"Stop and Smell the Rose Garden" (1st place) - Michael Miller's wonderfully delicious pink pastel floral fabric seemed the perfect piece to inspire creation of this 86 x 64" 103-kaleidoscopic garden of roses entitled "Stop and Smell the Rose Garden." It was entirely pieced and quilted by me on my Bernina 440-QE. The original design is Linda Causee's "Wacky Wedge". I adore it so much that I've made 7 of them! I am very proud to say that this quilt was juried into the Denver National Quilt Festival's "Peak of Perfection" May 3-6, 2007 and won a 1st place Blue Ribbon at the New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild Quilt Show here in Texas at "Stitchin' in the Garden" July 21-23 2006.
Twinkle Twinkle - Design expanded around a 1 inch square taken from 'Inspiration Odyssey' by Diana Swim Wessels. Bonded applique. Machine satin stitching and machine embroidery stitching using rayon and metallic threads. Felt batting.
It's A NEW Day! - This quilt was commissioned by a private individual and will be in DC for the 2009 Obama Inauguration. It will also be published in a book from that same show and possible travel in an Obama Quilt show.
St Francis - This quilt was a chance for me to learn about St Francis. He was an amazing fellow. What you cannot see in the picture is the glitter and gloss applied. It took the better part of a year to complete. My favorite part is the tame coyote!
Summer Lemonade - Made for challenge 'Colour Full'. I wanted to see if I could create an art piece that still retained all the essential qualities of a quilt. It is quite heavily machine quilted to showcase the effect and the texture that quilting creates. The green squares are trapunto stuffed.
Mallory's Ice Cream Cone Quilt - Handquilted and Embroidered "Mallory Meeks Ice Cream Parlor" with cherries at top. Green fabric in lattice is also used for backing and pink flowers are quilted from the back in the borders.
Cody's Shoo Fly Quilt - I modified the Shoo Fly blocks down the center of the quilt to spell out the letters of my godson's name C-O-D-Y. I incorporate the child's name in every quilt that I make. Native American motifs are quilted in the cornerstones, arrows in the borders and targets in the blocks.