Monday, March 2, 2015

Echoes - Ta Da! & she is in the QuiltCon magazine too

Echoes

I have waited a long time to introduce you to my quilt Echoes. She is a large quilt - about 70" square and was made from Kona Charcoal and a bunch of small pieces of Kona blues and greens.

Echoes uses the allium block that I designed last summer - again I stress that although I made this block up myself and gave it a name, it does not mean that someone else did not also invent it earlier, I just have not seen it before.


I designed this quilt, made her and shipped her off to the kind folks at Interweave (F & W) in September. And when I got to QuiltCon I got to see her in the QuiltCon magazine for the first time - go here to see it/buy one if you don't see it at your usual shop. This is a wonderful magazine, and there are photos of quilts from the show and patterns from several of my quilting friends too.

Echoes

This large quilt was styled so nicely in the magazine and my pattern looks so nice. This is my first pattern in a print magazine and I am so proud of it.

Echoes

Echoes has a lot of negative space and I have to say I just love this quilt. I love how you see the echoes of the circles and that your brain wants to continue to echo the circles further into the negative space. It's fun how three allium blocks give you the echo of five full circles, and so many partial ones, and squares are echoed too.

Echoes

I quilted Echoes using a variegated aqua Superior King Tut thread with straightish lines set at random widths apart from 1/8" to about 1" or so. I wanted to use a style of quilting that I both love and that is easily done on a home machine. The coloured thread adds such a nice extra to all the negative space without detracting from the industrial modern style.

All these photos are after she was washed as I wanted to ensure that the extra texture was present.

Echoes

For her back, I pieced big chunks of some favourite fabrics. And she even has a hanging sleeve already on, which is nice because she was accepted to be in the Canadian Quilter's Association juried show in June too.

Echoes

You can see that this quilt is too big for my usual quilt photo location - a stairwell in my office building. But this photo gives you a good idea of her true colours - the dark grey is so hard to photograph well.

This is the last of my QuiltCon related posts. It was so nice to have my quilt in this special magazine as part of QuiltCon.

Best,


Leanne

39 comments:

  1. That is an amazing quilt. Love the dark grey and the block.

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  2. Gorgeous quilt. Love the three pairs of feet peeping out!!

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  3. That is gorgeous. I love how the variegated thread adds just a touch of color and a ton of depth.

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  4. Leanne. I think this is 100% my favorite of all of your quilts. I am at a loss for words.....

    I will say, though, that your photo on the right sidebar is really fab. What a great picture of you.

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  5. Wow. That is (as we say round here) a stoater!! You should be very proud of it. And I used some of my quilt deciphering skills learned from you to find the 3 blocks! I thought it was 5 for a minute. So you should be proud of teaching this old dog new tricks, too! x

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  6. Oh I LOOOOOOOVVVE this - so clever! Fabulous as ever Leanne x

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  7. I always view your website on my phone 90% of the time. Then I seen Cindy 's comment and I had to full web version to see this super great pic of you. She is right, you look great!! And this quilt OMG!! There just aren't words

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  8. Wow I really love this quilt Leanne! Those points are perfect!

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  9. Ooooooooh! Great quilt, and it's very you, Leanne.

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  10. Congratulations Leanne - it is a stunning quilt :-)

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  11. Just lovely! I adore your quilting on all that negative space, and the allium block is so subtle yet striking. Very nice. And congrats on the magazine feature!

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  12. It's brilliant and I adore it! Your best quilt to date, can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the future. A BIG congratulations. I'll buy the magazine for your pattern alone!

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  13. This is original, just beautiful.

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  14. Gorgeous! Adore the simple colors and awesome design. Congrats!

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  15. I love this quilt, colors, design, everything is gorgeous. You are very inspiring, thank you once more for sharing your creativity

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  16. BEST YET!!! LUV it! The quilting thread does so much and the after imaging is awesome.

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  17. Congrats......such a beautiful quilt!!!! So exciting to be in the Quilt Con Magazine!!!

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  18. Oh Leanne, this has to be my favorite of your quilts! I love it so much! Congrats. :)

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  19. Love this Leanne. Congrats on the magazines, well deserved!

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  20. Congrats on your first magazine publication. I loved this quilt when I got my issue. Definitely one of my favorites. I also had a project in the same issue although in my case was a bit disappointed with the photography.

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  21. Just stunning Leanne! It's a real beauty and deserves to be in the magazine and every modern quilt show going. Well done!

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  22. I just love it. Will you sell the pattern? Because I am making two memorial quilts (one of my classmates got recently widowed and he was left with two teenaged boys), and if he agrees, I would like to use your pattern for the boys.
    Thanks (even if you say no, I am in love with your quilt).
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  23. This might be my new favorite quilt of all your finishes. It's a beauty.

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  24. Popped over from Flickr and glad I did - I had thought it 5 blocks until I read this so nice to look closer - I also think you appreciate the scale more from the magazine set. The block has echoes (!!) of ModPop for me although totally different and seems even pointier if possible.
    A beautiful achievement, you have so found your own style haven't you.

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  25. Breathtaking. It's a wonderfully created and executed design. Fabulous Job!

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  26. Congratulation! She's lovely and in my favourite colour combination too.
    Now don't laugh at me (too much), but when I look at her I have this image of a winter night with bright stars and somehow also high, clear sounds of bells.

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  27. It looks great and congrats on the publication.

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  28. I Love the colour combination It makes those 3 blocks sparkle!

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  29. It's a fabulous quilt. I love everything about it. The variegated thread for the quilting on the negative charcoal is scrumptious.

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  30. It's a fabulous quilt. I love everything about it. The variegated thread for the quilting on the negative charcoal is scrumptious.

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  31. Hello! Your quilt is stunning! I can't stop staring at it! I tried purchasing the magazine, hoping a pattern would be in it, but the magazine is out of stock. Do you sell the pattern?

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