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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~*~

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.

Scarecrows


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,
Leanne

8 comments:

Gayle said...

Your quilt is spectacular Leanne! Of course, you can never go wrong with a Kim Diehl design - right? (smile) Your wool applique projects are lovely - great idea to overdye wool with coffee to tone it down.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful Kim Diehl quilt! Welcome to the world of quilting! Love that applique runner too! Happy September!

~*~Leanne~*~ said...
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~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Gayle you're right about Kim's designs! I just can't get enough of quilting. I have a list of things I want to do and it keeps growing. You know how that is :-)

~*~Leanne~*~ said...

Thank you :-)

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