Monday, March 20, 2017

Shades of leather

Who knew there were different shades of purple in leather. haha  This is 46x58...and a bit heavy, because of the leather.

Each block has 3 pieces of leather...all the rest is cotton.


I sewed the leather pieces down with a variegated thread.

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When I was sewing it together, all the pieces looked purple....there was no sunshine that day and the studio was not bright. when i quilted it .... some of the pieces look green. but the back of them look dark purple.  who knows.

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I wanted to quilt them with the same thread, but the longarm wasn't feelin' it. so the leather pieces are quilted down with Glide Orchid on the top and Bottom Line gold in the bobbin. I just sewed lines across the leather pieces.

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The background of the blocks was quilted in Glide Jade Green with a light brown Bottom Line in the bobbin. I had run out of the gold, so just switched to brown.

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I had trouble getting a good pic of the back...i used a dark navy. 

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And...the threads


It's not a large quilt....small couch size....but the good thing is it can be thrown in the washer. the leather pieces are sewed down well and will survive. i haven't tried to put leather in the dryer yet.

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