Saturday, 29 June 2013

I found it ..... mojo that is !!!
Look at these lovelies I pulled from my stash this morning. They are going to be a quilt.  "Metro Hoops" by Jenny from Sew Kind of Wonderful.  I decided that if I don't feel like designing then I'll make a quilt from a pattern that I love. At least if I'm sewing it will keep me inspired ....

Happy Quilting
Leanne xo

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Lost me Mojo :/

I don't know if it's the gloomy weather that has gone on for just too long or whether it's a creative slump that I'm in. Either way it's really annoying. I feel like I've lost my quilt design Mojo.
I have started a couple of new quilts recently only to be disappointed after a couple of blocks.
So, while on the phone to my Sister today, I sent her photo's of the offending blocks and what do you know...once I photographed them they came to life and gave me a glimmer of hope.
I also realised that I need to make quilts that I love. If I love them then I will put my heart into it and the end product will be just how I want it. So, back to designing for me and I'm sure you will all like the end result....
I've cleaned up my studio and have a plan to get back to my sewing machine. I have hardly sewn anything in about two months. IT'S TIME TO GET BACK TO IT !!!
(It's even a gloomy post. I need some sunshine !!!)
Back soon with some bright fabrics and a smile on my face :)
Happy Quilting
Leanne xo

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Tomorrow myself and some friends are off to the Sydney Quilt Show. I'm really looking forward to it this year. I have a bunch of people to catch up with, some workshops to do and of course shopping. Not that I need anything but it's nice to look.
Oh ! and I have a quilt hanging in the quilt display. It's one of 400!! This is the biggest hanging they have ever had in Sydney.
I'm also going back on Saturday just in case I missed something...haha
This is my quilt "Loulou". If you see her let me know what you think...
Below is a close up of the custom quilting I did on her. When I had finished this quilt top I was really disappointed with how bland the grey fabric looked. I was inspired by quilting that I saw at Green Fairy Quilts , and tried something new. Once I had quilted one section of the grey I was in love with it. The quilting brought the fabric to life.  
Before I go to the show I needed to get some work done. Below is an all over quilting on Noeline's quilt.
And this Star Wars quilt is Sarah's. It's for her big boy who is turning 9.
Both quilts were done with the same all over design "Bayside".
Today I'm having a break from quilting. I do have the next one loaded up but I have a sore shoulder so I thought it best to give it a couple of days off.
I'll be back with a show recap in a couple of days...
Happy Quilting
Leanne xo


Friday, 7 June 2013

Phew !!!

Finally a day to sit and have a chat to you. I am sitting on a couch at Ford's service centre waiting for my car to be serviced. That's a bit sad really isn't it ? The only spare time I have is when I am forced to wait somewhere. But I'm not complaining.
I have been super busy quilting, quilting, quilting !!!! Which is a good thing seeing as though it's my business :)
In the last week and a half I have done 3 custom quilts. I normally only schedule 1 a month but I got behind and then I had a rush one. I have been chained to Dudley (my quilting machine). I'm very lucky to have a great family that understands what I do and just deals with eggs on toast for dinner lol !!!
Now to some of the quilts I have recently finished...
This is the 5th one of these beautiful quilts I have customed. So I can get through them a bit faster than when I did the first one. This one is Irene's...
The quilt below is the Cessnock Quilters raffle quilt for next years biannual exhibition. Lots of feathers !!! The front reminds me of blue and white china. The back (below this one) looks amazing. I'm really happy with how this turned out. They should be pleased with it.

Feathers, feathers, feathers !!!!!!
 Next up is Jody's. This bright little quilt is going to Darling Harbour for the Sydney Quilt Show. It will be hanging in the Husqvarna stand at the show. I had to do a super custom on it. My name will be front and centre so it had to be good. Firstly I stitched in the ditch around all the embroidery blocks. Next I did a 1/4 inch border around each block. The background is a simple all over swirl. Each of the embroideries were stitched around and a different custom design was used in each block in a matching colour.

This photo isn't very good. I stole it from Jody's facebook page :)
I will put some better one's up in a couple of days.

 After all that I am quite enjoying just sitting here on this couch. I have had hot chocolate served to me and they have just taken my lunch order. Just what my weary body needed at the end of week.
Now I get to sit and do some hand sewing. Yes they will all think I'm a grandma but who cares, they don't know what they are missing....haha. Love my hexies !!!
Happy Quilting
Leanne xo