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.
"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".
"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
"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.”
"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!
"Kaleido-Poppies" - I am always buying very large focus fabrics which steer me toward my love of kaleidoscopes. This is a hexagon kaleidoscope made from very large poppy print that was fun and easy to make. All flowers were outline quilted in invisible thread. I loved it so much, I bought the identical fabric in pink! Of course!
"Joey's Airplane Quilt" - Airplanes in flight, from the earliest vintage to jets and Heliocopters. Edge is paper pieced simple airplane shapes. Machine pieced and quilted on a Bernina sewing machine, 1230.
"Ji Whiz, you have a pretty garden" - I saw the arrangement of the Log Cabin in a magazine, and incorporated the dimensional flower from another.
As a love gift for a friend from Thailand. Of course, I had to explain the meaning of the idiom, Gee Whiz.
"Jenny's Quilt" - "Jenny's quilt"
The manager of my local sewing center, commissioned me to do this quilt for her nephew's wedding. It's a revised nine patch in various white on black, and black on white with a deep red half on the center half square triangle, and a piano key border. It was quilted in the ditch except the center. Finally accented with a deep red binding. I really hated to give it up, but a deal's a deal.
"Jelly Fish" for Wesley - I used a Timeless Treasure jelly roll that I found and just had to buy because the colors were so wonderful. I also really wanted to get the quilt done and thought having the strips already cut would make things go faster. Well, live and learn. After I eliminated two rows to re-size the quilt I then had to refigure the cutting directions, the piecing was more complicated than I had anticipated and then I added lots of free motion quilting so all in all it was not a fast quilt to make but lots of fun.
"It's A Deal" - This quilt was made as a thank you gift for a very generous person who did me a HUGE favor. Coincidentally, her daughter is a big fan of the "Wizard Of Oz" so it really struck a cord for her family! The blues and yellows of this quilt just sang to me.
"It All Comes Around" - I kept my hands and heart busy (tears of happiness, loneliness, and worry) as I watched my 17-year old granddaughter apply for, interview for, and accept a full ride scholarship to study abroad. We, as a family , went through many emotions and I finished this quilt the day she was greeted by her host family in Germany.