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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, February 22, 2015

A Little Side Step..,.,

I just finished something I started almost a year ago.
 I know I'm a little slow but hey I finished it!

I saw this video from Missouri Star Quilt Company...Zipper Quilt.
To find it click here.

I kind of fell in love with this quilt.  I liked how simple it looked.  Hey I can do this quilt....I hope.

I didn't like the pictures I had on the wall and thought this quilt would be perfect!

I just love the fabrics!   

The colors are blacks, greys and beiges.  I love the color red and have touches of it in almost every room in the house so I had to add a little red in my quilt.

I used a variegated black to grey thread with a meandering how it looks on this quilt. 

Now this is just the second quilt I machine quilted. 
The first one I did was My Twisted Heart a little quilt for Valentine's Day.  You can read about it here and  here. The heart quilt is 16 inches square.  

This zipper quilt is 41 inches by 47 inches, a lot bigger!
I think it took me almost 6 hours to quilt and a lot of thread.  

Now on to finish my little 4 patch.

Enjoy your day,


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I think we all do that put things aside for whatever reason ~ but someday we'll finish it. You did ~ Yeah!!!
It turned out great and I love the colors and I like how you put that little touch of red in it!
Job well done!

Laura Chaney said...

Love the splash of red that you added! It helps make the quilt pop, and it's even better with the personal connection you have to using that color in your home.

Gayle said...

I made a zipper quilt a couple years ago after seeing a pillow at IKEA. The colors I chose were not great so it didn't turn out very well, but yours is gorgeous!

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Thank you Laura. I feel you can never have too much red!

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Thanks Robin. It is such a good feeling when you get something done that has been sitting around. I see you've been doodling again. I always love your color combinations.

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Thank you Gayle! I made a pillow out of the scraps but haven't finished it yet.