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I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Packers and Quilting...

I'm doing some stitching on this little quilt while watching the Packer game.  I know it will take me longer than the Packer game to finish but that's okay with me. 

I'm doing the appliqué in wool because I love working with wool.

This is the second quilt we are doing from Kim Diehl's Simple Whatnots 2 Club.  I'm taking the class at Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop in Cedarburg WI. Really cute shop :-) 

Packers win!!!!!

Have a good Sunday,

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hello September....

Where has the summer gone?  Time does fly by!

This quilt was made by me!  I still can't believe I made this.  I joined the Kim Diehl club at the Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop. This quilt was a challenge!  I'm kind of new to quilting, I know how to sew but quilting is quite different. Cutting accurately all those little squares, marking, sewing a scant quarter inch seam, all those little pieces to stay organized are just a few things I learned how to do. Oh and read directions over and over again.  I am totally hooked on quilting!  I can't wait for the next class :-)

I getting ready for my craft fairs. Making a lot of wool appliqué pieces.


And more wool.

First fair September 19 @10:00, Holy Hill Art and Crafts Fair in Hubertus, WI.

Now for a tip....

I like my work to have a primitive look.  Sometime when working with wool I can't get the antique looking color I like.    If the color is too bright coffee dye it!

See the difference? The piece on the right is the coffee dyed wool...the perfect color!

Enjoy your day,

Friday, May 29, 2015

Rainy Friday.....

So what do you do on a rainy Friday?  
Go shopping for flowers....

I haven't planted them yet because it's supposed to get down into the 30's this weekend.  Right now it's 78.  That's Wisconsin for you!

House clean, laundry done. Check and check.

Now I get to work on my newest quilt.

This one is very time consuming.  Lots of points to match but I love it!  You might think I'm crazy but I really like doing this.  Sew a row, open it up to see if everything matches and if points are sharp.  I think I've done about 3/4 sewing and 1/4 unsewing but if it looks likes this I'm happy!  

Just 5 more rows to sew.  

This pattern is on Bonnie Hunters Blog Quiltville.  It's on the free page. Yes I said free!  She has so many tips and she is a scrappy it!

Off to my sewing.

Enjoy your weekend,

Friday, May 22, 2015

Almost Summer Sewing

You know when you are working on something so cute and it's looking so good that you just have to share it?  Well I would like to share pictures of what I'm  working on. This mini quilt it's called Little Red Eight by Red Button Quilt Co.  I just love their patterns!

I had all the block rows done on Wednesday.... I thought.  When I put all the rows together my  pinwheel blocks didn't line up sooo I made them over.

Now they fit perfectly.  I did the stitching last night.  I hope to have enought time this weekend to back it, quilt it and bind it.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, May 14, 2015

All Prepped and Ready to Sew....

I spent the last two days prepping some stitching and stitching.

I have my block of the month ready for stitching. These are blocks 9 and 10 of Norma Whaley's How Does Your Garden Grow. I'm running a little behind but I'm hoping to get these done before my next blocks come....that's my goal.

This table topper is all ready for stitching.... I just love this!
This is a custom order.  My customer and I worked together to come up with this design.
I love it when two minds work together so well!

Here's the fabric for my next project.  All starched just hanging to dry.
Yes I do starch my fabric before cutting into it.  I think it's easier to cut the fabric more accurately  when it is starched. 

I bought this kit along with the pattern in Chicago when I went to the Quilt Market. So cute and I get to do a little embroidery on this one.

I finished these pillows last night.  These are going to be for sale at my craft fairs. They look so great on the chair I just might have to make one for myself :-)

I'm off to do some stitching.

Enjoy your weekend,

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Finished this quilt wall hanging and in time for summer.
It's hard to see but I finished off the quilt with a blue print binding.

Now back to working on some wool appliqué...

and I think I'll finish another quilt hanging that I made for fall.  
This has wool applique vine and leaves in the borders.

I am so happy I learned how to machine quilt.  I'm loving all the mini quilts that are so popular now. I have my eye on some new ones I would like to make or try to make.

Enjoy your day, 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Working on Something for Summer and a Tip....

I'm pretty much a beginner quilter but that hasn't stopped me from trying to design a wall hanging.  

It all started with this pattern from Buggy Barn.

I just loved the center flower basket.... perfect for wool appliqué.
 I wanted to make something more scrappy for summer in red, white and blue. 
I found some French General fabrics in the colors I wanted. 
I made the center wool appliqué and did the quilt squares. 

One problem..,
I think these squares are too scrappy.  
I love the fabrics.  
I just think I need more solids or smaller prints to make this block work. 
 I just don't like them for this project.  
So with the left over fabric and buying a neutral fabric I made these blocks.

Now these pinwheel blocks look so much better to me. 
I had the piano key stripes cut so I added them to make the wall hanging larger. 
Used the left over red for a border. 
 I like how it all came together.

I have it all pinned and ready for quilting.
 For quilting I want to outline the wool appliqué and stipple the background on the block. 
I'm not sure how I going to quilt the rest.

Now here's my tip....
I take a picture of my quilt to see how the blocks and fabrics are working together. 
I will do this to audition fabrics for my borders too.  
I don't have a design wall and taking pictures works just as well.

Happy sewing,