"Play Ball" - This quilt is made using Joshua's favorite colors and featuring Atlanta Braves Fabric, his favorite baseball team. Was Hand quilted using red quilting tread to compliment the front and blend with the back.
"QB Quilt" - Flowers were folded from pattern in "Fantastic Fabric Folding" by Rebecca Wat. My work "qb" needed a little sprucing up. So I made dozens of flowers, used bias tape for stems, fabric for cut-out leaves and Japanese fabric for the vase. The entire piece is pinned to my cubicle wall. It's an installation piece. I can move flowers around and change the position of the flowers anytime. Try it - it's a lot of fun and has gotten a lot of attention. I work for a Japanese company ... many of the Japanese women have commented on this unusual technique.
"Raindrops - Made from scraps to try pattern. Decided to try something different for quilting. I couched yarn for the quilting.
Given to a friend just recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Her comment was that the lap robe was full of hugs and good wishes.
"Rim Fire" Yosemite - I was moved by pictures of towering flames burning my favorite park. I submitted a picture to an on-line show at www.parks.ca.gov. The flames and sky fabrics are hand painted, trees appliqued, free-motion stitched. I donated it to raise funds for our fire dept.
"Santa's First Stop" for Jacqueline in Alaska - This is a Continuum Quilting Pattern. Colorful Batik for main design. Fused to Cotton BG. Stitched on Avante18 inside area with blue thread. Meandered with gold thread, thread painted trees. Flange, Binding
"Santa's First Stop" for Jamie in Alaska - This is a Continuum Quilting Pattern. Colorful Batik for main design. Fused to Cotton BG. Stitched on Avante18 inside area with blue thread. Meandered with silver thread, thread painted clouds, trees. Border & Binding
This art quilt is fused on a black background leaving a space between shapes to show a black outline. it has more than 500 pieces and while it was time-consuming it was worth and a lot of fun. it just won a second place award.