Friday, January 11, 2013

Show and tell Contest

This is my Favourite quilt from 2012.  I entered it in a contest over at  There's so many lovely quilts entered in this contest.  If your interested in voting you can vote for 4 quilts this month.  You can vote here.  My quilt Summer Romance was a Iron Quilter Challenge that wasn't finished until six months after the challenge closed.  Sometimes a gal can get in over her head!  However I was glad I took my time and finished.

This center design is from Applique Quilts by Craftworld books.  Its called the 65 Roses quilt.  The design was to be enlarged 200% but I choose to leave it as printed in the book and doing the math to make the little rosebuds fit.  I also reworked the corner motifs, thus not having 65 roses.  The little birds in this quilt were designed by Wendy Sheppard over at Ivory Springs.  I altered the pattern a bit to frame the heart, its also in the border.

 The little birds made this quilt.  The colors in the quilt reminded me of little bluebirds.

 Tons of SITD, micro stippling and crosshatching with Invisafil thread.  This was the first time doing micro stippling and using Invisafil thread.  I love this thread, it backtracks nicely and doesn't take over the quilt.

 This quilt was definitely out of my comfort zone of quilting.  The center quilting was inspired by Karen Mctavish books.  I used 2 layers of batting to help give the trapunto look with out all the trapunto effort.
Until next time "Quilt out of your Comfort Zone!"

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  1. OH.MY.GOSH!!!!!!!!! This quilt is a MASTERPIECE! It is absolutely fabulous! Why didn't you enter this in Paducah? I'm off to vote...I'm just floored with the beauty of this amazing quilt! Would you care if I feature it on my blog? You are an amazing artist! Cheery wave! Bev

  2. This is an amazing quilt! You have my vote Lea.

  3. WOW!! That is simply amazing. What machine do you quilt with?


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