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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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Quilts Quilts Quilts!!

Quilts Quilts Quilts!!

Happy weekend to you!!  Hope you’ve had a great week! 

I’m excited to share these amazing quilts with you!!  First up...my mom’s amazing Apple Pie in the Sky quilt!  My mom and aunt Kristin own www.sistersandquilters.com and awhile back my aunt created a tutorial on their blog for a quilt called Apple Pie in the Sky.  Go here to check it out: http://sistersandquilters.blogspot.com/2013/04/apple-pie-in-sky-sampler-quilt-along.html?m=1

Kristin shared 13 blocks and some amazing time saving/fabric saving tips!!  My mom decided to make hers queen size and do 42 blocks.  There currently is not a pattern for the rest of the blocks, would that be something you’re interested in?  Comment below and I’ll pass it along to them.  

Also, if you’re looking for an excellent selection of fabrics go to: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SistersandQuilters and https://www.sistersandquilters.com/

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Isn’t this amazing?!?!!!!

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The benefit of having your own quilt shop, you can pick and choose fabrics from different designers or lines, and put them together.  Which is what she did here.   

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This quilt hung in my closet for a year, my mom just hadn’t decided what she wanted.  So, I pulled it out a couple weeks ago and told her it was time to decide.  We had talked about doing my On Point©️ crosshatch design, however I asked her what she thought of me quilting my Sweet Orange Peel©️ design...she said she was thinking the same thing.  I’m so glad that’s what I quilted, it looks beautiful!!  Sweet Orange Peel is available only in my shop at https://www.quiltingit.com/shop/sweet-orange-peel

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I quilted this design at a 4” height on my Gammill 22” Statler.  This design does not need to be offset at all.   

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Now I’m going to share a closer look with you of all 42 blocks.  Because this quilt is laid out as 6x7 blocks, and I’m showing them to you in sets of four, you will see some repeat blocks.  

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These happen to be my two favorite blocks!!! 

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I used Winline’s 8020 cotton/poly king size batting for this quilt.  I also used 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread in Antique Cream color.  It is the perfect off white cream color.  

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Please comment below if you’re interested in a pattern.  Who knows, maybe they’ll do a quilt along again!!! 

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Next up...a quilt my sister made for her husband!! 

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He wanted a plaid quilt, which also looked checkered to me.   

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I love the arrow fabric they chose to go with the red and Moda cross weave grey.  They got these fabrics from https://www.sistersandquilters.com/

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I gave them a few options, and they chose my Up and Down©️ design, for the quilting.  It’s available only in my shop at:  https://www.quiltingit.com/shop/up-and-down

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I used the same Antique Cream 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread and king size 8020 cotton poly blend batting from Winline.   

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They chose the same Moda cross weave for the backing.  Which I think they will LOVE!  

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Next up... Denise’s incredible Inter Woven quilt, pattern is by Lo and Behold Stitchery.  I love the colors that she chose!!  So cool!   

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I used a white 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread and Winline’s 8020 cotton poly blend batting.

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Denise wanted something soft and curvy, to soften all those hard lines.  So I sent her a few options and she chose Soho by Sarah Ann Myers.  It’s available at Urban Elementz go to: https://www.urbanelementz.com/soho.html

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I love this quilting design!!  It’s so versatile.  I’ve used it so much, definitely a favorite.

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Seriously so impressed with this quilt!!  I want to make one now.   

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Next up... Pat’s plaid Disappearing Four Patch.  Its a pattern by Missouri Star Quilt Co.  and Jenny has done a YouTube tutorial on it here: https://youtu.be/jA-10A_Uc6k

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This is my most favorite Disappearing 4 Patch that I’ve seen.  I love this size of the blocks, and I love love the plaid fabrics.   

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I used the same 30 tex A&E Perma Core Antique Cream thread and 8020 cotton poly blend batting from Winline.

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I suggested Patricia Ritter and my Kindling©️ design for the quilting and I think it turned out great.  I seriously love this wood grain texture.  Kindling is available at Urban Elementz go here: https://www.urbanelementz.com/kindling.html

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A few different pictures just to see all that incredible texture.   

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I also want to point out how well the Cream thread blends on all of these different fabrics.   

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Of course we all love the great texture that shows up on a quilt back... 

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For a look at all of my designs that are available on Urban Elementz go here: https://www.urbanelementz.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?cat=0&p=1&q=Leisha+Farnsworth

Thanks for taking time to check out what I’m making or sewing...actually, I should share the sewing caddy I made on Tuesday of this week...   

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Isn’t it amazing!!  I can say amazing, because I’m a quilt maker.  Every time that I reach outside my wheelhouse and make something, I learn so much.  This pattern is called Catch All Caddy from Patterns by Annie, it’s available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/623810801/catch-all-caddy-pba-225-bag-patterns-by?ga_search_query=Catch%2Ball%2Bcaddy&ref=shop_items_search_1&frs=1

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For the base she suggests foam core or cardboard.  However, we have tons of old cutting mats, so a friend cut some down for us.  Once I get that put in, I’ll fill this up.  So excited!!!  I’ve wanted to make this for a couple of years, and we finally got together with friends and made it happen.   

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Annie has a 1/4” foam that you use, it’s called Soft and Stable, it’s available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/609969032/by-annie-soft-stable-72x58-wh-s-s2072?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=soft+and+stable&ref=sr_gallery-1-1&organic_search_click=1&frs=1

And it’s a breeze to sew with or quilt.  I actually loaded my fabrics on the gammill and quilted them.   

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I used my 1” Grid©️ design to quilt a large piece, and then went back and cut them down to the sizes required.  It’s only available here:  https://www.quiltingit.com/shop/1-grid

A quick note...the fabric and foam shrunk about 1” .  Annie includes that inch in the requirements for fabric to be quilted.  

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Hope you have a great weekend!!  Happy quilting!  -Leisha  

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