Monday, June 18, 2012

This and that

Butterflies - top done

With less than 2 weeks to spare, my focus has returned to Rhonda from Quilter in the Gap's Finish-A-Long. I had 9 of these butterfly blocks at the beginning of the quarter and as of now, I have a pieced quilt top. I think these blocks are so pretty and a nice way to showcase these fabrics, which are Terrain by Kate Spain.

Hopefully I can get this top quilted by the end of the month, as it is on my FAL list. I am also hoping to quilt my Stained quilt for the FAL too - it is a good thing I like quilting part of quilt making so much.

Double Circle Flying Geese Pillow

On the weekend I finished my first ever pillow (cushion to some). I learned how to make this Double Circle of Geese at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in my class with Lynne from Lily's QuiltsThe fabrics are Summerville by Lucie Summers and black Quilter's Linen. My youngest has claimed this pillow as his birthday present.

Kaffe Fassett fabrics for me

Do you remember Claire and her ROYGBIV reversible quilt? Go here if you have forgotten.

Kaffe Fassett fabrics

Claire and her dad sent me this stunning set of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I can hardly wait to use them to make a quilt just for me - they are perfect, thank you!

And if you have not yet voted, the finalists are up for the Summer Sewing Contest at Ellison Lane Quilts and you should head over to vote, there are a lot of beautiful things in the final cut (including many of my friends' makes, although not mine). Thank you to Jennifer for all the time and work in  hosting this event.

Ellison Lane Quilts

Since this post has a finish, work in progress and beautiful fabric, I am going to link it to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story (the button is over on the right). I have been missing these regular link ups, there is always a lot of inspiration there.

Best,

Leanne

31 comments:

Jenny said...

Love your quilt, it's gorgeous! Your pillow is so fun too!

Manda said...

Gorgeous quilt and i love th cushion! :)

Flying Blind... said...

Love those butterfly blocks (need to get my Retro Flowers finished (FAL Q3 I fear!).

I am in the final against all the big guns!!

Sadie said...

Your terrain butterfly top is beautiful! Makes me want to work on my terrain quilt too.
I bet your son is loving his new cushion :-)

Teje said...

Hi Leanne! I love your butterflies! You have also so beautiful fabrics - enjoy starting with them! I have been making butterflies, too. Now I think that I could make these blocks to gather them for a quilt. x Teje

Patchwork and Play said...

Summersville looks great in the double circle of geese! And the Kaffe is gorgeous! Look forward to seeing what you will make from it!

Kelly said...

Love the quilt and the cushion just rocks!!

susan said...

Love the Terrain quilt, the fabric suits the flowers perfectly. And the pillow is brilliant. Love it with the black linen.

Annabella said...

Your quilt is just stunning and can't wait to see what you do with the KF fabrics!

Sarah said...

Love the butteryfly top, and the cushion is fab too - youngest has taste!

Mary Menzer said...

I'm not sure what to gush about first, those KF fabrics, so sweet! Your pillow! You chose a great class to take, and love that black linen. Your quilt top, glorious colors! A post full of goodies.

Jess said...

I love your butterfly quilt, just gorgeous! And how cool is Summersville in your cushion? Gorgeous!

Laura Taylor said...

Loving the butterfly blocks! So pretty!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Leanne, the butterfly quilt is just GORGEOUS - and in one of my very favourite fabric lines too! Lovely, lovely, lovely!!

capitolaquilter said...

I need to get back to my FAL also. Your butterfly quilt is so pretty as are the other projects. I just love your taste in fabric.

**nicke... said...

i need to revisit my list... it is dismal what i have accomplished... ;)

seaschell said...

Your butterfly quilt is beautiful! Great way to showcase Terrain.

MariQuilts said...

Love that butterfly quilt.

Pat said...

Love the butterfly quilt!

Heather D. said...

Beautiful stuff. I love that quilt especially.

Judith, Belfast said...

I am sooooo in love with those butterflies! I put them in my mosaic for the Brit Quilt Swap! And your FG cushion turned out fab! Well done! Hope the cold is taking a beating! Jxo

Sarah said...

It's been grey here for days now so your post is a fabulous splash of colour today! Love the butterflies - so cheery!

Svetlana said...

that butterfly quilt is going to be amazing! Love the way your blocks look, just gorgeous!!! as usual!

Cindy said...

Your quilt is just spectacular. Great pattern for those fabrics!

LOTJE said...

Beautiful sparkling butterflies! Love to see how you quilt it, good luck with the Finish-A-Long!

Katy Cameron said...

Loving that butterfly quilt, and your son has excellent taste in pressies (relatively cheap too, nurture this ;o) )

Anne said...

I really like your butterfly quilt. What a great scrappy use of fabrics. And I love the Kaffe bundle. He's one of my fav designers. Have tons of his prints.

Marci Girl said...

I love, love, love that butterfly quilt top, but I said that about the blocks before! Hope you get your FAL stuff done. Alas, I am down to the wire with mine too, I only have to do the binding on one quilt, so maybe I will get it done!

Claire Jain said...

Wow! I love those butterfly blocks. I'm totally Terrain obsessed ;-) Your geese pillow is so cute, too!

Shevvy said...

I am so in love with Summerville at the moment, I got more at the weekend. I'm desperately trying to get one thing finished for the FAL - but for some stupid reason I decided to hand stitch the binding. Sigh!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Found your butterfly quilt thru Pinterest, love it! =)