Quilt Gallery  (20,901 Quilts)

fireworks-2
Name of Maker: Lily Kangas

I have always wanted to use thread painting to depict fireworks. This piece won "Best of Show" in a challenge at a local art gallery in Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada in 2015.  It uses local landmark references such as The Roberta Bondar Pavillion tent and our city hall. The threads I used were Sulky Rayon and Holoshimmer threads for the fireworks.

stars-for-a-new-day-expanded
Name of Maker: Dwynette Valenti

Enthusiastically, as soon as it came out, I began working on the 2009 BOM, Stars for a New Day, but as work and health interfered, I lost interest and set it aside half-done.  Then 3 years ago, when my son announced his engagement to his earliest childhood best friend, I showed it to her, asked if she would like it as a wedding gift, and explained that she would have to patiently wait until it was done.  It needed to be bed-spread sized for a king bed, so I first had to decide how I might make that happen.  She did not want a pillow tuck, either.  Working with the height of their bed, and the sizes of the rows, I began adding to the quilt, first by making a wider spacer that fit perfectly along the 3 edges of the bed, and helps to frame the patchwork and give the eye a place to rest when the quilt is on the bed.  After completing the piecing, I long-arm custom quilted it, adding their names and wedding date in the bottom corners.  The quilt has no less than 5730 pieces of fabric and over 1.14 miles of custom, hand-guided stitching.

 

 

 

 

spinning-out-of-control-2
Name of Maker: Christine Waddell

I wanted to try making an 8 pointed star and when that was done it sat in a box.Fast forward to 2017 at the Tangled Threads Quilt Guild and we did a quiz to see wwhat kind of block we were. My answers indicated that I was a star block. The challenge: make something with your block hence in my case "star". I took this out of the box and pondered what to do: Medallion quilt Ok I set it on point and got stuck there and did a smaller challenge with my "hunter star" block.
Back at the design wall I desided to use Ricki's curved piecing with freezer paper a modification of the rhapsody concept. The quilt got carried over to our UFO challenge for this year. I added applique pieces to represent fragments flying off my spinning star. (Note: my motto is "Done is better than perfect"

b-w-plus-1-rhapsody
Name of Maker: Christine Waddell

 A quilt begun when Ricki did the Rhapsody lessons and not completed until 2016. I used my Accuquilt cutter to cut the applique. I had started as an entry for our Black and white and one other colour challenge. I finished for our UFO challenge.

my-very-first-quilt-2
Name of Maker: Diane Oster

I wanted to learn how to quilt and this was the pattern I selected as my very first intro into quilting.  I loved the piecing, but not so much the quilting and binding. It has been sitting in my sewing room unfinished for too many years.  I finally decided it was time to get some of my UFOs completed, and this is the first one I worked on.  I used my emboridery machine to do all the quilting, and that was a first as well.  I learned a lot since I started on this quilt, and have ejoyed my journey of quilting. It all started with this quilt.

rise-and-shine
Name of Maker: Cris Rohn Hartman

-  I had these chicken blocks for several years and finally was motivated to put them together into a quilt for our 2016 bird-themed quilt show titled, Feather Your Nest With Quilts”.  The blocks are from That Radical Roosters quilt patterns by Florine Johnson.    I found great fabrics to highlight the fun roosters in the quilt.    Quilted by Lori Johnson of Redding.

vintage-meets-modern
Name of Maker: Lucy Kise

This quilt is made of feedbacks and vintage fabrics only.  The pattern is from Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Double Wedding Ring book.  

The pattern is Bright Lights, BigCity.

halloween-halo
Name of Maker: Lucy Kise

‘This is my version of Halo Medallion BOM.  It is made of Halloween fabrics.  

It was a fun quilt to do.  I fussy cut a lot of the triangles and used different fabrics for background.

 

 

 

 

if-i-can-t-catch-a-butterfly-i-can-always-just-catch-a-seagull
Name of Maker: Sharyn Mellors

This is a quote from my grandson Aiden as he tried out his new birthday gift.  5 year olds believe anything can be accomplished. A photo from that day was my inspiration. I painted the face and hands and the quilt is hand appliqued. I also hand macraméd the butterfly net so that it would flow free.   As the appliqued boy was being assembled it hung on my design wall next to another partial pieced project, I noticed how well the disappearing hour glass fit with the image and the theme.  At age 13 Aiden thinks the statement was silly. 

paul-s-harley-t-shirt-quilt
Name of Maker: Carol Moellers
I had never made a t-shirt quilt before and I finally made this for my brother.  He likes to go on trips all over with a group of friends on their Harleys.  My brother was having a not very good year healthwise.  He was diagnosed with Type 2 diabeties, high blood presure, found a spot on his lung, and tore his meniscus and ACL and was going to have surgery.  I thought maybe a t-shirt quilt would be a nice thing to have while he recovered from his surgery.  While I was home at Thanksgiving I had him gather up his t-shirts that he wanted me to use.  He gave me about 40 of them.  He has a whole closet full.  I only had less then a month to complete it.  I used the Quilters Select Fusible interfacting to stablize the t-shirt blocks.  The t-shirts blocks are 15" square.  Then I added 2" wide borders to the t-shirt blocks and sewed them together.  It is quilted with a flame style quilting design using grey 50wt Aurifil thread.  It was a fun quilt to make and he loved it.  

 

calypso
Name of Maker: Linda Vanderbaan

Calypso is my version of Jacqueline De Jong's Brilliant Beauties of Joy quilt. I used my collection of grreen fabrics and a couple of Ricky Tim's hand-dyed scraps packages.

I took a class with Jacqueline to get going on this quilt.  She has seen the pictures of it finished - not her colours :)

There is a lot of paper piecing, but it was fun! So happy it's done.

Lora Nale did an awesome job quilting this for me!

stained-glass-eagle-throw
Name of Maker: Marcia Stewart

This is a quilt throw I made for my dad who loved eagles.  He passed away in December of 2004 and I was given back the throw from the VA in Glendive Montana.  I free-motioned this quilt with my sewing machine back in 1998 before they called it free motion, as I did not have a longarm machine at the time.

I now own a Babylock Longarm and quilt for others and for those who want a quilt mae and quilted in Wyoming.  

sample-quilt
Name of Maker: lillie vaughan

made by hand

modern-drunkards-path
Name of Maker: Janna Markle

I made this for my daughter for Christmas.  She likes things "plain", I like lots of color and pattern.  So, this was my attempt to make a "plain" modern quilt!  It was a challenge for me not to have a lot of pattern, but instead I created pattern through the design. 

love-you-to-the-moon
Name of Maker: Annette Bean

This was a quilt kit made for my Grandson Scott.  It's a hybrid quilt as the center panel was quilted on my sewing machine, and the borders were quilted on my new Innova longarm.