variety of different blocks and even a petite version this edge to edge design.  To see all the variations of this design, head over to: https://www.urbanelementz.com/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=Viola


This design has such a fresh take on the traditional quilting feather.  If you notice on the quilt, as well as the picture above, the individual feather petals are spread apart more, also some variety in the design...that you don’t see in traditional feathers.  I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but Urban Elementz has a suggested size on their website.  I did go a little smaller, and set this design up a little less than 9” in height.  The height of a design consists of the highest and lowest points of the motif.  


I love a good close up picture on a quilt...showing the fabrics, which helped me choose this design for this quilt, and to see that beautiful quilting texture.   


Thought I’d even share a little of the quilt backing, with that beautiful feathery vine.  


Thanks for coming by!!  

I had a recent request to have my blog made audible for those who have a hard time seeing/reading.  There is a audio button at the top left of each blog post, and in several other parts on my website.  I’m not sure if the audio button will be an option in my emails, if not go directly to my posts by clicking the link at the bottom of the email that says “read in browser”.  It will take you to the blog post on my website. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.   

Happy quilting!!  - Leisha  



Courtney ‘s Hexie quilt!

Courtney ‘s Hexie quilt!