This quilt was inspired by show 2127 where Ricky demonstrated how he made his own version of an antique Sumter Rose quilt. I used Cherrywood Hand Dyed fabrics for the flowers and a cheddar for the background (in my world cheddar is a neutral). I drafted my own pattern and used the Appliquick tools for the applique just like Ricky did (my frieds Joyce Cushing and Sue Chase did a few pieces too just to check out the process). I used Westalee Circles on Quilts rulers for the Babtist Fan design. Thaks Ricky for such a great way to try new technichs, it was such fun to make.
Hand Appliquéd and Machine Pieced. Designed by Irma
Gail Hatcher. Irma Gail is a friend and I appreciate
all the encouragement and help. Longarm quilted by
Eddie Landreth. With 4 other friends we made pur own
versions of Conway Album.
A friend had lost her son to cancer, he was 22 years old.I asked her if she wanted me to make a memory quilt. She wanted 3 one for her , one for her grandson that was 2 months old when his dad died and one for her Husband.
IJake had been sick for a while and so there wasnt really enough shirts to make one quilt let alone 3 . So I picked out a couple of shirts that worked together for each quilt and then added photos and racing ribbons, and cards. Then I picked out a few fabric colours that I thought would compliment the shirts . I then filled in with simple blocks : stars and flying geese predominantly. It took a while but I got them done with the help of a local long armer.
Its funny, as I was making them, I was going through his clothes, photos and memorabilia and I felt close to him. I was afraid that the quilts would be morbid but instead it was like he spoke to loved ones through the quilts.
After Christmas with all of the red and green, I'm ready for something different, so I made this wall hanging with snowflakes. It's my own design, made with fusible web, and raw-edge appliqued. I used Forest Frost Glitter II fabrics from Moda. Quilting was simple, with stitch-in-the-ditch in the border, around the snowflakes, and then echoed again. Then I quilted in some falling snowflakes in the background.
We went on a trip to Istanbul where we were able to visit the beautiful mosques and palaces. The patterns and colours of the tiles are an inspiration and I made this quilt as my homage to the craftsmen who designed and decorated these amazing buildings. I was also inspied by Pat Holly's "Turkish Treasures"
My colour palette came from the tiles and is turquoise, cobalt, navy, white and green. I drafted the patterns by hand using small elements of the tiles and putting different sections together
This was a project for a quilting group I am part of. The pattern is a simple enlargement of the Courthouse Steps block. Right as I started it, the news came through about the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This project morphed into a nod of respect to her - an admirable woman who taught us all to be upstanding, productive, age with vitality, and fight for life to the end. It’s all made of scraps, but each was chosen with a meaning to represent some thought about her. The fiery center block is her as the Flame of Justice. The colored steps are the great colorful cacophony of America and its people that she supported. The ghostly pale strips are the people and cases that went before and framed her rulings. Each of the side strips is matched to the side across from it to represent her quest for equality. The binding is her black judicial robe with her ever present pearls. It was a simple quilt to construct, but is one of my favorites.
A fun celebration of colorful circles.
The central medallion is mandala-like with three rows of circles, increasing in size, and changing value as they go around the circle.
The outside border has smaller circles weaving around larger circles and changing color gradually as they weave around the outside.
More than 20 years ago, I went to California and surprised Mom at a Road2CA Alex Anderson stars class. The five center medallion stars are from that class. Adding 4 diagonal half star blocks and 4 quarter star blocks created the center diamond. Machine appliqued clamshell corners finish the quilt back into a square. I loved playing with my colorful fabrics on a black ground color!
I gifted this to my daughter for the completion of her Master's Degree. I never made her Undergraduate Degree quilt, and every time she saw this she said how much she liked it... so it became hers! I took this in a class about a year and a half ago, completed a couple months ago.
I made this quilt for friends of mine. They have a lot of interests, so chossing blocks was easy. There is a cat block, bookshelf, and music across the top. Along the bottom is chemistry glassware (They are both chemists), delectable mountains (Thanks to the 2019 BOM!), and the funny looking squares is supposed to be a game board. The feathered star in the middle was made twice. When I originally made the half Lemoyne stars surrounding the central medallion, I forgot that they are supposed to be triangula -- so the rectangles went in the border. This is not the quilt for those whose mantra is "Perfection is Overrated!"
This is a quilt made for my brother, who spends every weekend that he can in the mountains. I really enjoyed making this quilt, finding the outdoors themed blocks, and putting it all together, probably because I love the outdoors too! I quilted it with curclicues and everyso often would make a leaf or a star. It wasn't until I was phtographing the finished quilt that I discovered the sideways log cabin block. Well, I'm not fixing that now! It is a metaphor for life.
This was my "What was I thinking?" project. I bought a charm pack of florals. I don't do florals, and they had been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years. Why did I buy them? Awesome sale! lol! So, I started playing with them and decided to turn them into a trellis or lattice work thingie. And then it looked so bare. What to do? Inspiration came to me, and I added some vines, leaves and flowers, and a couple of hummingbirds. Everything on top is fused, raw-edge appliqued.