This little wall quilt started in a 'Tiny Houses' class with Laura Wasilowski in Houston, 2015 (http://artfabrik.com/workshops-lectures/workshops/). It is very loosely based on a cabin on my in-laws property where the cub-scouts used to meet when my husband was young. It is fused, embellished with hand-stitching and then machine stitched.
This wall quilt uses EPP hexagons to represent a DNA sequence that is appliqued onto a background and then quilted. The layout was prototyped using EQ7. The A's, C's, T's and G's are represented by 'logo pairs' carved onto stamp material and then stamped on the central hexagons with Tsukineko Ink. The sequence is a small part of the estrogen receptor gene (ESR1), an important gene in normal life but also a driver in breast cancer. It includes a mutation, shown in black ink (K303R), that causes an amino acid change at the 303 position and may lead to therapy resistance. The quilt was made as a gift for my friend, Dr. Suzanne Fuqua, who pioneered the study of ESR1 mutations and has scientific publications on this variant (listed as the background of the label) spanning 25 years. The background, backing and binding fabrics are all used with the 'wrong-side' out to tone down the designs and mute the colors. https://susieturn.blogspot.com/2016/10/esr1-k303r.html
This quilt was inspired by a sculpture that I saw and set out to recreate in fabric. It is made up of approximately 20 different blue fabrics in odd-shaped 2x2 pieces, to make it like a puzzle. I then used a free motion meander to quilt all the pieces down, doing detail quilting on the eye, nostril and mane and vertical quilting on the background. It is 27" by 38".
Hope you enjoy!
I love the influence of celtic design and art. I purchased the salmon colored fabric several years ago and have been unable to bring myself to cut it into little pieces. The large celtic spiral allow the fabric to still be seen and admired.
For my son's first child and my first granddaughter--Therese Marion---her mom Annie won the Christmas quilt previously posted. She was born July 9, 2016 and now loves crawling on her bright quilt. didn't use a pattern, just half square triangle blocks to look like a rainbow to got with the noah's ark theme in her room. This is the rainbow.
Made quilt for my sister-in-law who is battling lung cancer--she is doing well. Her granddaughters loved the quilt and wanted to take home for a while so I may have to make a few more. I added the four multi sized Dresden plates in the four corners to use up extra fabric. Also made a bag to hold the quilt from scraps, but forgot to take a pictures altho she wants me to make more to sell in her craft store, but no time right now.
Made this modern type quilt based on quilts I've seen in modern quilting magazines. Used white and lots of my scraps. the quilting really made the quilt, don't know if you can see in picture. Eunice is battling colon cancer and is 82 years young now living with daughter. She uses for a lap quilt.
Contains Christmas 2015 attendee pictures--small gathering that year so all had a much better chance of winning! My daughter-in-law saw it before raffle and fell in love with it and she was lucky enough to win----my sister who won last year did the drawing in front of everyone! Different pattern and did the pictures inset and loved how it turned out. And this year I made a larger bag to hold quilt from quilt scraps.
Made with pictures from Christmas 2013 and given away the following
Christmas in a drawing. Has become an annual event until everyone gets a quilt. Only the attendees are eligible and each family needs to get a quilt before a family can multiple quilts---est. at least 8 more years!
A 10th wedding anniversary quilt for my son and his wife, finished in 2015, and which has 480 three and a half inch appliqued blocks, each different, 60 appliqued side triangles, and 56 appliqued border blocks. The cornerstones are half inch and the inner border is made from 3/4 inch squares. The quilt took about 9 1/2 months from start to finish, working almost every day. It's 100X110 inches and fits their queen size bed just great. It weighed 11 pounds when it was done. :)
The patterns came from many many sources ( ever try to find more than 500 applique patterns that can be sewn in 3 1/2 inch blocks?!) but I did use many from the book "Dutch Treat" by Judy Garden. The 'house' border was adapted from a pattern by Bunny Hill Designs' "YoYoville" quilt pattern. Their border pattern only used three different house designs...and since I didn't want any block repeated I came up with the rest from other sources, or drew them myself, Their pattern used yoyos but I made just plain fabric circles and was pleased with the result.
The quilt is machine appliqued, with each applique being satin stitched, and home machine quilted. Hidden throughout in the quilting are words and names, etc, that have meaning to the anniversary couple. They will be finding them for years to come!
quilt made from Ricky Tims e-book Kool Kaleidoscopes received as a free book when renewing membership. I just used fabric from my stash to try out the technique. A design wall is essential for this technique. This was made on a Janome 8200 machine and some of the quilting was ruler on a domestic machine.
My mother-in-law gave me this bed cover that had been in a bag in her basement for decades. I brought it home, washed it and laid it over my longarm to dry. What a mistake that was! The linen and the crochet lace dried differently and there was a terrible amount of fullness. This changed my wholecloth design drastically.
I used a light floral backing, Hobbs 80/20 batting, a light grey liner and the linen on top of all that. You can see in one of the pics I uploaded how horrible the bottom border was stretched out of shape. In the next photo you can see how I tamed it.
I decided to frame in the middle and run various channels to look like a Victorian corset. Feathers and lacy fillers finished it off.
This quilt won viewer's choice at the Oakland County Quilt Guild in April 2016.
This quilt is for sale - serious inquiries only please.
"Saxony Farmhouse" was inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. The outer border is a nod to William Morris while the Dresden Blades throughout the quilt bring a traditional flavor to this quilt. The blocks are set on point and have applique sashes and posts. (Yup - those sashes were appliqued, not pieced!)
This is a great design to use up all those small florals and prints from other projects!
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