Friday, 30 March 2012

Work in my studio has been crazy for the last couple of months.
I have deadlines for magazines, samples for classes and the upcoming Wyong Quilt Show, long arm quilting to get done on some beautiful customer quilts and I really need to take some time to clean up the studio. Fabric explodes from the cupboards and the faeries never come to clean..... haha

I have a few things to share.
Oscar's dinosaur quilt is all finished and washed. I love the quilting. My Sister, Monique, designed the edge to edge t-rex skull. She is a very talented artist. It looks awesome and Oscar loves it. 

A close up of the back.....

Before the binding went on. The weather is awful at the moment so no outside shots for now....

A stack of blocks ready to be a yummy quilt....

Some more delish fabric, Good Fortune by Kate Spain, getting cut up for a Mag....

On another note a friend of mine, Ally, has a new fun blog.
It's called "Quilting Mumma". Go over and check it out..

Til next time
Happy Quilting
Leanne xo

Friday, 23 March 2012

Oops....I accidentally bought this.
Flea Market Fancy- legacy reprint by Denyse Schmidt
I have been doing really well with fabric purchases this year. Only buying wht I need when I need it. I really need this fabric. Well that's what I was telling myself when I hit the purchase button in my cart.

Flea Market Fancy –  NEW legacy reprint! the new collection
photo courtesy of Denyse Schmidt

The thing is I already have a beautiful quilt made from the original release of Flea Market Fancy, and I really think that the new release was for all the girls that missed out the first time around but you can never have too much D.S. fabric, or is that just me?

This is my original FMF quilt. Licorice Fancy. I love her and would never part with her. I only just had enough fabric to make this quilt. I used every single scrap. There is even a couple of pieces in her that had to have a join in them so I could get the pieces I needed. She lives on the chair next to my bed and she's the first thing I see every morning.

Yay for Denyse Schmidt and her beautiful fabric collections.

I have a quilt in an upcoming Quilters Companion made from one of the DSQuilts lines from Spotlight. Watch this's a really fun quilt

Happy Quilting
Leanne xo

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Good Deed in Print......

I was excited to recieve the latest Australian Homespun. Inside is a beautiful quilt called Trinket Box by Rebecca Johnson of Chasing Cottons. This is the quilt I helped her out with last year.

Bec is pregnant and at the time of making the quilt she was so unwell with all day sickness,the poor thing, she couldn't even sit upright. Bec had a deadline for this quilt so I helped her get it finished and in on time. It's very exciting to see something you have worked on in a magazine.

There is a really nice article about Bec and how she came into quilting and quilt designing. It's a good read and makes you thankful for all that you have. You can also read Bec's story on her blog.

Since doing this quilt I have 2 of my own quilts that have been accepted to be published later this year. One in Homespun and one in Quilters Companion. I can't wait to see them in print.

Happy Quilting

Leanne xo