"King" Joe's Graduation Quilt - Graduation gift for my godson & nephew, Joe. It started out as a twin, but for ease of cutting I enlarged the individual square size by 1/2", and it turned out almost the size of a king!
"Latte Obsession" - In deciding the only way I would learn the capabilities of my new embroidery machine was to tackle a large project I chose the latte quilt. My actually completing this quilt with the additional quilting and adding over 4000 crystals had become an obvious but enjoyable “Latte Obsession.”
"Life is a ladder that need to be walk upward" - This was fun to make. The fannel was nice. The boarder was a new one for me, I used the continious "Young Oak courtesy of Hari Halner" design. It was entirely hand quilted but pieced by machine. This one was for P.S. Nichols, my first grandbaby, going on 18. Love you, ViVi
"Little Blue Star" - Taking a class from Judy Niemeyer and buying her pattern "Briar Patch", I started rearranging all the pieces (not following the pattern directions). After the blocks were complete I decided to make a medallion quilt and designed the center mariner's compass and thus..."The Little Blue Star".
I love learning new techniques! I watched the "Slice-a-Block" technique by Rob Appell on Man Sewing and was inspired to add some birds using thread painting in the negative space. It was a lot of fun watching it come together.
"Love Blooms" - I made this quilt for the Feeling Groovy "Big Love" challenge. It was nothing but fun, fun, fun! I enjoyed the challenge of using decorative stitches and having a deadline. Every step was fun from the making of the flowers to the selection of the binding. I used neon embroidery thread and decorative stitches on the quarter inch bias stems and around the "mod" flowers. I also used a satin stitch with neon thread to embellish my "big love". Thanks Ricky and Alex, I mean Joaquin and Mona!
"Lunar Convergence" - Another convergence quilt using batiks. I purchased the spiral dyed fabric about a year ago and had no idea what I was going to use it for but I loved it. This seemed to be the perfect quilt for it. If you haven't tried one of Ricky's convergence quilts yet, they are a lot of fun!!! This is the first quilt that I've also used beads on.
"Mineral Art" - The pattern is from the Better Homes and Gardens - Quilt Lovers Favorites - Volume 4. I adapted a "change" in the pattern by copying "mineral art" pictures created by my brother for a quilt for him. My brother is a wonderful artist and draws mineral art from stones that he finds in mines. I scanned his drawings, printed them on muslin and "inserted" them in the center of each square. To make this quilt "shine" like a gem stone, I used fairy-frost material within each square to match the center stone. It was truly a "treasure"!
"MoonGlow" - "MoonGlow" was a quilt kit I admired the moment Jinny Beyer put it on the market. We bought the kit at a local quilt store when it went on sale and it set in my sewing room for awhile. I guess I was afraid of the piecing, but eventually got started. Now it is a treasure that I have dedicated to my husband for all of his love and support.
"Morning Glory at Midnight" - This is a totally original design that I drew on freezer paper and hand appliqued to the green fabric and then to the blue background fabric. The purple, green, and binding fabrics are hand-dyed fabric by Ricky Tims. It was my first attempt at machine trapunto feathers. The lessons I learned from this quilt are numerous, mostly that I have a lot to learn on how to do certain techniques properly. I had trouble naming this quilt so I posted it on Facebook and my FB friends came up with the name. What an adventure!