Friday, 11 August 2017

back from the quilters

I've just received my 'queen of the May' quilt back from Leeanne the quilter.


Here's a few progress photos first, lots more here
{and see way back herehere and here for inspiration details and earlier decision dilemmas}


It's the first time *Leeanne & I have collaborated on a quilt together
and the quilting was not without a few panic moments!


It was quite touch & go with the yellow floral situation. I was seriously running out of it by the time I had finished piecing the quilt, and ended up joining it in quite a few places to get the required look. So, a few seams were narrow, less than your usual 1/4" which, once stretched out on the quilting frame, became somewhat comprimised.
And there was some fullness in those dresden circles too. I did wonder about cutting out the background once the cirlces were appliqued down, but it's not something I would usually do. I guess the thickness of the circles, plus the ricrac all shifted in the piecing process. 

However, Leeanne has done a brilliant job of sorting out my slap happy technique. Have a closer look . . . 











Thank you so much Leeanne.
Onto the binding this weekend now. 
Linking up with Kelly for 'needle and thread thursday' here at myquiltinfatuation
and with Myra for 'finished or not friday'  here at busyhandsquilts 

a bit more #66
*Leeanne is based in Whangarei, NZ and specialises in custom quilting.
To see more of her work or contact her, pop over here at quiltmekiwi
or here on instagram
- there's more close up quilting pics of my quilt over on Leeanne's blog too.


26 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful quilt, I loe all the colours, especially in this grey wintery weather. Leanne has done a beautiful job, makes me look forward to the day when I can get a quilt professionally quilted.

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  2. Absolutely stunning! Leanne's marvellous Quilting has made the quilt glow. What a clever lady. The yellow fabric looks wonderful!

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  3. This is gorgeous! That explosion of colors must make you happy each time you look at it. Great job.

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  4. This is such a happy, cheerful quilt. The yellow is the perfect background for all of your scrappy circles and the rickrack is a great touch.

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  5. Wow! Stunning. This was a wonderful top before quilting, but now!! No matter how many times I see it, I'm always surprised to see how much better a quilt top looks when quilted.

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    1. Thank you so much LeeAnn.
      I’m very pleased with it. I love how the quilting seems to enhance my piecing, and not overpower it as can happen sometimes.
      Have a great weekend

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  6. Your quilt is incredible! Love that zingy yellow floral so much. Really, really lovely quilt, we don't even see your problem areas! Great finish.:)

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  7. Lovely yellow, I agree, nice contrast. The quilting is beautiful.
    Congratulations.

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  8. Linda your Queen of the May was a ray of sunshine when all we had was rain, hail, wind and winter! Thank you.

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  9. Oh my gosh, this is breathtaking!!! Just beautiful!!

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  10. I am not a fan of yellow but I adore this quilt! I think it is such a lovely quilt- definitely inspiring!

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  11. What a beautiful, cheerful quilt! I love the bold mix of prints, and the quilting looks great.

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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca!
      It was fun making up the blocks, lots of printsonprintsonprints!
      And I’m so happy with the quilting, it really makes it a very special quilt.

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  12. It's always a joy to see how much the quilting compliments the top. What a wonderful finish. Congratulations.

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  13. She's done a great job and the finished quilt is just lovely. I still love that yellow floral and the way it sets off all the other fabrics.

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  14. Holy moley!! Just beautiful, and the quilting just adds to how stunning the colors and patterns are!

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  15. Linda, your Quilts of May is beautiful and so bright and cheerful. Leeanne has done an amazing job of quilting it for you

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  16. Such a bright and cherry quilt - Leeanne has added such a beautiful element to the finished product. And a cute wee backing fabric too!

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  17. Beautiful quilt Linda, and Leeanne has done a great job with the quilting. Spring has come along early I think when looking at this quilt, you must be so pleased with it.

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  18. Gorgeous! I love that yellow background!

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  19. Love , love love your bright combination of colors and the feathers add just the right amount of flair.

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  20. How nice to see this quilt finished - it's beautiful Linda - in spite of your 'scary' sewing, it looks just perfect :-)

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Thanx for stopping by, happy sewing!