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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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Client Quilts • September ‘19

Client Quilts • September ‘19

Hello!! I hope you’re enjoying fall or spring…depending on where you are. It’s fall here…or it’s at least starting to cool off. Which means fall/market/Christmas quilting is underway over here. I am going to share what I can, when I can, and hopefully it inspires you!

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This first quilt is actually mine. It took 2 years to make, yes it’s a large queen, and yes I’m slow. I used to hurry through projects, and it just wasn’t fun for me. So, I schedule sewing each week and take my time.

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I have wanted to make this quilt for years, and had collected several Bonnie and Camille charm packs, and so I finally started. I sorted all the squares into colors. It’s okay that there are more red than any color and only a few orange and yellow blocks. The pattern is Modern Vintage by Bonnie and Camille. It was published in a magazine years ago, but now is in Bonnie’s “Cotton Way Classics” book. Which was sold out on her website last time I looked. So it can be found here on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Way-Classics-Quilts-Charming/dp/1604688785

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I used my fun Sweet Orange Peel©️ design to quilt it, it’s only available in my shop: https://www.quiltingit.com/shop/sweet-orange-peel

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I decided to put Hobbs wool batting in this one and I used 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread.

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A view of the sweet backing fabric and binding!! Love it! Plus, a look at my cute handmade by Leisha Kaye tag.

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Next, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen this quilting texture!!

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This super fun feather quilt is called “Aviary” by Madi Hastings from Laser Cut Quilts. They create kits for stores to buy/sale. So, if there is something you love…go to their website and see where you can purchase a kit, or ask your local quilt shop to buy the kit you’d like.

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I knew I wanted to create some texture with the quilting that creates movement, yet adds a bunch of interest to all that negative background.

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I used Winline’s 8020 and… lots and lots of white 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread. I did use black thread in the black fabric on the feather, it’s also a 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread.

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I went with 1/4” pinstripes a 1/2” apart, at different angles in each piece of the feather.

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In the black pieces, I quilted with my grassy wavy texture. Which I think goes nicely with the pinstripes and the fun background texture.

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If you’re going to Fall Quilt Market, you may see this on there!!

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Next up…this cool Canadian flag. Our neighbor is returning this week from serving as a missionary in Canada for our church. His mom made him this flag quilt, which includes his name, mission, and dates he was gone, embroidered on the bottom.

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Caroline wanted something different in the leaf, than the rest of the quilt. I quilted Diagonal Plaid by Patricia Ritter, which is available at Urban Elementz, in the background and then I quilted 1” squares on point in the leaf. I used a Edge ruler from Linda at The Quilted Pineapple to quilt the squares.

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I used Deep Cardinal red 30 Tex A&E Perma Core thread on the leaf, and white 30 Tex A&E Perma Core thread to quilt the rest of the quilt. I also used my favorite Winline 8020 cotton poly blend batting.

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I love the contrast of the diagonal plaid and on point squares.

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Next up, how sweet is this cute runner?!?!?!!!! Barbara has been making her daughter runners all year. She asked about a sunflower pattern, and I remembered a quilt I quilted called Cottage Blossoms by Vanessa from Lella’s Boutique. Barbara found out she has a mini quilt, and so she used that pattern for the flowers, and just added the sashing and borders.

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I used a 8020 batting scrap that Barbara had, and white 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread.

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I just love the angles on this flower, so that’s why…

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I chose to quilt my Diamond Chain©️ design on it. It’s available in my shop or at Urban Elementz. I think it’s a perfect fit on this Cottage Blossoms flower, because of the angles of the design and of the flowers.

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This is a take on my Sweet Orange Peel design, yet in a diamond shape.

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This fun pattern was done by Heather from Punkin Patch Craft Designs. It is in the next issue of Quilt Mania magazine, which should be coming out this week!! I think it is issue 133. (If I counted correctly.)

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Everything except the sashing, and the blue background is wool appliqué. It would be a fun fall project.

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I quilted 1” on point squares, a grassy design in the background, and wood grain the the tree. I quilted this months ago…so I think I used a cream thread in everything but the tree trunks…which I used brown. I think I used a wool batting too…I may have even double layered the batting with an 8020. I can’t remember.

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I didn’t quilt the leaves or the animals, except to outline an arm or a wing. They pop!!

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I’m hoping to get myself a copy of this magazine!! Heather said they are available at Barnes and Noble, and since there isn’t one anywhere close to me, I’m going to hopefully find it online. I saw that Fat Quarter Shop carries this magazine, hopefully they get this magazine in stock soon!!

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Incredible that I don’t have a ton of quilts this time…it helps that I blogged a week and a half ago. I have some I can’t quite share yet, or ones I didn’t take pictures of.

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My newest digital quilting design is Diamond Squared©️ and is available only in my shop. It quilts out just as nice as Squared©️ does, and it needs to be offset every other row. With the Statler, I can use the alternating design option during the Edge to Edge set up, and it lines up perfectly.

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Also, I wanted to share a thought…I recently had someone contact me from South Africa about my rulers. She asked if I was going to be at quilt market, I’m not. So she is having me ship a set to her hotel here in America while she’s here for market, so she doesn’t have to pay shipping. If you’re interested in have me ship a set to your hotel, if you’re coming for market, let me know!! You’ll have to arrange it with your hotel, and put their address in for shipping. I thought that was an excellent idea for those of you interested in my rulers, yet you don’t want to pay the international shipping. Email me at quiltingit@gmail.com with subject line “rulers” and we can’t get the details worked out. My rulers are only available in my shop.

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They come in a set of 6, ranging in size starting at 2” and going up to 13”. There are 2 circles per ruler. They are available in green or clear high quality acrylic, and are 1/4” thick. They can be used on longarm quilting machines or on a domestic sewing machine with the proper quilting foot.

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For more info about my rulers, check out this blog post: https://www.quiltingit.com/blog/2018/10/10/introducing-my-circle2-longarm-circle-ruler-set

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Thanks for being here and letting me share what I’ve been up to the last week. I have some fun market quilts to share, stay tuned!!

Happy quilting!! Have a great week! -Leisha

Client Quilts • August

Client Quilts • August