Inspiration of the month

Our June inspiration comes from the very talented Leanne who blogs at shecanquilt. Leanne is not only terribly inspirational, she is also a wonderful person who by the way has no problem travelling all the way from Canada where she lives to London for the Fat Quaterly retreat! I have had the great fortune to finally meet her two years ago at the retreat after having “met” through the on-line quilting community.

Leanne recently started on a quilt series that features circles in a variety of colour schemes.

I have picked ‘Cycles 2’ for our feature because I love the suppleness of the colours that she used and the wonderful matchstick quilting. (Is it only me who has spotted a matchstick quilting trend?) This quilt made entirely from solids uses predominantly Kona cotton and Essex linen.

The colours of the quilt were inspired by the sun drenched, west coast, northern Pacific Ocean beaches with which she likes to evoke in our imagination weathered driftwood, rocks, shells, rain, waves and ocean storms. No problem,… I am already there in my mind.

The quilting was done using about six different coordinating thread colours and probably a lot of patience as the quilt is around the 39″ big.






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