I had nurtured my hydrangea plant for a couple of years and finally had blooms on it when a heavy rainstorm hit. I was worried that I might not have any petals left with the hard rain, and went outside during a lull in the storm to see that the blossoms had survived. It inspired me to make this art wall quilt using a snippet technique to form the flowers. It is covered in tulle and machine quilted. I then hand beaded it using clear bugle beads to simulate the rain.
This is a paper peiced pattern I bought a couple of years ago, and finished a few months ago. I used batik and hand dyed fabrics to creat him and love the way he turned out having somewhat differential shading, nature is not perfectly symetrical and like humans animals and plants are shaded uniquely.
and black sashing with a flannel back.
Machine pieced and quilted. Quilted by Brenda Keith of Quilt Shop In The Oaks in Abilene, Texas.
I believe this started out as a row by row. I’m not sure who made the center blocks. I’ve had this in my UFO pile for years. I finished this as a gift for my 94 yo grandmother who seems to always be chilled. It measures 49x57. I had it quilted by R Quilt Haven in Abilene, Texas. They did a fantastic job.
Years ago I did two Edyta Sitar exchanges. One for batik strips and one for HST's (Alex and Ricky signed theirs!) This is what I made from those exchanges. Kept trying to figure out what to do and whallah, the quilt fairies told me to put them all together. Pieced and quilted them up in 2016. Posted now because of Edyta Sitar doing the Quilt Show BOM for 2018. Used the tones of all the fabrics to make movement in the quilt.
New Year's quilt for Quilt fest in Ukraine. Bright, colorful made in the form of balls on the Christmas tree. Balls have volume and all want to touch them. Each ball has its own original design. The entire quilt is embroidered with French knots resembling snow. I congratulate everyone on the New Year - let everything be fine!
Scrappy Hidden Wells. I used 2 1/2 strips. This was made for my church and was donated to an immigrant family that is new in my area. It was made to be used as a sofa comforter so it is smaller than a regular sized quilt.
The difference between possible and impossible is perception. A long time practitioner of Zentangle I wanted to adapt tangles (patterns) to continuous line free-motion quilting. Several were simple, many took a little more work and others I thought were not possible. Altering my mindset from “impossible” to “I haven’t figured it out yet!” led me to discover how to quilt ‘tripoli’ one of the tangles featured in this quilt.