Monday, September 12, 2016

Susan's "Swoon 16" quilt!

Susan made this fun "Swoon 16" quilt, pattern by Camille Roskelley
and made with Bonnie and Camille "Daysail" fabrics.
I've quilted a few other swoon quilts similar to this, but this one is a 16" block...which is my most favorite size to quilt, so the rulers I used to quilt it are a different size.
I used a 4" circle ruler for the inner star peel design.  I used a 5" circle ruler in all the house shapes, in the block.  I used the 7" circle ruler for the design I made in the background of the four corners of each block.  Lastly, I used a -12- curve ruler from Linda at The Quilted Pineapple.
 I wish I had better light for pictures...
 Fun for me to see the design as a whole.
 The design created in the center, where all the four corners my favorite!
I love how it looks with the curved lines in the sashing.
 Close up of the block and close up of the corners!!!!  Love it!

 I can see why so many people love the "swoon" quilt, especially this size!

Here is a video of me quilting the block continuous without having to stop and start new threads.  When I do ruler work or any custom work, I like to try and figure out the easiest and fastest path to quilting a block.  This video shows how I shuffle around the rulers as I quilt, which may be too much for you, the more you do it the easier it gets.  I love the look that ruler work gives a quilt.
For more video's check out my YouTube channel!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy sewing~!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Kim's 'Swoon' with V&Co fabrics

- Kim's 'swoon' made with V&Co fabrics -
(Click on the pictures to see them closer in a slideshow.)
This swoon block is between the 16" swoon and the regular swoon.
The Swoon pattern is by Camille Roskelley.
The colored fabrics are by Vanessa Christensen from V&Co.
The grey background is a Moda cross weave and is available for the time being <here>.
I drew out this geometric light custom design awhile back, and my client decided on a different option.  I was excited when I saw these fabrics, and knew that this quilting design would lend itself well to the geometric designs in Vanessa's.  I love how it turned out. 
 For the curves I used three circles ranging from 5"-7" and a curve ruler from my wonderful friend Linda at The Quilted Pineapple.  I also used her 5" and 12" edge rulers for all the straight lines.
 I love these angled views of the quilt that show different textures created by the curves and lines.
 You may wonder which ruler I used where... 
 I will tell you this, because each block is a different size a curve that may work in one of these blocks isn't going to work the same in a different block.  I recommend getting a circle and curve ruler set that gives you a range of options.  I use each of Linda's curve rulers all the time.  Sometimes a -12- is great for the sashing, and other times I need the -20-.  You won't know until you have the quilt on and ready to quilt.  Circles are great for a deeper curve.  I have a set of circles ranging from 3" up to 11", which I highly recommend.  The rulers I have are designed by a company that is no longer in business.  They really only have one line that runs horizontally and vertically.  I recommend looking for a set that has more measurement lines, and possibly some other lines helpful for peel curves.
I wish I had a great set to recommend...and maybe you have a great set, if so please share...OR we can beg wonderful Linda to make us a set!!  :)
 A straight on look at the block quilted.
 The fun design where the block four corners meet...I always love to see how it all comes together.
Thanks for stopping by, happy sewing!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pam's disappearing four patch quilt

 This is Patricia Ritter and my "Opal" pantograph design.
It is available in paper and several different digital formats.
To see more of our designs go to Urban Elementz.
 I don't have a computer for my machine, so I'm using the paper pantograph.
It is pictured here on my machine table, I hope it helps you to see the design better.
Pam used a cute line of fabric from AdornIt.
 This pattern is called a Disappearing 4 Patch, and the pattern is from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Search for their easy tutorials on YouTube.
 Here is a close up of the Opal pantograph, I love how it flows nicely from left to right.
 I used an 8020 cotton/poly batting, and a 30 tex white perma core thread.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

"Merriment" on a Winterberry!

Pam made this beautiful quilt out of Winterberry by Kate & Birdie from Moda.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to finally quilt out Patricia Ritter
and my "Merriment" pantograph.  All of our pantograph designs are available in paper and
several digital formats.  This design has been my most favorite to quilt out. 
 All of our designs are available at Urban Elementz.
 I used an 8020 cotton/poly batting, and a white 30 tex perma core thread from A&E.

 I love the movement of this design and how it just kind of dances across the quilt.

 Close ups!

Thanks for stopping by~!
happy quilting

Monday, April 25, 2016

Lisa's hexie Juggle quilt!

Lisa requested that I quilt Patricia Ritter and my Marmalade pantograph
on her Juggle hexagon quilt.  I was thrilled with how it turned out.
Marmalade is available in several different pantographs, pictured above it the edge to edge design.
It is also available in a border design, border corner, a stencil and a stocking design. 
Click here to see everything available:
Here is a look at the minky back.
Close up!

Camille Roskelley created this Juggle pattern, available on her site.
These are her and her mother's Happy Go Lucky fabrics. 

Close ups!

Marmalade is our most popular pantograph, it quilts beautifully on
so many different patterns.  Love it!
Thanks for coming by!
Happy quilting, Leisha~! 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Barbara's beautiful quilt

When I saw Barbara's quilt I knew I wanted to quilt
 Patricia Ritter and my Veranda pantograph, I think it compliments
 the fabrics and pattern she used.
 The quilt pattern is called Mosaic from Edyta Sitar's "Friendship Triangles" book.
You use the LBQ-0222 Triangle Papers for every pattern in her book.  
 Click on the image to make the pictures bigger.
 Barbara used a variety of traditional fabrics, and tied them together with the black fabrics.

 I love how Veranda, the pantograph, dances across the quilt, creating beautiful textures.

 Close up!

 The back!  Love the repetitive look that a pantograph gives. 

 I used a 'dyed natural' cream perma core 30 tex thread, and 8020 batting.
If you're interested in any of Patricia and my other pantograph
designs head over to
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