Friday, October 19, 2018

~ Podunk Plaid ~ Friday Finish ~

Hey Happy Quilters!  It's so nice to have a Friday Finish.  This will be my last fall/autumn quilt for the year.  Say Hello to Podunk Plaid.  

photo taken at Wallace Farms, Martinsville IN
Finishing at 63" x 72", she is the sweetest little thing.  The idea for this quilt came from a scrap pile of Autumn Love Fabrics  used in two recent quilts.  While doing the quilt math I realized the scraps were not going to be enough even though the pattern uses mostly Fat 8's.  So what the heck...order some more!  Once the fabric arrived this little gal came together in a flash.  Strip piecing is one of the best quilting tricks ever, don't you think?

A quick dig through the stash produced the perfect Riley Blake Yellow dot fabric for the backing.  Not sure when or where it was purchased but I'm sure glad it was in there.

Another quilt that is out of my color comfort zone.  ORANGE!  Who would have thought I could love orange so much.  It could be that Aqua border causing the swoon feeling. 

After completing the quilt, I started wondering how it would look in my favorite RED.  Oh.... now isn't this just darling?  My little grand daughter would look so cute curled up in this on Christmas Eve.

And since Halloween is just around the corner.  It really does look great in so many different colors. 

The pattern can be found in both of my online shops.  Craftsy for PDF only patterns.  And Etsy for PDF and Mailed patterns.

~ Lea Anne ~

Other patterns available in Etsy and Craftsy shops.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

~ One more for fall ~

Howdy Happy Quilters!  A couple of weeks ago while looking at my cutting table full of scraps from several different fall quilts I came up with a quilt plan to use those scraps.  After doing the quilt math it became clear more fabric was needed.  With a few clicks of the mouse the fabric was on it's way.  When it arrived there was a sweet little surprise attached.  How cute are these little buttons!?   I've ordered from Simply Love fabrics several times over the last couple of years.  It's one of my favorite Etsy shops because they put together adorable fat quarter bundles and have sales often.  Browsing the sale bin for end of bolt fabrics is one of my favorite things to do while taking a break.   

The original quilt plan was to use plain ole creamy white for the background fabric.  Until this darling calico peeked out of the stash cabinet.  The selvage is lacking the normal information, all it has is the color dots.  But I do remember where it was purchased, Coffee Cup Quilting in Trafalgar, Indiana.  So if you live close by and want a sweet little calico pop into Coffee Cup Quilting and tell them "Podunk sent me!". 

Another quick quilt, out of my color comfort zone, and I love it!   When I say quick I mean quick.  The cutting began 6 days ago,I took one day off for shopping and chores.  It will come off the frame today, the binding is cut, sewn together and ready to be added.  It doesn't get much quicker than that!  See you when it's done!

~  Lea Anne ~

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Friday, October 12, 2018

~ Farmhouse Pumpkins ~

Happy Friday!  Happy Quilters!  The Black Gingham has taken over my entire studio.  Here's my latest black gingham creation, Farmhouse Pumpkins.  A big ole thank you to Judy and Denis Stanton for allowing me use their old farmhouse for taking pictures.  Judy jumped right in and started bringing in extra props for the photos.

Not only am I working out of my normal color pallet, this quilt was sent to a professional longarm quilter.  Paula Spalding of Old Farmhouse Quilts did an amazing job, and quickly.  Paula does beautiful custom quilting but I wanted this one done as quick as possible so I chose the adorable little pumpkin vine quilting.  I could get used to sending out quilts for quilting(feeling spoiled).  If your interested in finding a new longarm quilter you can find Paula on her Facebook page by CLICKING HERE.

With fall in full swing there was tons of photo taking opportunities.  The leaves are starting to change colors and scatter about.  I'm looking forward to raking up a big ole pile for the garden.  Of course I'll play in them first!  Who doesn't love a big ole pile of leaves!

The Farmhouse Pumpkins pattern can be found in both my Etsy and Craftsy shops.  

Black gingham can be a little hard to find.  So I did a little research for you.  I found some on Etsy here.  And some at the Fat Quarter Shop.

~  Lea Anne ~

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Friday, October 5, 2018

~ Bumpkin Pumpkins ~

It's here! It's here! It's here!  Fall is here!  The cooler temps are SOOOO wonderful!  This change has sparked something inside me to work out of my color comfort zone.  My latest quilt Bumpkin Pumpkins is not my normal happy bright quilt.  

Grays and blacks have long been off my list of workable colors.  And to be honest orange rarely sees a rotary cutter in my studio.  This might be my favorite quilt this odd is that!?

Change is a good thing, it keeps things interesting.  Maybe that's just what was needed to start off the holiday season.

If not for the gingham I don't think I would love this quilt as much as I do.  Most of the fabrics in this quilt are Lori Holt fabrics from her Autumn Love and Bee Basics lines.  The Black Gingham was hard to find.  I couldn't find any online so I went to Joann's and purchased an entire bolt.   One week later I stumbled upon a quilt shop on Etsy with a nice black gingham.  If your interested you can find it here.  And one at Fat Quarter Shop, click here.

One of the original ideas for this quilt is this striking black and white version.  Isn't just elegant?!

Then I thought about purple.  Well my friends.....I still can't bring myself to work with purple.  But it does take on kinda spooky feel with purple.

Bumpkin Pumpkins pattern can be found in my Etsy and Craftsy shops.  

~  Lea Anne ~

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