Friday, April 13, 2018

~Turnabout Tulips ~

Hi! Happy quilting friends!   I'm so excited to finally be sharing my new pattern Turnabout Tulips.  My love of flower quilts inspired another super cute pattern.  


The pink and aqua fat quarters from the First Romance bundle by Moda made the perfect spring quilt.



But this quilt looks just as cute in more muted colors.  This is the same pattern in Cory Yoders new line Pepper and Flax.


Or how about some reproduction fabrics...  


And patriotic!  Love this one!  A coloring page has been added to this pattern so you can find just the right color combination for your decor.


You can find this pattern in my Etsy shop as a PDF download or Mailed copy.   And as a PDF in Craftsy shop.



Thanks for stopping by my little spot in Podunk!

~  Lea Anne ~ 

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring has Sprung?

Happy Monday morning quilting friends!  Here it is April 9th and I wake up to more snow!   Mother nature has lost her mind.  Father time needs to show her a calendar.  Yes, I love snow and it is so pretty but I'm longing for spring flowers, digging in the dirt and taking off a few layers of clothing.  My studio is bright and happy year around with flowery quilts everywhere.  So I thought I would share one of them with you today. This is Scrap Happy Baskets.


You can find the block tutorial here for the quilt above.  I didn't write a full tutorial for the quilt but I did give the width measurements for the block frame and sashings here.  
The finished quilt with better color and quilting closeups can be found here.

How about another sneak peak of what's been keeping me busy?  This is my newest pattern that will be released later in the week.  See you then!


Thanks for stopping by my snowy little spot in Podunk!

~ Lea Anne ~
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

First Day of Spring

Hello cute quilters!  Today is the first day of spring and it snowed last night.   What the heck?  Obviously mother nature wanted the new spring flowers to have a beautiful white backdrop allowing them to really POP and say HELLO SPRING!  She's so smart. What better way to get the attention of even the Gloomy-ist Gus, reminding us that warmer weather and brighter skies are headed our way.  The signs are everywhere in nature if your willing to take a moment to stop and take them all in.  

Life tosses us signs if we pay attention.  As I mentioned yesterday I've been in a slump for a few weeks and have been in need of something.  Well that something was a reminder of why I started this blogging and quilting journey.  This one e-mail put it all in perspective for me.  With the permission of sender I'm copy and pasting the exact email.  Thank you Turid for allowing me to share your e-mail.



The attached picture of their quilt made with my free Podunk Posy pattern.   


This is why I quilt, this is why I shared free patterns.  When I say "this" it's not that I could share her picture.  It was"This" moment for her, the comfort she felt. 

Thank you, Turid for sharing your story and photo.  You and your husband are in my thoughts, blessings to you both.  This was just the push I needed to get out of my slump.  

~ Lea Anne ~
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Monday, March 19, 2018

~ I can't wait ~

Good Monday Morning sweet quilty friends!  I've had a huge pile of blue and yellow squares sitting on my cutting table for weeks.  They were supposed to be for a leaders and enders project.  But I couldn't wait to sew up at least one block.


The plan is for a simple charm quilt big enough for the queen size bed in the spare bedroom.  These simple quilt patterns appeal to me more these days.  There was a time when I couldn't wait to learn how to make the more complicated quilts.  Now that I know how to make them they just don't have the same charm as the classic and traditional patterns.


And who doesn't just love a sweet little stack of scrappy squares.


It'll take some will power on my part not to sew this quilt up as fast as I can.  Well maybe I can make just one block a day!



~ Lea Anne ~

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