Xishaungbanna - Southern China, the brightly dressed women, and happy people all impressions of a visit to this region of China called Xishaungbanna.
Machine pieced and quilted using commercial cottons. The sheerness of the umbrellas is achieved with oil paint.
Xavier's Lone Star - I started this quilt in a weeklong workshop and completed the entire middle section and brown border seven years ago. I didn't know how I wanted to quilt it, so I hung it in the closet. When I decided how I wanted to quilt it, I did most of the quilting, but didn't know how to embellish the large setting squares, so it went back to the closet. When Xavier moved from a crib to a bed, I knew it would be for him and decided to applique large cowboy boots in each corner. After a trip to Houston for the show in 2012 and being unable to find a suitable stencil, I just traced my own boot, and put a stitching design on it. He finally got it for his 4th birthday in March. He loves it and sleeps under it every night.
X Marks the Spot - This quilt was started in a midnight Mystery class at The City Quilter in New York City. With all the fall colors, I thought it looked very masculine and so I gave it to one of my nephews. The quilting pattern is Autumn Leaves.
This quilt was shown at the Empire Quilters Guild show, Urban Inspirations, in New York City in March 2006.
Wyoming Wedding - This was a challenge for my quilting group where we had to have at least one feathered star. Also decided to make it for my daughter's wedding quilt. The last piece sewn in this quilt was one of the plain blocks in the middle of the quilt. (Nothing lined up)
Wuthering Heights Beauty - I made this quilt from the Wuthering Heights collection by Moda (and a few fabrics from my stash). I love the romantic pinks and turquoise combination and the matching pillow sets it off. The bed it is on belonged to my grandfather and I have wonderful memories of playing on it as a child.
Written in Thread - Embroidery was the first craft I learned as a child, and I still love it. The hand embroidery was done while spending time with friends during our Tuesday morning sewing sessions. This was a fun little quilt to make.