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~*~
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!
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!
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.
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 :-)