O' Holy Night was my 2012 Christmas quilt. The background was paper pieced and then the manger scene was appliqued on top of the background. The pieced background is a miniaturized version of a pattern by Pam Bono called "Daisies in the Cabin" The original quilt pattern finished to 102" but I wanted it to be a wall quilt for my entryway. I reduced it down to 45" so it would fit on the wall space perfectly. I selected varying values of sage green and cream batiks. The applique is raw edge fusible using Kona cotton. It was one of the first quilts I quilted on my Gammill. It is quilted with Superior So-Fine in both the top and the bottom. May the Christmas season be filled with the joys and miracles of the season.
The original Pied Piper, our Santa brings us the joy of the Holiday Season
Hand Embroidery Machine Embroidery
Embellishments--, beads buttons, gold trim, yarns
My first quilt. Machine embroidered and pieced by Suzanne. Took almost a year but now on display in our room. Loving the quilting by Marilou. Instructor, Cyndy of Grome's in San Antonio. So worth the time and money. On to our next adventure. Thank you for allowing me to share our new quilt baby addition.Tessa
This quilt was just a fun project for my quilting studio. I am teaching my friend Penny to quilt and the five fun little pre-printed panels are depictions of the journey of sharing time and space with a fellow quilter. I found a lovely new fabric line of shell fabric along with gradiated fabrics at my local quilt shop and decided to use purple fabric to contrast with the gradiated fabrics used in the blocks. The sewing machine is machine appliqué I based on a line drawing from Urban Elementz. The cardinals with sewing notions are machine embroidery designs from Embroidery Library placed on circles then appliquéd on.
This is an Edyta Sitar pattern from her Scrappy Firework Quilts book. While I have done some overall free motion quilting on my domestic machine in the past, this was my first attempt at taking my quilting to the next level. I used Cindy Needham's Ultimate Background Stencils as well as free motion quilting. What an enjoyable learning experience this was.
Made for my great grand daughter Natalie Rose. The nursery is decorated with safari animals in gray, yellow and turquoise, so planned the colors and theme to match. Inspired by a pattern by Mommy and Me. Drew the elephants and used Zig zags rather than square blocks.
Made a few blocks during the flying geese craziness on Bonnie Hunter's Open studio. My hat's off to those who made a full quilt! I quit at 16! Makes a nice little wall hanging. If you bought her video teaching this block, it is in the gallery. Good way to use small scraps.
My quilt was influenced by my desire to create a simple methodically pieced scrap quilt. I chose 4 fat quarters in two color ways and a simple chambray background that would appeal to my sons and their girlfriends. I wanted quilt that my sons would want to have in their homes for many years. I wanted a simple geometric quilting to contribute to this esthetic.
I bought aboriginal fabric at Paducah several years ago, loving the designs. Linda O'Sullivan teaches row quilt classes at Bernina Connection in Tallahassee. It was a perfect project combination. I learned a lot about various techniques with this project. It just makes me smile.
The quilt is an homage to my grandfather, a country doctor who had a passion for gardening. I used the Blooms for Julie project pattern offered at thequiltshow.com. I adapted the pattern and chose to needle turn the applique and use 3-D folded flowers for the centers of the pieced center flowers and on some of the geometric flowers in the border.
I made the quilt for my son who moved into his first apartment. It is a reduced size version of the center of a larger quilt I am hand quilting. The stars around the center were fussy cut from one yard of fabric. I was bothered by one of the stars that stood out from the others. I didn't have enough fabric to make another 8 pointed star. Should I find and buy another yard? That star represents how different we all can be. I am proud of my son and his unique qualities. "Dare to be Different" is my gift to him as he moves forward.
This quilt is based on a photograph I recently took of my daughter as I watch her grow and blossom into a beautiful young woman. I hand drew the mosaic design. It is raw edge, fused and then free motion stitched. There is over 4,000 tiny pieces that make up this quilt.
During a visit my brother planned a ride on the High Trestle Trail, part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy. I was so awestruck as we approached the bridge, I knew I had to make a quilt. Two years to the day after our ride, it was finished. The sky is pieced with angular squares. The bridge is done with a modified paper piecing technique, as well as applique. The rider is done with applique and thread painting. The Des Moines River is quilted in the sky, as well as rotating squares to reflect the design of the bridge. There is also quilting to pay homage to the railroad, with the ghost of an engine and a coal car. It was accepted into the AQS Des Moines Quilt Show October 2016.