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!
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.
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
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
I decided to put Hobbs wool batting in this one and I used 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread.
A view of the sweet backing fabric and binding!! Love it! Plus, a look at my cute handmade by Leisha Kaye tag.
Next, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen this quilting texture!!
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.
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.
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.
I went with 1/4” pinstripes a 1/2” apart, at different angles in each piece of the feather.
In the black pieces, I quilted with my grassy wavy texture. Which I think goes nicely with the pinstripes and the fun background texture.
If you’re going to Fall Quilt Market, you may see this on there!!
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.
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.
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.
I love the contrast of the diagonal plaid and on point squares.
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.
I used a 8020 batting scrap that Barbara had, and white 30 tex A&E Perma Core thread.
I just love the angles on this flower, so that’s why…
This is a take on my Sweet Orange Peel design, yet in a diamond shape.
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.)
Everything except the sashing, and the blue background is wool appliqué. It would be a fun fall project.
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.
I didn’t quilt the leaves or the animals, except to outline an arm or a wing. They pop!!
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!!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “rulers” and we can’t get the details worked out. My rulers are only available in my shop.
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.
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
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