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.
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!
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.
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.
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.