Quilt Gallery

football-player
Name of Maker: jadugas
From a photo of my football player grandson. His number is on his jersey. The number on his helmet is in memory of a fallen team member.
sunflowers-3
Name of Maker: jadugas
A bug just hanging out on the sunflowers.
button-tree
Name of Maker: jadugas
Dupioni silk background, a tree and buttons.
scrap-inventory
Name of Maker: jadugas
Quilt using my always growing scrap pieces.
mountain-home
Name of Maker: jadugas
Fabric collage for my nephew & his family's move from the coast to the mountains depicting his two children.
poppies-2
Name of Maker: Jennifer
A wall hanging created for a friend.  Design by Toni Whitney
the-indigo-orchid
Name of Maker: Heather Long
After living in the tropics for many years I have come to love the beauty in the Orchid flower. I decided to try and create a quilt using the Orchid flower and Indigo fabric. I wanted all the fabrics to be pieced so I decided that paper piecing was the best way to attempt this quilt. Working with each petal I mapped out the position of the 5 fabrics that I wanted to use in the orchid. I drew many lines on the paper until I had filled the petal and was able to paper piece the entire petal. The petals were then bound with the light blue fabric to give the outline that I could see in the original photo. The flower petals were sewn together and the centre was appliqued into place. I appliqued the entire flower onto a piece of raw silk and finished it off with machine quilting in the flower. I hand quilted the background with silk thread and incorporated blue beads to give the background some texture. The quilt is bound with the silk fabric and the light blue where the orchid meets the eadge of the quilt.
mother-and-child
Name of Maker: Georgia Andrews
"Mother and Child"  Fused applique portrait quilt with threadpainting and free motion quilting. I'm not overly proud of this work - but certainly proud of my daughter & granddaughter! Started shortly after Zara was born June 2011 - so many frustrations, delays, avoidances, restarts, etc. Finally finished . . . shortly before Zara turns 4! LOL! I certainly bit off more than I could chew in 2011 - would have tackled the piece quite differently if starting now, but it represents where I was at the time and celebrates a fabulous occasion.
happy-2
Name of Maker: makesgeese
What makes me happy?  My fabric stash does, and a needle and thread, and the time I spent stitching on this quilt. I hand pieced and hand appliqued this quilt from the pattern, "Blessings", by Robyn Falloon.  
my-stars-2
Name of Maker: makesgeese
...just a fun, happy, scrappy quilt.
my-muncy-compass
Name of Maker: makesgeese
I hand pieced the Mariners Compass blocks over several years on vacations in Vermont and on Cape Cod.  The Muncy, PA Historical Society owns the orignal 1855 quilt.  Two PA quilters, Neff and Youngman, drafted this pattern and reproduced the quilt.  The orignal quilt has 36 compass blocks.  Mine has 9...because "done" is fine by me!
flutter-card
Name of Maker: Wendy Watts
Mug rug made as part of TQS forum exchange.  Good opportunity to improve free motion quilting skills.
smith-mountain-morning
Name of Maker: Susan Erler
This is a quilt that I made for my brother.  It's Bonnie Hunter's pattern called Smith Mountain Morning.  I did adapt it and made piano key borders whereas her original pattern has triangles.

I didn't have enough scraps to make a scrappy one, so I used a Batik collection called Rockport from Timeless Treasures.  

 
jules-books
Name of Maker: Michelle Goldsmith
I made this quilt for my son Jules who had been nagging me for  a quilt.  My son is an  avid reader so I thought the  bookshelf was a good choice and the colour was Jules ' choice.  It can't be seen in the photo , but the backing is a linen/cotton newsprint fabric and I thought it was an amusing compliment to the bookish theme. It does have its practical side as well,   in
summer, the newprint side is on top and in winter, the bookshelf is on top.  This was my first attempt at modern quilting, and I must say I enjoyed it immensely.Since I made the quilt about a year ago it has been washed a bit, and it actually has improved it. The simple straight line quilting is more promenent  and  the texture  is softer and more cuddly.
 
Minnesota's Red Berries and Vines
Name of Maker: Janice Erickson
This is my interpretation of the quilt pattern "Holly and Mistletoe" by Blackbird Designs.  Also Jan Cunningham's color rendition named ‘Mountain Holly and the Rare Red-berried Mistletoe.’  When I saw Ms. Cunningham's quilt, I fell in love with it.  It took me over two years to make my version.  It is machine pieced and needle-turn, hand applique.  I machine quilted it myself.  I love these quilts!
 

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